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Total Wellness Nurse

Company: Shurtape Technologies, LLC
Location: Hickory
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Job Description:

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The Total Wellness Nurse coordinates employee wellness through the contracted on-site clinic, treats and coordinates care of injured/ill employees, prepares necessary forms for OSHA recordkeeping and Workers' Compensation, and supports the overall company health and wellness objectives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* Manages occupational illnesses and injuries, which are work related or could affect the performance of the related job

* Assesses, evaluates and makes recommendations of injury or illness:

* Provides first aid or treatment as directed by Doctor

* Referrals for medical treatment

* Completion of necessary forms

* Incident documentation

* Suggests recommendations to prevent recurrence of incidents

* Provides counseling regarding the impact of the incident as it relates to personal, self, family, and/or job performance and responsible for referral to outside sources to improve the quality of life directly affected by the incident.

* Monitors follow-up care for the course of the treatment until completion; may remove sutures, visit hospital, and conduct follow-up phone calls; the follow-up care must be maintained within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act and other governing regulations.

* Supports Workers' Compensation; responsible for notifying the workers' compensation carrier of the claim; keeps a record of all pertinent information regarding the claim.

* Conducts Return to Work Evaluations; responsible for the assessment and release of employees who have been out of work; notifies the appropriate member of management and HR of employee's return to work status.

* Records and reports OSHA recordable cases in accordance with OSHA standards; reports recordable incidents to the appropriate company personnel; responsible for reporting changes within the OSHA recordkeeping standards, and is an active leader in implementing necessary changes to maintain compliance

* Administers vaccinations including tetanus, hepatitis b, and influenza.

* Schedules drug screens for new hires, post-accident, and suspicious behavior.

* Supports onsite Health Management Program; works in conjunction with the on-site clinic vendor, company nurses, and manager in all aspects of the program as necessary.

* Provides case management for FMLA/STD claims

* Maintains and distributes medical supplies to each location when requested

* Active in the safety of the employees; attends safety meetings in plants

* Responsible for review of Health and Safety Policies.

* Attends regular meetings with the medical director for updates and continuity of care of employees

* Submits articles/health documents when requested for company newsletters

* Maintains and implements the Hearing Conservation Program including:

* Scheduling make-up hearing tests and STS retests

* Posting surveys in required area along with Hearing Conservation Standard

* Sending audiograms into vendor for review and counsel employees

* Encouraged to participate in the local and state chapter of the Occupational Health Nurses Association

* Other Duties and Responsibilities

* Other duties assigned by the Manager, Health and Welfare within the guidelines of the Nurse Practice Act

* Performs all job duties within the scope of practice set forth by the State Board of Nursing

* Practices within the guideline of the standing doctor's orders

QUALIFICATIONS

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment with consistent pressure to complete duties on time, every time

* Ability to manage multiple projects at a detailed level and provide support to many internal departments in a fast-changing environment

JOB REQUIREMENTS and QUALIFICATIONS

* Education/Certification Requirements

* Associate Degree or higher in Nursing

* Licensed by the State Board of Nursing, RN required

* Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC), preferred

* Maintain Continuing Education hours as required by the State Board of Nursing

* Experience

* 5-7 years of general nursing experience

* Previous occupational health nursing experience preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

* Repeated standing and sitting

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

WORK ENVIRONMENT

* Primarily in climate controlled clinic/office environment

* May require plant visits as necessary which may include increased humidity and temperatures above or below 70°F

EqualOpportunityEmployerDescription

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

PayTransparencyPolicyStatement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information.

Keywords: Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Hickory , Total Wellness Nurse, Healthcare , Hickory, North Carolina

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