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Nurse

Company: Unity Health Care
Location: Washington
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

INTRODUCTIONThe purpose of EH at Unity is to (1) provide a safe and healthy work environment, (2) assist employees with maintaining optimum health and efficiency in their position, and 3) assist employees with managing their own health and well-being.--The Employee Health Nurse will be an integral part of the onboarding process for new employees as well as monitoring of employee health compliance for the organization. MAJOR DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following: -- Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization.-- Will be required to establish standard methods of care, utilizing evidence based practice and best practice standards.-- Will be required to establish and implement infection control and employee health orientation programs, alongside the departmental leadership throughout the organization.-- Evaluates effectiveness of the Infection Prevention and Control Plan annually.-- Will use the application of the nursing process in assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating employees' care. -- Responsible for policies and procedures within the organization related to infection control and employee health.-- Oversees the scheduling and recordkeeping for CPR, Health Saver and BLS requirements as specified in an employee's job description.-- Coordinates the development and implementation of all employee health initiatives and programs.-- Works with employee benefits on wellness and well-being programs. -- Conducts workplace wellness education as needed.-- Will be responsible for all pre-employment testing and vaccination processes, annual N95/TB/ Influenza testing and/or vaccinations, and the management of potential blood exposures, employee illnesses and disease outbreaks.-- Responsible for OSHA illness and injury reporting as well as all other compliance requirements.-- Responsible for coordinating the infection control program which includes surveillance; analysis of data; developing reports, policies and procedures.-- Provides consultation and education to staff, physicians and community leaders in respect to Infection Prevention & Control.-- Provides for and respects the employee's privacy and confidentiality. -- Maintains confidential employee health records.-- Documents all pertinent information appropriately.-- Notifies appropriate persons promptly of unusual reactions and changes in conditions. -- Provides guidance for maintaining a clean and safe environment at all Unity Healthcare sites.-- Ability to establish communication with appropriate resources in response to emergency situations.-- Oversees the worker's compensation program. -- Recommends workplace accommodations. -- Monitors EH requirements related to credentialing and re-credentialing.-- Provides consultation and recommendations on maintaining the health and well-being of employees.-- Maintain and updates the EH system as needed. -- Performs other duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS-- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university.-- Active DC RN License.* Two (2) years of employee health or occupational health experience in employee health clinic, infectious disease or internal medicine clinic.* COHN is preferred.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES-- Demonstrated ability to effectively work and communicate with diverse populations.-- Familiar with an employee health system. * Knowledge of current literature applicable to occupational health.* Knowledge and experience documenting patient care in an electronic medical record.* Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.* Ability to make appropriate clinical assessments and judgments.* Ability to educate staff.* Ability to provide counseling and emotional support with compassion and respect for the individual.-- Demonstrated proficiency with business software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The position reports to the Vice President of Employee Experience and Engagement

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