Employee Health Registered Nurse / RN
DCH Health System - Tuscaloosa, AL

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Performance Planning Provide employee health services to employees as needed based upon Policies and Procedures of DCH Health System.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions
  • Must adhere to all DCH Health System Policies and Procedures as well as standards for external regulatory agencies and accrediting bodies ( i.e., Joint Commission, OSHA, Department of Public Health, CDC etc..).
  • Provide employee health services in accordance with policies and procedures by providing assessment and evaluation i.e. pre-employment, biennial, drug screening, and disease exposure for all employees including volunteers and contract staff.
  • Coordinate and educate all employees regarding vaccination/immunization and screening protocol programs for the health and safety of all employees.
  • Participate in Volunteer orientation/meetings to administer TST
  • Coordinate, schedule and teach annual TB reader classes and track trained designated readers
  • Teach, supervise and counsel employees presenting with exposure to and/or having a possible infectious disease or illness, while working in collaboration with the nurse epidemiologist. Make referrals as appropriate.
  • Maintain Hepatitis B, Rubella, Rubeola, Mumps and Varicella tracking via data entry.
  • Print and distribute Hepatitis B, Rubella, Rubeola and Varicella reminders and overdue notices each month.
  • Assist with record keeping for TB skin testing and respirator fit testing.
  • Track and follow up on all blood contacts at both the RMC and NMC.
  • Track and follow up on all environmental complaints at both the RMC and NMC.
  • Track all Tdap, Influenza, Hepatitis B, MMR and Varivax vaccines, including employees who are due for first or second vaccines.
  • Perform monthly hazard surveillance and safety assessments as requested.
  • Notify employees of any abnormal findings on physicals (i.e. abnormal lab results, abnormal chest x-ray results and/or abnormal EKGs) and make appropriate referrals as indicated.
  • Provide services in a cost-effective manner.
  • Fit test employees and track as indicated.
  • Coordinate annual fit testing with designated departments and track compliance as outlined in plan.
  • Serve as a resource person for any Pandemic Illness/ Disease in accordance with CDC recommendation and designated plan (i.e. Avian, Swine Influenza and Smallpox etc.).
  • Assess, evaluate and track those employees presenting with physical restrictions for occupational and non-occupational situations and parking accommodations in collaboration with Employee Health Director.
  • Case management of all work related injuries for the DCH Health System.
  • Work in collaboration with physicians, managers, and insurance carrier and legal if indicated to facilitate the case management process and reach desirable outcomes
  • Assist with the Leave Management for Leaves of Absence request (i.e. FMLA, Hospital, Military, and Education)
  • Participate in weekend call response rotation
  • Plan and implement special event projects for the Health System as directed (i.e. annual DCH Health & Wellness Fair, Scale Back Alabama and other health initiatives, intranet implementation and maintenance etc.)

    • Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
    • Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
    • Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
    • Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
    • Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
    • All other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required RN Graduate (BSN preferred). Current Alabama license, three or more years RN experience in a hospital setting required with a strong knowledge of employee health and epidemiology preferred.

    Ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines and maintains proper productivity

    Ability to lead and actively participate in multidisciplinary teams

    Basic computer skills

    Ability to work independently or within a team structure

    Excellent interpersonal skills and communication style

    Proven project management experience preferred

    Must be able to read, write legibly, speak and comprehend English.

    Working Conditions Must be able to legibly document all information

    Must be able to perform L- Light Work – Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects up to 10 pounds

    Must have good manual and finger dexterity

    Must have the ability to tolerate prolonged periods of sitting

    Must have good communication skills

    Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

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