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Occupational Health Nurse - RN

Boise, ID

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WorkCare Inc

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Position Description

Job Summary

We are looking for a part-time Occupational Health Nurse to support medical and safety efforts at large scale construction site located in Boise, ID. This project is anticipated to last multiple years with exact timing to be determined by client requirements. 

The Occupational Health Nurse employs best practices that require early intervention and the setting of realistic expectations for disability duration, return-to-work, and return to functionality. Care coordination is a collaborative process that promotes quality of health care, client empowerment, and cost containment by supporting proactive intervention and reducing redundancies.

The Occupational Health Nurse is responsible for providing injury and illness case management and assisting with other occupational and environmental health services, as needed, while maintaining a professional and patient centered approach in an occupational setting. Travel to participate in Company initiatives can be supported as needed. 

Responsibilities

  • Provide on-site treatment and management of injuries and minimize the need for off-site medical treatment 
  • Provide preventative health education as needed 
  • Give on-site care, first aid and follow up to occupationally injured/ill workers 
  • Ongoing communication with the treating physician regarding employee clinical status 
  • Manage open workers comp and short term disability cases as needed 
  • Provides initial contact with injured worker, employer, provider and other appropriate stakeholders (3 point contact) as soon as assignment is received. Discloses information regarding the role of case management and the rationale for the case management relationship.
  • Maintains contact and communicates with the adjuster assigned to the file through phone calls, email and written reports. Understands the limiits of decision making-authority delegated by the adjuster to the nurse case manager and respects these limits. Keeps adjuster up to date with activity in case, case direction or secure authorization for services.
  • Maintain a medical record database and provide reports to management as applicable 
  • Maintain OSHA records as applicable 
  • May perform medical testing including but not limited to TB tests, blood draws, immunizations, drug screening, vision tests, hearing tests, respirator fit tests and medical evaluations 
  • May perform First Aid, CPR, AED and other training as necessary

Qualifications

Education and Experience: 

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a valid Idaho RN license 
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing is highly preferred 
  • Must hold current BLS certification 
  • 3–5 years RN experience required 
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a urgent care, emergency department or occupational health setting preferred
  • Certification in Occupational Health, preferred

Skills and Competencies: 

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability of maintaining privacy and confidentiality.
  • Strong critical thinking skills; problem solving, and decision making.
  • Must have the ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to create and edit written materials.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors and clients.
  • Strong time management, organizational, and follow-through skills.
  • Ability to meet and exceed daily and weekly individual performance goals.
  • Ability to work independently as well as assisting other team members when needed.
  • Requires regular and predictable attendance and punctuality.

Computer Skills

  • Must be competent in the Windows operating system environment, Adobe Professional, Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and learn other software as needed.

Physical Demands: 

  • Requires sitting for long periods of time, working at a desk.
  • Ability to work under stressful, sometimes unpredictable situations. 
  • Manual dexterity required for use of handling medical equipment, performing procedures, computer keyboard; Use hands/fingers to handle, control, or fell objects, tools, or controls. 
  • Required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel and/or crouch; Some bending and stretching could be required. 
  • May occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Ability to kneel and perform chest compressions for CPR life saving measures. 
  • Require daily walk to & from parking lot to clinic; may need to navigate uneven walkways and terrain due to construction site. 
  • May drive emergency vehicle within the site when responding to an accident. 

Work Environment: 

  • Construction project location. 
  • Clinic is located within the protected/regulated area. 
  • Clinic: Mainly indoor, office/clinic conditions; noise level is usually moderate; air quality is good, and temperature is controlled. 

Additional Job Information

Final compensation offered depends on factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable laws. WorkCare is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment.

About WorkCare

WorkCare, Inc., is a U.S.-based occupational health, wellness and absence management company focused on improving quality of life for employees and enhancing business results for employers. Our mission is Protecting and Promoting Employee Health…from Hire to Retire. We believe Work Matters. Health Counts. Prevention Saves. 

We deliver integrated, total employee health solutions to employers in all types of industries in the U.S. and selected international locations. Our primary service lines include Medical Exams & Travel program management; 24/7 Incident Intervention telehealth triage; Onsite Services & Clinics (staffing/operations); Industrial Athlete Program (onsite and virtual), Consulting M.D.s, Wellness Solutions, and Absence Management Solutions.  We place a strong emphasis on occupational physician oversight, clinical quality, customer service excellence, and workforce well-being. Visit www.workcare.com to learn more.


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