As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
This position is responsible for working in accordance with objectives and established infection control protocols and under the supervision of a nurse practitioner and/or physician, serves as a Registered Nurse in the Employee Health Department. Utilizes the nursing and occupational health process to provide efficient employee health services that ensure a safe and healthy workforce is maintained in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Completes pre-employment and pre-participation employee health screenings. Evaluates laboratory results and provides appropriate notification to Associates, non-Associates and stakeholders. Check vital sign, administer immunizations, blood tests, and urine drug screens.
Maintains the medical surveillance program and associated medical records. Orders laboratory tests, x-ray studies and other diagnostic services, as necessary, in order to determine job performance capabilities and to rule out communicable diseases. Assess workers comp patients and refers claims to Leave Management for administration.
Provide first care treatment for minor Illnesses and injuries of Nemours Associates. Initiates and tests for exposures to blood borne pathogens, body fluid and Infectious disease exposure protocols and provides follow up care in accordance with Nemours policies.
Prepares and maintains all related health service records in accordance with policies and procedures.
Provides first aid treatment for Job-related and non-job-related Workplace Injuries. May monitor and evaluate the patient as needed.
Evaluates employees desiring to return to work who do not fall under FMLA guidelines (following written consent to return to work from their personal physicians) in order to determine any medical limitations. Coordinates employee return to work requirements with Leave Management.
Advise Associates with issues such as substance abuse, psychosocial needs, wellness/health promotion concerns and other health or work-related concerns. Utilizes the Employee Assistance Program to assist Associates with dependencies and/or other behavioral issues and stress.
Ensures appropriate medical inventory levels by ordering and stocking supplies, medications and vaccines as necessary.
Contribute, maintains and delivers wellness programs that provide education and continuing health improvement. Performs ergonomic assessments and screens for current conditions.
Delivers nursing services, including but not limited to mass flu vaccinations, TB skin testing, T-dap injections and Respiratory program testing as needed for Nemours Associates.
Additional duties and responsibilities may include filing/scanning medical charts, entering documentation and data into ReadySet EMR System, preparing monthly summary reports, monitoring compliance and compiling data to support monthly reports. May also be asked to participate in committee and leadership meetings as requested or needed.
Required skills and abilities:
Able to multi-task and prioritize both duties and events in importance.
Appropriately evaluate, treat or triage Associates with illness/injuries.
Ability to maintain and administer confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner.
Provide accurate, consistent answers to Associate requests. Demonstrated sensitivity to circumstances and attitudes.
Is knowledgeable regarding departmental and Corporate processes and procedures and associated regulatory requirements.
Attention to detail, information accuracy and service excellence are critical.
Works collaboratively with the Human Resource Team. Supports and models the standards of behavior.
Diploma from an accredited Nursing School or BSN or successful completion of EMT-P course and Licensed to practice within the State of Florida
COHN preferred, must obtain license to practice within the State of Florida
Current American Heart Association BLS certification
Minimum one year of patient care experience
Licensure to practice nursing in the State of Florida
Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in Occupational Health required
The knowledge and skill set for assessment of occupational injuries including experience with exposures to BBP and communicable diseases.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.