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UPMC Occupational Health Nurse (Part Time) - UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Description

UPMC Corporate Services is currently hiring for a Part-Time Occupational Health Nurse (RN) to support MyHealth@Work operation at UPMC Mercy

This position will work a daylight schedule.

This position has primary responsibilities for the direct patient intervention and provision of care for the staff members of the UPMC Health System. This person will be responsible for the provision of all clinical services for the Employee Health / MyHealth@Work program. This includes pre-placement evaluations, medical surveillance programs, work injuries associated with bloodborne pathogens, infectious disease exposures, and other employee health related interventions.

Responsibilities:

  • Acts as resource for client employee

  • 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.

  • Assist in the provision of MyHealth@Work 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.

  • Assists with efforts and interventions to ensure regulatory compliance (i.e. JCAHO, Department of Health, OSHA, etc.)

  • Collaborates with Physician or other Advanced Practice Providers and other nurses to arrange for further medical treatment when needed

  • Coordinates employee health efforts with various departments as needed, including for example: Human Resources, Infection Control, Safety and Administration.

  • 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.

  • Coordinates services rendered to appropriate departments for OSHA reporting and documentation.

  • Ensures compliance with appropriate testing policies and procedures pertaining to TB testing, vaccinations, and medical interventions.

  • Establishes supportive relationship with client employee

  • Evaluates laboratory results and initiates appropriate interventions and/or notifications.

  • Input data and tests, including all services provided, into the employee health software database program for coordination and tracking.

  • Maintains confidentiality of all medical information, and documents interventions and treatment in the appropriate database / medical record system.

  • 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

  • Performs phlebotomy, substance abuse testing, and immunizations (IM, Sub Q, Intradermal), and other medical testing

  • Provides education and counseling to staff throughout the evaluation and treatment process.

  • Provides education to client employee enrolled in the various lifestyle and condition management programs

  • Shares questions and concerns with the Nurse Manager or Senior Manager

  • Supports a proactive, multidisciplinary team approach directed toward prevention, education and health promotion

  • Supports quality improvement, cost containment, and customer service oriented initiatives of the organization.

  • Upholds policies and programs of UPMC.

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse with current Pennsylvania licensure

  • Minimum 1-2 yrs. clinical experience.

  • BSN, or equivalent professional and/or educational experience.

  • Occupational Health experience preferred/not required

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

  • Registered Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities REQNUMBER: 774561

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