Occupational Health RN - Offsite/Jackson Center
Wilson Memorial Hospital - Sidney, OH

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The Occupational Health Registered Nurse (OHS RN) practices under the general supervision of the Occupational Health Services Director and the Occupational Health Services Medical Director. The OHS RN is responsible to maintain their professional skills and continue to advance their level of expertise in the field of Occupational Health & Safety and case management to provide professional health service to WMH-OHS clients in accordance with company specific and statutory regulations. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for Occupational Health Clinic services (hospital based or industry based). Plan, organize, and coordinate all shift functions to meet stated objectives of OH Clinic. Orient First Responders to the company's OH clinic.Attend WMH-OHS department meetings or WMH-OHS offsite meetings as applicable.Use the nursing process to assess each client, determine applicable nursing diagnosis, develop a plan of care, implement mutually agreed upon plan of care, and evaluate the effectiveness of each plan of care.Administer first aid and/or medical treatment to employees who sustain injuries on the job or become ill during working hours, in accordance with established practices, policies and site-specific standing protocols. Educate employees about identified health issues. Make referrals for all injured or ill clients by following site-specific standing protocols.Complete and maintain non-work related medical/nursing documentation as confidential medical records in compliance with HIPAA. Maintain compliance with all State of Ohio and Federal Laws governing the practice of nursing.Maintain detailed records in cases of injury, illness, treatments and circumstances leading to an injury or near miss. OSHA 300 logFROI Company specific accident reportsOther company specific reports Maintain inventory of supplies, medications, and equipment.Be familiar with off-site Occupational Health Clinic policies, procedures, and protocols, including each company specific Worksite Health Management program. Participate in Case Management activities by assisting with the coordination of FMLA, Short-Term Disability and/or Long Term Disability programs. Plan and organize RTW programs, gradual or transitional, occupational or non-occupational, as specified in each Worksite Health Management program.Schedule and/or conduct baseline and annual audiometric testing for all employees as identified in each company's Hearing Conservation Program. All audiometric testing and training records will be kept in each employee's medical file unless directed otherwise by the company. 11. Provide Human Resources Department, Operations Management or company designee, information on all medical matters involving Workers' Compensation. Information to include diagnosis specific for sickness and accident disability, medical treatment, prescription drugs, diagnosis, and expected course of treatment.Assist each company's Workers' Compensation Representative in planning and organizing physician contacts, independent medical exams, and investigations of employee activities with respect to Workers' Compensation.Assist with the identification of appropriate transitional work for injured workers to minimize or eliminate days away from work. 12. Promote and coordinate the Wellness Program to provide a cost effective and meaningful health and wellness program.Work with the Wellness Committee and area medical providers.Maintain the Wellness program records.Provide regular reports to site-specific designee.13. Maintain professional nursing skills to promote the wellness of the Occupational Community through education, administration of vaccines, phlebotomy services, hearing conservation, vision screening, drug and alcohol awareness, pulmonary function testing, personal hygiene and fitness. Conduct educational classes for clients/companies. Educational offerings: First Aid, CPR and Blood Borne Pathogens, Wellness Topics, etc.Contributes to success of WMH-OHS by maintaining appropriate professional relationships with each company's Management Team, as well as, each individual client. Functions to maintain a cooperative team environment with WMH-OHS staff in effort to promote optimal program operation.Effectively creates reports or presents information in response to questions from managers, staff members, patients, and the general public. Maintain effective written and verbal communication using appropriate tools (telephone, computer software, designated reports and forms). Other duties as assigned by Manager/Director of WHM-OHS. Responsible to direct company requests for additional services to the WMH-OHS Business Specialist or Manager/Director.QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, the OHS RN must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or the ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Required: Graduate of accredited nursing program. Minimum two years experience working in the hospital environment as a Registered Nurse. Preferred: BSN with experience working as an RN in ER or Occupational Health. COHN (Certified Occupational Health Nurse), certification in Hearing Conservation and Spirometry. CERTIFICATES/LICENSES: Required: Current RN license in the State of Ohio. CPR, CPR/First Aid Instructor (must be willing to obtain within 6 months); Phlebotomy (must be willing to obtain within 6 months)Preferred: CCM, COHC, COHN or COHN-SWORK ENVIRONMENT: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Occasional exposures to noise levels greater than 85 decibels are possible when working at a company on-site OH clinic. Brief exposures to fumes and variation in temperatures are site-specific. Exposure to dust is common when working in the industrial environments. EOE

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