The Working Well Clinic (Occupational Health) is seeking a full time Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner to become part of our team to serve our valued customers.
In search of a licensed Nurse Practitioner (NP) who can provide primary care and occupational health clinical services to our site employees.
The position is primarily clinical.
The NP will be reporting to the Associate Director of Occupational Health.
They will be working both independently and in collaboration with the medical director, administrative leaders, and nursing staff in the Working Well Clinic ensuring the delivery of high-quality patient care through the following:
The Practitioner is responsible for delivery of customer requirements, expectations, and services that include:
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
Employee Health Management
Grows an occupational health clinic that will serve as a key resource for faculty and staff.
Utilizes principles of case management to achieve best outcomes for faculty and staff in a cost-effective manner; acts as a confidential liaison between the employee and providers to whom they are referred.
Evaluates, diagnoses, and treats work-related injuries and illnesses.
Orders, interprets, and evaluates appropriate lab and diagnostic tests to assess employee health care needs.
Evaluates outcome of employee care, makes necessary revision of care plans and arranges for follow-up.
Collaborates with physicians and other health care professionals to manage employee care.
Develops and implements medical surveillance programs for pre-employment and periodic health maintenance to manage health risks - including MMR, PPD, Hepatitis B virus, tetanus, and other immunizations and screenings.
Ensures that specific assessments and immunizations align with employees' roles.
Performs pre-placement physical exams, as required, for various employee groups.
Provides guidance regarding work restriction and/or job modification when necessary.
Performs physical examinations as deemed appropriate.
Responsible for ordering and interpreting laboratory and diagnostic tests as needed.
Performs fitness-for-duty evaluations, including those for drug and alcohol use on the job or premises.
In partnership with the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) and other relevant offices, develops and implements health prevention and education programs on topics such as ergonomics, stress management, and blood bourn pathogen exposure.
Provides triage for emergency injuries.
Participates in developing, refining, and responding to the incident reporting process for workplace injuries and potential issues.
Performs routine office procedures that are medically necessary (basic first aid, sprains, etc.).
Provides health education with regard to injury and illness, disease processes, treatment plans, promotion of self-care, and prevention.
Responsible for maintaining the clinic's security and confidentiality of protected health and personal information and maintaining appropriate records and databases to ensure organizational compliance with mandated reporting requirements.
Implements, evaluates, and updates clinic guidelines, policies, procedures and protocols.
Leads on-going quality assessment and improvement of clinical programs.
Practices in accordance with written guidelines in compliance with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
Maintains prescriptive privileges as defined by the MADPH.
Uses prescriptive authority responsibly for all medications and, if DEA licensed, for Schedule II through V controlled substances in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Actively guides employees through matters involving workers' compensation, family medical leave (in conjunction with HR), and accommodation of disabilities.
Monday - Thursday business day hours
Periodically, may be contacted for support after hours by phone
May be asked to support STIK pager after hours calls
Education and Experience needed:
Current active license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Physician Assistant to practice in the state of Massachusetts
Master's Degree in nursing or physician assistant
Certification in Occupational Health Nursing (OHN) or Physician Assistant desirable
BLCS Certification required;
Three to five years' experience in Occupational Health, Emergency Room, and/or Critical Care
Great attention to detail
Strong interpersonal skills
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
We support the professional goals of our teams through annual education stipend and assistance with obtaining and maintaining professional certifications.
We look forward to speaking to qualified candidates.
8 hour shift
Monday to Thursday
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
APRN or Physician Assistance License (Preferred)
Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with authorization by the Board of Registration in Nursing to practice in an expanded role
Registered with the ANCC or other accrediting organization for Nurse Practitioners
Current BLS Certification
Maintain expertise in Advanced Practice Health Care and Occupational Health Care.
Member of AAOHN and State/ Regional professional organizations.
Obtain COHN-S Certification within 5 years.
Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital.
It's a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year.
It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England.
Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all-and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England.
The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet - an integrated health care delivery systems that includes many community health centers.
Join BMC today and help us achieve our Vision 2030 which is a long-term goal to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world.
Req id: 21383
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