The Occupational / Employee Health Nurse will plan, develop, implement and evaluate all activities and services relating to the Employee Health Service to provide high quality and cost effective occupational health services to employees, volunteers, and physicians of Swedish Medical Center. Provides all clinical aspects of the EHS including assessment and treatment of employee injuries/illnesses, post offer screening, occupational testing and surveillance programs, and employee infection control. Provides triage for on-the-job injuries. Works cooperatively with other staff in the investigation, monitoring, tracking and follow-up of employee injuries and health and safety issues in the work environment. Must be detail oriented and a strong employee health resource.
Current Colorado Registered Nurse license
Certification or eligibility as a certified occupational health nurse preferred
Bachelor's degree in nursing or other health related field required or experience in EH would take the place of degree.
Advanced degree (MSPH, MSN, NP, or other) preferred
5-7 years medical/surgical nursing required
Previous occupational health nursing preferred
Experience in Emergency Dept, orthopedic nursing, case management desirable
Advanced physical assessment and case management skills required.
Knowledge of occupational health, safety, ergonomic and workers' compensation preferred.
Effective written and oral communication skills: Teaching, counseling and participation in presentations required. Organization skills and ability to set priorities is essential.
Demonstrates flexibility to reprioritize activities due to constant interruptions.
Must be able to work alone, without other medical resources immediately available.
Knowledge of OSHA law, FMLA, and ADA preferred.
Computer skills helpful (i.e. use of database, word processor).
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