- Full time Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner
- Full benefits: medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement
- Excellent salary based on experience
- Provide primary care and occupational health clinical services to site employees.
- Report to the Associate Director of Occupational Health
- 8 hour shift, 7:30am-4pm Monday to Friday
- Periodically, may be contacted for support after hours by phone
- May be asked to support STIK pager after hours calls
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
Employee Health Management
· Grows an occupational health clinic that will serve as a key resource for faculty and staff.
· Utilizes principles of case management to achieve best outcomes for faculty and staff in a cost-effective manner; acts a confidential liaison between the employee and providers to whom he/she is referred.
· Evaluates, diagnoses, and treats work-related injuries and illnesses. Orders, interprets, and evaluates appropriate lab and diagnostic tests to assess employee health care needs.
· Evaluates outcome of employee care, makes necessary revision of care plans and arranges for follow-up. Collaborates with physicians and other health care professionals to manage employee care.
· Develops and implements medical surveillance programs for pre-employment and periodic health maintenance to manage health risks – including MMR, PPD, Hepatitis B virus, tetanus, and other immunizations and screenings. Ensures that specific assessments and immunizations align with employees’ roles. Performs pre-placement physical exams, as required, for various employee groups.
· Provides guidance regarding work restriction and/or job modification when necessary.
· Performs physical examinations as deemed appropriate.
· Responsible for ordering and interpreting laboratory and diagnostic tests as needed.
· Performs fitness-for-duty evaluations, including those for drug and alcohol use on the job or premises.
· Provides triage for emergency injuries. Participates in developing, refining, and responding to the incident reporting process for workplace injuries and potential issues. Performs routine office procedures that are medically necessary (basic first aid, sprains, etc.).
· Provides health education with regard to injury and illness, disease processes, treatment plans, promotion of self-care, and prevention.
· Responsible for maintaining the clinic’s security and confidentiality of protected health and personal information and maintaining appropriate records and databases to ensure organizational compliance with mandated reporting requirements.
· Implements, evaluates, and updates clinic guidelines, policies, procedures and protocols. Leads on-going quality assessment and improvement of clinical programs.
· Practices in accordance with written guidelines in compliance with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. Maintains prescriptive privileges as defined by the MADPH. Uses prescriptive authority responsibly for all medications and, if DEA licensed, for Schedule II through V controlled substances in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
· Actively guides employees through matters involving workers’ compensation, family medical leave (in conjunction with HR), and accommodation of disabilities.
Education and Experience needed:
- Current active license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Physician Assistant to practice in the state of Massachusetts
- Master’s Degree in nursing or physician assistant
- Certification in Occupational Health Nursing (OHN) or Physician Assistant desirable
- BLCS Certification required;
- Three to five years’ experience in Occupational Health, Emergency Room, and/or Critical Care
- Great attention to detail
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
We support the professional goals of our teams through annual education stipend and assistance with obtaining and maintaining professional certifications. We look forward to speaking to qualified candidates.