The Employee Occupation Health (EOH) nurse provides nursing support for the daily operation of the EOH and the Environmental Registry programs. The EOH nurse provides first aid and triage of employee injuries, coordinating care with EOH Physician and Emergency Department provider. You will report directly to the Associate Chief Nursing Service/Ambulatory Care. The EOH Service is under the direction of the Chief of Medicine, Medicine Service. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide nursing support for the daily operation of EOH and the Environmental Registry Program to include: performing and documenting of vital signs, simple vision screening, administering immunizations, and assisting in contacting of employees and volunteers for incomplete follow-up in EHS Provide first aid and triage for employee injuries in coordination with the Personnel Physician and the Emergency Department; aid employees and supervisors in completing required documentation in the ASISTS system; collaborate with employees, supervisors and Human Resources to coordinate return to work after injury or illness. Coordinate blood testing associated with bloodborne pathogen exposures according to protocol and follow up case management. Coordinate TB screening program including ordering and interpreting Quantiferon Gold (QFT) lab tests and administering and interpreting tuberculosis skin tests. Coordinate employee annual seasonal influenza vaccination program. Order/stock medical supplies and ensure cleanliness of the EHS exam and treatment rooms. Document nursing care in the combined "hard chart" Employee Medical File and/or in the Occupational Health Record System (OHRS). Collaborate with Hospital Infection Control, the Personnel Physician, supervisors and employees in managing infectious disease exposures such as influenza, tuberculosis, or pertussis. Participate in New Employee Orientation. Provide appropriate intervention during potential emergency/crisis situations. Collaborate with HR in the case management of OWCP claims. Implement pre-placement Medical Evaluations for Employees. Participate in unit Quality Improvement projects. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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