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Nurse Practitioner Employee Health

Company: Charleston Area Medical Center
Location: Charleston
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

To provide health care, counseling and follow-up to employees who become ill or injured at work. Develop and implement an onsite treatment center for employees to provide care for acute illness or injury utilizing advanced assessment and evaluation techniques. To assess, treat, solve problems, counsel, educate and refer patients seen for acute illness or injury, utilizing advanced assessment and evaluation techniques. Coordinates and implements a routine communicable disease prevention and health evaluation and education program for employees.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an onsite treatment facility for the evaluation and the treatment of acute illness or injury, facilitating return to productive work. Collaborate with Employee Health, Human Resources, managers and staff to ensure effective program implementation. Management and treatment of uncomplicated acute and chronic medical problems within the clinical guidelines of family practice. Education of employees and/or families regarding preventive care, medical problems and of prescribed treatment and or medications. Consult with other health care providers such as nurses, physicians, advanced practice nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers and other appropriate specialists. Provides appropriate referrals for physical and occupational therapy. Use of appliances in the treatment of health problems that involve immobilization of a limb or joint; splints, slings, immobilizers, braces and lumbar supports. Diet management and modifications of diet therapy in accordance with the clients' health condition. Coordination with community and internal wellness programs to include health education, risk screening and risk reduction classes. Prepare summaries and reports to (Safety) Employee Health, Administration, Human Resources and others as identified. Develop and implement documentation to assess savings created by employee utilizing acute care through employee health. Works collaboratively with Transitional employment coordinator and Employee Health nurses in the care and treatment of employees with on the job injuries, workers compensation claims and those in the transitional program. Assume a leadership role in developing policies and procedures to support the program. Develop and provide training for administrative staff, management staff and employees on program's implementation. Assess health status and health potential: plan, implement and evaluate health care needs of the employee relative to on the job issues. Plan, manage and evaluate therapeutic regimens for patients, consulting with Employee Health physician and other treating physicians. Plan, teach and counsel employees regarding current health status and job activities. Develop individualized modified duty plans, with measurable outcomes that maximize the employee's potential for return to full duty within defined time frames. Actively plan and monitor quality improvement/control for areas of responsibility. Perform history and physical examination and record data. Identify normal and abnormal findings and consult as needed with physician to determine the plan of treatment. Actively participate on committees and teams focusing on safety, infection control and wellness. Maintain an accurate current recall system for ongoing programs such as tuberculosis (TB) control, immunizations, hepatitis exposure, communicable disease control, job injury follow up, and annual health evaluations. Follow up on course of illness. Provide individual HIV counseling and follow-up. Maintain separate confidential records. Work collaboratively with Human resources and department managers.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Patient Group Knowledge (Only applies to positions with direct patient contact) The employee must possess/obtain (by the end of the orientation period) and demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide developmentally appropriate assessment, treatment or care as defined by the department's identified patient ages. Specifically the employee must be able to demonstrate competency in: 1) ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of patient needs; 2) knowledge of growth and development; and 3) understanding of the range of treatment needed by the patients. Competency Statement Must demonstrate competency through an initial orientation and ongoing competency validation to independently perform tasks and additional duties as specified in the job description and the unit/department specific competency checklist. Common Duties and Responsibilities (Essential duties common to all positions) 1. Maintain and document all applicable required education. 2. Demonstrate positive customer service and co-worker relations. 3. Comply with the company's attendance policy. 4. Participate in the continuous, quality improvement activities of the department and institution. 5. Perform work in a cost effective manner. 6. Perform work in accordance with all departmental pay practices and scheduling policies, including but not limited to, overtime, various shift work, and on-call situations. 7. Perform work in alignment with the overall mission and strategic plan of the organization. 8. Follow organizational and departmental policies and procedures, as applicable. 9. Perform related duties as assigned.

Education

Credentials

  • No Certification, Competency or License Required

Work Schedule: Days

Status: Credentialed Provider

Location: Memorial-MSOB

Location of Job: US:WV:Charleston

Keywords: Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston , Nurse Practitioner Employee Health, Other , Charleston, West Virginia

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