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St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has more than 3,200 employees. It includes a 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and special needs services for adults and children.
St. Vincent’s is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the system’s second-largest hospital.
POSITION SUMMARY / PURPOSE
The incumbent of this position is a professional Registered Nurse that utilizes the nursing process (assessment, planning, intervention, documentation, and evaluation) to administer the Employee Health program and oversee the Hospital’s Workers’ Compensation and FMLA program from a clinical perspective.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to; completing a pre-employment physical assessment and drug screen for all new employees, administration of appropriate vaccines to new hires and current staff, ensuring compliance with regulations regarding and respirator fit testing for clinical staff, administration and tracking flu vaccines, completion of occupational health evaluations and / or contacting physicians involved in treating employees with work related injuries to ensure employees return to work in a safe and timely manner, and for the upkeep and maintenance of all employee medical files.
Responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction and maintaining strict patient confidentiality. The incumbent of this position will annually complete all mandatory education requirements for this position.
Assist with Wellness activities and Co-Chair the Wellness Committee.
Consults with physician and Human Resources regarding the potential employees ability to perform the duties of the job
Consults with Physician re : administration and standing orders. Maintains all employee health records.
Maintains all employee health records.
collaborates with physician re : health respiratory protective devices and periodic program evaluation. Maintains all employee health records.
Serves as a liaison to promote information to the employee, the manager, the treating physician, the workers’ compensation insurance carrier and Human Resources to ensure a timely and safe return to work.
Coordinates modified duty program as an interim alternative for the employee with a temporary limited work capacity. Maintains all employee health records.
Assist with Environment of Care committee goals and specialized safety programs including, but not limited to, coordinating the monthly Sharps Prevention Committee.
Maintain all employee health records.
Participates in staff meetings, educational programs and in-service meetings to maintain competencies. Complies with hospital policies and procedures related to safety, infection control, attendance, sexual harassment, dress code, corporate compliance, confidentiality and others.
Consistently demonstrates caring for patients, for one another, and for the organization they are part of, and contributes to building trust, pride and camaraderie.
JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL REQUIREMENTS, AND DESIRED ATTRIBUTES
Maintains professional attitude and appearance. Demonstrates commitment to the organization and coworkers as evidenced by attendance, punctuality, and flexibility of scheduling.
Maintains a positive attitude. Interacts professionally with patients and significant others.
Maintains current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut. Specialization in Occupational Health preferred.
Occupational Health nurse will sit for the COHN exam within two years of becoming an OH nurse.
Knowledge of OSHA regulations and CDC guidelines required. Knowledge of infectious disease and worker safety program requirements for a healthcare setting required.
Bachelor’s degree in the field of Nursing with 3-5 years of experience, preferably in Occupational Health.
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