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|EMPLOYEE HEALTH NURSE (RPT)|
|Category:||Nursing - RN/Management|
|Facility:||Erie County Medical Center Corporation|
|Schedule:||Regular Part Time - RPT|
The work involves planning, coordinating and implementing an employee health program at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation. This is a professional nursing position responsible for developing and coordinating procedures for the maintenance of employee health standards, employee health records, and providing nursing care to employees when necessary. The incumbent maintains liaison with nursing and hospital administration on employee health matters and makes recommendations concerning employee health standards and record maintenance. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Vice President of Human Resources and Director of Human resources in conjunction with the Medical Director of Personnel Health, and administrative staff with leeway for the exercise of independent judgment. Supervision is exercised over lower level professional and clerical staff. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Plans, organizes and directs functions and activities of the employee health unit; Develops goals and objectives and establishes and implements policies and procedures for unit operations; Plans an employee health program that meets the current needs of the Hospital and Erie County Home; Develops and submits a unit operating budget; Maintains required records, reports, and statistics for administrative and regulatory purposes; Develops and prepares a comprehensive employee health program that includes health, history, physical exam, required tests and x- rays for new employees and employees returning to work; Initiates health records, annual required physicals and tests for all employees; Administers inoculations against epidemics as directed by Infection Control; Prepares reports and provides care for on-duty work-related injuries; Follows-up, reports and provides care for needle puncture, scalpel or similar wounds and completes related documentation; Recommends work restrictions for personnel with infectious diseases who are involved in patient care and posting of charts; Provides first aid or acts as liaison with emergency department in care of employees who are injured on the job or become ill; Reviews FMLA applications; Participates and is an advocate of the hospital safety program; Assists with respirator protection plan and fit testing of respirators; Liaisons with SUNY at Buffalo and assists with occupational health needs of resident physicians at ECMC; Liaisons with Workers’ Compensation Administrator & assists in the management of Worker’s Compensation injuries; Liaisons with Erie County Office for the Disabled to coordinate work accommodation solutions; Liaisons with employee alcohol and drug testing providers; Directs the work of Employee Health Office personnel.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of principles, procedures and techniques of professional nursing; Good knowledge of the organization, functioning policies and procedures of an employee health service department; Skill in the application of nursing techniques; Ability to recognize and identify symptoms; Ability to maintain required records, equipment and supplies for an employee health office; Ability to prepare and conduct in-service training; Working knowledge of computer programs including MS Office Suite and Microsoft Excel; Familiarity with US Public Health Services Guidelines for Management of Occupational exposures, Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act; DOT drug and alcohol testing standards and related hospital policies and procedures; Physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing; license and registration to practice as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York; and one (1) year of professional nursing experience in an employee health setting; or: B) Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, license and registration to practice as a registered professional nurse in State of New York; and two (2) years of professional nursing experience in an employee health setting; SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: NYS HIV Counselor Certification & BLS certification required within three (3) months of hire. NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting the full-time experience requirements. Certification as Occupational Health Nurse preferred.