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Occupational Health Nurse (RN) - Clarion University

  • Job ID: 155334826
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Flex
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Health Plan
  • Department: Onsite Clinics
  • Location: , Clarion PA
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $21.91 to $37.83 / hour

Description

UPMC Health Plan is hiring a full-time Occupational Health Nurse to help support the Clarion University [email protected] department. This RN will join an onsite health and wellness center that treats a variety of health issues, paying special attention to the unique needs of young adults.

The nurse in this position is a member of the [email protected] department that services Clarion students. During spring and fall semesters, the clinic hours are 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday - Friday, and 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturdays.  The clinic is staffed by 2 nurses who will each work 35 hours per week with rotating Saturdays.  Winter session hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. During the summer, the Occupational Health Nurse will work 1-2 days per week.

This position has primary responsibilities for the direct patient intervention and provision of care for the staff members of the UPMC Health System and will be responsible for the provision of all clinical services for the [email protected] program. This includes care and treatment for sudden, short-term illness and injuries common to young adult college students.


Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the coordination of medical surveillance programs. Examples of these programs include TB skin testing programs, respiratory protection programs, and specific exposure-related testing and/or surveillance initiatives.
  • Assists with efforts and interventions to ensure regulatory compliance (i.e. JCAHO, Department of Health, OSHA, etc.)
  • Assist in the provision of [email protected] services which include but are not limited to: Obtaining vital signs, reviewing medication history, assisting provider with medical treatments, using telehealth equipment where applicable, and engaging staff regarding appropriate lifestyle, condition management programs, health promotion activities, and other available services.
  • Supports quality improvement, cost containment, and customer service-oriented initiatives of the organization.
  • Orchestrates complete and appropriate interventions, treatment, and follow-up care for staff infectious disease exposures and/or Bloodborne pathogen exposures. This includes managing exposure evaluations and follow-up treatment
  • Acts as resource for client employee
  • Coordinates employee health efforts with various departments as needed, including for example: Human Resources, Infection Control, Safety and Administration.
  • Shares questions and concerns with the Nurse Manager or Senior Manager
  • Ensures compliance with appropriate testing policies and procedures pertaining to TB testing, vaccinations, and medical interventions.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all medical information, and documents interventions and treatment in the appropriate database / medical record system.
  • Supports a proactive, multidisciplinary team approach directed toward prevention, education and health promotion
  • Provides education to client employee enrolled in the various lifestyle and condition management programs
  • Coordinates pre-placement evaluations on new hires. This includes reviewing the questionnaires and coordinating any clinical laboratory services performed (i.e. TB skin testing, phlebotomy immunizations, etc.). Should have a general knowledge of ADA and EEOC guidelines as they relate to the pre-placement medical evaluation process.
  • Performs phlebotomy, substance abuse testing, and immunizations (IM, Sub Q, Intradermal), and other medical testing
  • Evaluates laboratory results and initiates appropriate interventions and/or notifications.
  • Upholds policies and programs of UPMC.
  • Collaborates with Physician or other Advanced Practice Providers and other nurses to arrange for further medical treatment when needed
  • Input data and tests, including all services provided, into the employee health software database program for coordination and tracking.
  • Coordinates services rendered to appropriate departments for OSHA reporting and documentation.
  • Provides education and counseling to staff throughout the evaluation and treatment process.
  • Establishes supportive relationship with client employee

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 1-2 yrs. clinical experience.
  • BSN, or equivalent professional and/or educational experience.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse either in the state where the facility is located or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)

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