Trinity Health RN Occ Health Mercy Business Health FT in Sioux City, Iowa

Under limited supervision of the plant physician, optimizes the health of the worker through preventative and curative services. These services include: diagnosis, screening, management, and surveillance of occupational illness or injury, emergency health care treatment, health promotion and protective services, safety training and employee counseling and assistance. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

MERCY MEDICAL SERVICES
POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: RN Occupational Health-Clinic

Job Code: 1976

Reports To: Practice Manager-Clinic/Plant Physician

Pay Grade: PG 22

Dept/Clinic: Business Health Clinic

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Approved By:Human Resources

Date: May 2018

OSHA: 1 - Exposure

* This position will be located in Le Mars, Iowa*

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POSITION PURPOSE

Under limited supervision of the plant physician, optimizes the health of the worker through preventative and curative services. These services include: diagnosis, screening, management, and surveillance of occupational illness or injury, emergency health care treatment, health promotion and protective services, safety training and employee counseling and assistance. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

1.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.

2.

Implements the Occupational Program in accordance with policy of the plant.

3.

Coordinates first aid and safety programs onsite according to contracted services:

Follows up on all employee accidents and/or illnesses. Initiates and coordinates protocol for movement of the employee for work related and non-work related injuries/illnesses. Maintains Instructor status of First Responder and CPR courses.

4.

Recognizes and communicates issues/occurrences utilizing established lines of authority, and assists in identifying ways to resolve variances or unacceptable outcomes.

5.

Actively participates in clinic meetings, committees, conferences, and in-services.

6.

Provides and/or coordinates planned short term nursing care for contracted businesses: Provides treatment for work and non-work incurred illness/injury.Under direction of Medical Advisor, establishes protocols for care and treatment of employees.Coordinates and/or evaluates return to work cases, positive screens and first aid encounters.Collaborates with attending physicians (company/private) to suggest referrals for the appropriate intensity of services for the employee.

7.

Implements return to work programs on contracted site locations by: Monitoring employees before sickness, leaves of absence, during and after return to work. Collaborates with employee and employer management to implement return to work functions. Maintains a collaborative work relationship with employee, employer, physicians, adjustment companies, attorneys, and all persons providing treatment modalities.

8.

Workers Compensation Case Management: Monitors and records employees access to treatment and assigned plan of care.Provides ongoing medical, financial, and legal status of clinical risks of all cases.Develops and implements criteria to monitor case outcomes.Collaborates with attorneys regarding any litigated cases.Knowledgeable of state workers compensation policies and procedures and appropriately utilizes them in all cases.

9.

Coordinates health preventative programs:Conducts health screens for company.Collaborates with employer well programs and offers input and suggestions.Actively participates on employee/employer preventative health committees. (Ergonomics, Blood borne Pathogens, exposure, etc.)Provides in-services, if requested, on well topics.

10.

Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Mercy and Trinity Health’s Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.

11.

Performs clinic nurse assessments by: Making clinical nursing decisions independently based on scientific principles, systematic approach, and experience. Daily walk around assessment. Ongoing follow up and evaluation of employees and environment according to medical protocols. Provides work site analysis as requested. Identifies and prioritizes ergonomic hazards. Demonstrates ability to remain calm in an emergency situation.

12.

Provides accurate documentation for each employee by: Initiates and maintains the Occupational Health Program medical record on each employee according to policy of the plant. Assists with maintenance of OSHA logs and/or any other workers compensation records requested. Provides regular company reports including employee statistical and cost savings data, nurse activities, projected and accomplished recommendations

13.

Uses effective communication principles to coordinate care with other health care providers.

14.

Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in improving patient safety and reducing risk to patients. Complies with Safety and Infection Control & Procedure.

15.

Driving is an essential job function. If a person loses his/her license he/she will not be able to execute their required job functions.

16.

Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mercy and Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

17.

Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.

18.

Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)

19.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.

MISSION STATEMENT

We serve together in Mercy and Trinity Health, in the spirit of the Gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us.

*GUIDING BEHAVIORS *

The Guiding Behaviors are the behaviors necessary for all of us to achieve our Vision. They are: We support each other in serving our patients and communities. We communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and directly. We are fully present. We are all accountable. We trust and assume goodness in intentions. We are continuous learners.

COMMITMENT

Must be able to embrace and adhere to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization and support the Mission of Trinity Health.

Must demonstrate good work habits such as time management, attendance, punctuality, team building and other behaviors aligned to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Registered Nurse, licensed to practice in the state of the contracted employer. Bachelor of Science in nursing is preferred. Basic Life Support Certification (BCLS) is required. A minimum of 3-5 years previous nursing experience in community health, occupational health, or emergency room is preferred. Is able to communicate effectively with customers and all members of the health care team. Is able to perform a variety of duties characterized by frequent change. Required to travel within the Siouxland region in order to perform job duties and responsibilities as assigned. A valid drivers license and proof of insurance must be submitted by the employee to their manager and will be maintained throughout employment. Must have a general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.) Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Mercy and Trinity Health.

Mercy cultivates, upholds and supports a safe work environment. Associates support patient and staff safety by demonstrating aptitude and maintaining organizational employment standards and requirements. Associate job performance is continually appraised and formally evaluated during the course of employment with Mercy.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Must successfully pass employment physical examination and must adhere to applicable organizational requirements on an annual basis for Employee Health Directives. Must possess the ability to comply with Mercy and Trinity Health policies and procedures. This job is categorized as ""Medium Work"". Has the physical stamina to meet the requirements of this job. Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and /or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly. Must be able to handle stress effectively. Must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to environmental elements, internal and external, which may affect the work place, such as infectious disease, chemical and/or chemical fumes, dust, noise, physical injury from an out of control patient, and adverse effects of inclement weather which may occur.

These essential functions identify the major requirements of the job. They are not an exhaustive list of all job requirements. An employee may be called upon to perform physical actions not specifically identified in this job description.

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Job Number: 00119700

Location: Sioux City, IA

Organization Name: Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City

Facility: MMCIA - Mercy Business Health Services

Employment Type: Full time

Shift: Day Shift

Hours: 40