Elliot Health System EMPLOYEE HEALTH NURSE in Manchester, New Hampshire
36 hours per week, 8:00am-4:30, no weekends
This is a SolutioNHealth position with support in our Manchester campus.
Together, Southern New Hampshire Health and Elliot Health System, the founding members of SolutionHealth, are committed to innovative models of care and collaboration that improve the health and well-being of more than half a million residents of our region. We start with committing to do the right thing, for each patient, always.
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As a member of the EH&W team the RN supports clinical activities in addition to or in the absence of the Practice Manager. The RN is responsible for coordinating annual influenza vaccination and other special programs under the direction of the EH&W Practice Manager and is responsible for clinical oversight of medical/clinical assistant.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
?Responsible for providing clinical support by assisting the practice manager and all staff in maintaining health information, data, and facility security and safety.
?Supports preventative health care initiatives and infection control measures by tracking employee status and immunizations for vaccine preventable diseases and administering adult immunizations to assure compliance.
?Conducts pre-employment screenings including drug screening, vital signs, vision and hearing, immunization, and evaluation of pre-existing conditions and the need for appropriate accommodation.
?Assists in return to work medical clearance and reports work status to appropriate parties to assure appropriate return with or without accommodation.
?Performs fitness for duty assessment and referral as necessary to assure a safe work environment.
?Assists in the coordination of the annual influenza vaccination program with Employee Health staff, in collaboration with Medical Practices and hospital nursing units, to assure compliance with this mandatory program.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
?Problem solves, provides direction and guidance to departmental managers and colleagues and provides direct supervision, oversight and coordination of per diem staff and CA.
?Assists in tracking employee’s status for immunizations, conducts monthly surveillance for annual TB symptom questionnaires, FIT testing, and annual OSHA Respiratory questionnaires and other screening programs.
?Conducts pre-placement screenings, reviews health history, evaluates pre-existing conditions and the need for appropriate accommodations per ADA guidelines, conducts physical assessments and educates new employees about FMLA/Leave Return to Work policies.
?Performs return-to-work medical clearance and interprets medical clearance notes as appropriate and coordinates ergonomics and ADA process with employee and discusses potential accommodations with Supervisor and HR partner.
?Performs Fitness for Duty assessments by reviewing and completing appropriate paperwork, assuring collection of urine or blood specimens at the request of medical provider, and assists provider in follow-up activities and data management.
?Promotes safety awareness to various departments and communicates suggestions for safer practices when appropriate (i.e. safer needle devices, wearing personal protection, use of safe patient handling equipment, etc.)
?Coordinates and participates in the annual influenza vaccination program.
Minimally Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Associate degree minimally required with completion of BSN program required within 5 years from hire
Preferred: Bachelors of Science in Nursing preferred.
Minimally Required: Current NH licensure as a Registered Nurse. BCLS/CPR training.
Preferred: Certified in Occupational Health Nursing-Specialist preferred.
Minimally Required: A minimum of 2 years of prior nursing experience. Microsoft Office, EMR and computer based data management experience
Preferred: One year of occupational health nursing experience preferred
Minimally Required: Knowledge of the Worker's Compensation, ADA, OSHA standards, CDC immunization recommendations and state Department of Labor regulations required.
Minimally Required: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Minimally Required: Ability to multitask and prioritize assignments.