Responsible for the overall daily operations and functions of Associate Health Services for the organization. Performs physical examinations and nursing assessments on associates, coordinates Worker’s Compensation and performs other responsibilities in order to promote a safe and health work force.
KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Performs employment physical assessments and screening tests, including detailed medical history, tuberculosis screening and arrangements for appropriate laboratory tests. Interprets and evaluates historical data, laboratory reports and screening tests to accurately determine current health status, vaccine needs, etc. in accordance with Associate Health policies and procedures.
B. Administers annual tuberculosis testing for all associates. Conducts appropriate follow-up of positive results and ensures compliance with OSHA requirements.
C. Provides post-exposure surveillance for associates exposed to undiagnosed tuberculosis, needle sticks and other exposures to infectious disease. Reviews charts and information to determine if HIV testing is necessary. Counsels associates for pre-HIV testing as required in accordance with policy and federal law. Provides follow-up care in accordance with established protocol and in consultation with physician.
D. Provides accurate documentation and maintains Associate Health files and ensures confidentiality of all associate files.
E. Sees all associates who become ill or are injured at work. Evaluates associate health status and determines eligibility to return to work, refers to Emergency Department or send associate home if appropriate.
F. Sees all associates returning to work after a Leave of Absence and issues the appropriate return to work slip.
G. Provides all associate vaccinations (i.e., MMR, Hepatitis B, and influenza) as required by policy. Provides proper follow-up with associates to ensure compliance. Records all vaccination information in accordance with policy and federal law.
H. Develops and recommends Associate Health policies and procedures, forms etc.
I. Serves as a member of the Infection Control Committee and Safety Committee.
J. Maintains currency by reading professional literature, committee participation and continuing education.
K. Consults with Associate Medical Director as needed on matters relating to OSHA, Physicals, illness and other occurrences.
L. Demonstrates competence to perform assigned patient care responsibilities in a manner that meets the age-specific and developmental needs of patients served by department.
M. Appropriately adapts assigned patient assessment, treatment and/or care methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, age-specific and other developmental needs of patient served.
N. Performs other associate health duties as assigned.