As a Fairview/HealthEast Employee Occupational Health Nurse you are responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of professional nursing care provided to Fairview employees, candidates, providers and workers at other locations.
The EOHS RN performs both independent and interdependent nursing functions. Independent functions include assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of medical services for worker populations. Interdependent functions include communication strategies with various stakeholders and colleagues (i.e.: recruiting, hiring manager, infection prevention, case management, medical consultant, etc.).Maintains a safe work environment for employees and ensures safe patient care by certifying employees are infectious disease free, and physically & mentally able to perform essential job functions.
Actively participates in creating and implementing safety improvements that are designed to protect workers from potentially hazardous work conditions.
Provides employee occupational health services. Evaluates and facilitates appropriate medical care for injured/ill employees that improves quality and cost effectiveness of both healthcare and employee return to work.
Collaborates with Employee Health and Safety team to implement and coordinate Injury Prevention programs, Ergonomics, Respirator Protection program, annual Influenza campaign and the Safety Committees.
Acts as Return-to-Work care manager for occupational and non-occupational cases. Coordinates case management process. Communicates and coordinates case management activity with injured employee and appropriate individuals such as: supervisor/manager, Human Resources Business Partners, third party administrator, QRC, physician, etc.
Participates in the HealthEast/Fairview Infection Control Program as it applies to employees; including Blood borne Pathogens and Tuberculosis prevention.
Creates and implements training on a variety of topics related to safety within the work place.
Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevantlaws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards.
Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements.
Performs other responsibilities as needed/assigned.
AD degreetwo year college nursing degree
Current Minnesota License as a Registered Nurse or meet reciprocity criteria
CPR certification--requires ability to provide written validation of current basic life support competency or ability to obtain written validation within 30 days of hire
Two years experience in occupational health nursing or in area of nursing requiring independent nursing skills, i.e. college health/school nursing, ER nursing, etc.
BSN or BAN degree-four year college nursing degree
COHN-S, COHN or Case Management certifications preferred
More than two years experience in occupational health nursing
Prefer a broad understanding of hospital EOHS processes and infection control practices
Computer skills sufficient to work with email, electronic medical records, familiarity with Windows products for reading/running reports, creating Word documents, etc.
Access to reliable transportation to be present at various locations to conduct and meet reasonable business needs
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, ...Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.