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Occupational Health Nurse

George Washington Medical Faculty Associates • Washington, DC

Posted 1 month ago

Job Snapshot

Part-Time
Experience - 4 to 6 years
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Healthcare - Health Services
Health Care, Nurse

Job Description

Position Summary
The Occupational Health Nurse (“OHN”) will be responsible for the provision of quality healthcare services in the Occupational/Employee Health (“OH”) department at GW Medical Faculty Associates (“MFA”). The OHN will perform OH services under the guidance and direction of the Clinical Nurse Manager - Occupational Health. The OHN will provide professional nursing and occupational health services to MFA’s staff, that support their health, safety and wellbeing in the workplace. The OHN will collaborate with MFA managers to promote a healthy workforce and support workplace safety, through the planning, implementation and management of health and safety programs, health promotion initiatives, and education of employees on OHSA and other workplace safety requirements. The OHN will collaborate with managers, and our third party administrator to ensure appropriate workplace injury reporting and management of Workers Compensation cases.  S/he will act as a resource on OH matters to Human Resources and other care providers and staff.
 
The OHN will be responsible for the provision of day to day OH services while ensuring organizational and departmental compliance with applicable professional, regulatory and governmental standards.  In accordance with OSHA record keeping requirements the OHN will maintain the confidential occupational health records for all MFA employees including physicians, allied health professionals, administrative and clerical staff.  Service provision will include MFA employees at locations throughout the DC metropolitan area, Maryland, Virginia, and internationally.
 
Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Licensure            
Required –
  • Current, unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia; (or current license in other jurisdiction with evidence of application for licensure as required for practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia Boards of Nursing).
 
Education           
Required –
  • Requires knowledge of theories, principles and concepts typically acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN); or comparable combination of education and/or experience.
  • Completion of a certificate program in Occupational health nursing for academic credit.
 
Preferred –
  • Master’s degree in nursing
 
Certifications    
Required –
  • Current Health care BLS certification.
 
Preferred -
  • American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. certification -“COHN”.
 
 
 
Experience         
Required –
  • 3-5 years clinical practical experience in an occupational health setting. Workers’ compensation program management and case management experience.  Knowledge of OSHA requirements and CDC guidelines for the healthcare work environment, ADA and FMLA. 
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in adult patient care.
 
Preferred –
  • 4-6 years clinical or practical experience in an occupational health setting. Recent/progressive occupational health experience.  At least 5 (five) years of clinical nursing experience in an ambulatory, multidisciplinary setting; preferably an occupational health clinic.
 
Competencies  
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have the ability to read, write and communicate in English to the degree required to perform the job.  Must be able to provide verbal feedback in a professional manner. Must be able to follow and understand instructions, and react favorably in all work situations.  Must have strong interpersonal skills and be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people at various levels within and outside MFA. 
Must be competent in Microsoft Office Applications, able to do math calculations and input data into the computer. Must be able to run reports and present information in a meaningful manner.
Job ID: CLINI01941
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