This position is responsible for providing primary and emergency care for occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses to maintain employees on-the-job or to promptly return them to work. This is a drug testing dependent position. The Occupational Health Nurse works closely with medical providers, both on and off supported Military installations.
MAJOR JOB ACTIVITIES:
Provide first aid and emergency care for occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses.
Consistently communicates effectively and respectfully with employees, the patient's family, and other members of the healthcare team.
Respects and maintains confidential and identifiable health information as per HIPAA regulations.
Demonstrates developed assessment skills. Perform required health assessments for specified programs.
Oversee the medical surveillance of employees exposed to hazardous chemicals and infectious diseases. Assist the Military Preventive Medicine Team.
Conduct required screening tests, such as the monthly drug and alcohol testing.
Assists with the annual medical examination process from the subcontracted medical vendor in order to ensure quality of service and care for program employees.
Coordinate the annual Health Expo and other health services-related events.
Assist/coordinate with health and wellness promotion, education, and training programs.
Coordinate annual flu vaccination campaign and ensure that employees receive and are up-to-date with USCENTCOM required vaccines.
Assist with the return to work program and in managing workers compensation cases.
Visit employees who has been hospitalized ensuring they are receiving the care needed and or assessing the need to be transferred to another healthcare facility.
Coordinate with Managers, Supervisors, and the ESH team to ensure all necessary personnel are current in the Medical Monitoring Program: Respiratory Protection, Hearing Conservation, Heavy Metal Testing, Cholinesterase, and PFT’s
Evaluate medical documentation and submit waivers to the appropriate approving authority, such as United States Army Central Command (USARCENT) or United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), as applicable.
Ability to read results of tuberculin skin tests and educate employees regarding latent tuberculosis as needed.
Maintain and update the OHC database system daily; ensuring that employees remain medically qualified to work in USCENTCOM AOR.
Maintain professional development and growth, licenses and certifications.
Identifies and implements a course of action in non-routine situations. Perform other duties as assigned.
MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:
Various medical diagnostic equipment and office equipment.
Work is generally conducted in an office environment; however, duties may occasionally involve working outside with potential exposure to extreme temperatures. Must comply with all Fire and Safety Regulations and Post/Camp Policies.
Work may require medium to heavy lifting up (36-75 lbs.), stooping, climbing, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to physical, chemical or biological agents. Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing). Environmental exposures include but, are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure and communicable diseases. Employee use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is required for some situations. PPE includes, but is not limited to: head, foot, torso, respiratory, vision, and hearing protective devices.