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QA-Employee Health Nurse, Decatur

Location: Decatur, TX
Date Posted: 03-06-2018
 REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director of Infection Prevention/Employee Health
 
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • The Employee Health Nurse (EHN) is responsible for assisting the Director of Infection Prevention/Employee Health to oversee and coordinate the Employee Health and Safety program. 
  • EHN plays a major role in providing pre-employment screening, administering vaccines to employees and compliance with all regulatory requirements related to employee health. 
  • Works closely with Infection Prevention and the Safety Committee, in addition to the hospital leadership, to promote a safe, healthy workplace for all employees. 
  • Assists in planning and implementing annual Infection Prevention education.
  • Maintains employee health program including pre-employment screenings, employee vaccine administration and testing programs, blood-borne pathogen and TB control programs and meets other regulatory requirements. 
  • Prepares and maintains employee health records in accordance with policies and regulations. 
  • Schedules and conducts immunization of employees per policy.
  • Counsels employees when appropriate, requested, or required on health-related matters.
  • Works with Human Resources on Workman’s Compensation Insurance claims and “return to work” decisions after illness or injury, as requested.
  • Knowledge and experience of adult education principles, excellent organizational skills and strong computer skills preferred in MS Word and Excel, excellent written, oral, and collaboration skills, ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information securely, attention to detail and accuracy are critical.
  • Assists with other duties including Infection Prevention for WHS as delegated.  
  • Immunization/injection skills required
 
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: 
  • Operationally, reports to the Director of Infection Prevention/Employee Health. 
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • 1) Current Texas License to work as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas
  • 2) minimum 2 years of nursing experience 
  • 3) Previous experience with an Occupational or Employee Health/Wellness program  preferred
  • 4) BLS/CPR required.
 
Must have current licensure upon hire. 
 
OSHA TASK CATEGORY TWO: 
  • There is an occasional risk of exposure to mucous membranes or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or a potential for spills or splashes during the performance of the job. 
  • Standard Precautions must be observed and protective devices worn by the employee when performing a task that is likely to cause exposure.
 
Employment standards include current requirements as determined by Federal, State, and Wise Health System policy.

Employee status:
  • Hourly
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