Occupational Health Specialist
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center - Cheyenne, WY

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Occupational Health Specialist

Facility:
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

Department:
Occupational Health

Schedule:
Full-time

Shift:
Day shift

Hours:
7:30-4:00

Job Details:
Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) minimum

ROLE SUMMARY
Provides occupational health services to employees, volunteers, students, contract personnel, physicians, Licensed Independent Practitioners, and commercial services through contract agreements. These duties require expanded nursing skills and knowledge of population based environmental health/occupational health to maintain optimal health for employees and productivity on the job. Promotion of quality and cost effective patient care through integrated utilization management and tracking of all aspects of care is required. Working with the Infection Control Practitioner, this position will coordinate exposure follow-up; illness and exposure tracking and reporting; managing the health assessment process for health care workers newly placed at CRMC; and coordinate annual infection prevention and control strategies including but not limited to mask fit and tb skin testing.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assess the employee’s health needs and make independent decisions regarding fitness for duty and need for care, and coordinate with department managers any needed accommodations. Makes appropriate referral for care when care exceeds scope of practice.
2. Conducts pre-placement health assessments and refers for further evaluation by medical provider as required by established protocols. Collects health history and performs functions including: vital signs, weight, height, phlebotomy, injections, urine drug screening, point of care testing, immunizations, and other interventions and assessments as required by regulatory agencies and requested by contracted businesses.
3. Provides individual employee assessment of workplace environment for ergonomic and environmental hazards. Able to perform standardized physical assessments, provide counseling for various health issues, provide specialized testing, drug and alcohol tests, provide first aid for minor illness and injuries, and dispense over-the-counter medications per protocols.
4. Provide patient education and counseling to health care workers and patients for health promotion, including but not limited to blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco cessation. Provides education in regard to occupational health and wellness. Serves as a resource to the community.
5. Provides appropriate counseling, education and follow-up of employees with exposures to infectious disease, body fluid or chemical exposure. Collaborates with Infection Control and Epidemiology in regards to exposures and injuries.
6. Collaborates with Human Resources, Risk Management, and Infection Control for investigation and analysis of workplace injuries. Works with team members to implement injury prevention measures. Performs workers compensation counseling, follow-up, light duty placement, and case management activities.
7. Analyzes on-site outcome data to evaluate provision of services such as: industrial hygiene, medical surveillance, workplace hazards, and preventative care programs.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
  • Demonstrates effective leadership and professional skills according to Standards of Care.
  • Ability to assess a patient’s condition, formulate plan of care, select appropriate interventions, evaluate patient’s response to plan of care and to explain to patient/family about this process.
  • Ability to assess, evaluate, explain, teach, problem solve using critical thinking; and perform calculations.
  • Demonstrates excellent professional/clinical skills and utilization of the Nursing process of direct and indirect patient care which includes assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care to meet patient needs and improve patient outcomes.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Associate’s degree from an accredited school of nursing
  • RN licensure in the State of Wyoming
  • BLS
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical experience in a hospital setting
PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of nursing
  • Advanced preparation in bacteriology, epidemiology, education, chemistry and/or statistics
  • Strong background in education, including familiarity with adult and child learning theories, curriculum development and various teaching methods
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214 East 23rd Street

Cheyenne, Wyoming

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