This supplemental RN position will support the Employee Health Services department at University of Maryland Medical Center-Midtown. Ideal candidates will have BSN and RN experience, ideally in an Occupational Health environment.
General Summary Under general supervision performs pre-placement health assessments on all incoming employees; orders, performs and interprets routine serologic testing; performs and interprets tuberculin skin tests; administers vaccines as needed; appropriately screens and refers Worker’s Compensation patients; assists in the monitoring of employees with blood/body fluid exposures, including counseling of employees, investigating exposures to ensure appropriate testing is conducted, identification and reporting of safety issues and appropriate consultation with physicians. Conducts investigations of employee exposures to other infectious illnesses.
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Conducts pre-placement health reviews on all incoming UMMC and corporate employees.Review Health History Questionnaire with all incoming employees.
Ensures that appropriate forms are completed and placed in the confidential employee health record.
Performs and interprets routine serologic testing (for pre-placement and employee exposure purposes) including but not limited to Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella titres, Hepatitis B Antibody and Antigen, Hepatitis C Antibody, HIV Antibody and drug testing.Administers Hepatitis B vaccine to all employees who request the vaccinations or have them sign a Declination Form after education about the disease and vaccine as required by OSHA/MOSH. Administer other vaccines as appropriate.
Ensures that appropriate forms/consents are placed in the employee’s confidential medical record and, if needed, appropriate forms are submitted for Worker’s Compensation claim processing.
Records test results appropriately.
Performs tuberculin skin tests as part of pre-placement health assessment and annual skin testing program.Performs tuberculin skin tests on all employees.
Ensures appropriate documentation is placed in the confidential employee health record.
Appropriately screens and refers all employees being seen for Worker’s Compensation claims.Coordinates care of injured worker including: Scheduling appointments for referrals; imaging studies and/or diagnostic testing; and obtaining reports and physician notes.
Tracks injured worker data.
Coordinates transitional duty placement.
Ensures adequate documentation for each visit and that all forms are complete and accurate prior to being placed in the employee’s confidential medical record.
Assists in the investigation of employee exposures, including communicable diseases and recommends proper handling of exposed/non-exposed persons to such diseases. Assists with counseling employees after blood/body fluid exposures and obtaining proper legal consent necessary to perform HIV testing in accordance with departmental procedures andMarylandlaw.Consults with employees via telephone and/or in person concerning employee health issues.
Conducts educational meetings on employee health topics.
Assists with the administration of treatment after exposures which may include immune globulin, Hepatitis B vaccine, PPD skin testing and/or tetanus in accordance with US Public Health Service Guidelines and the CDC.
Assists with the maintenance of the computerized database of information containing the information in the confidential employee health record.
Attends departmental meetings and participates on other committees as assigned.
What You Need to Be Successful:
Education and Experience
Associate’s degree in Nursing required. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, or enrollment in a BSN program, is preferred.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maryland, or eligibility for licensure due to Compact state agreements outlined through the Maryland Board of Nursing, is required.
Two (2) years of RN experience is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge and ability to provide interpretation of laboratory results and infectious disease processes to employees. Knowledge of computer applications and of personal computer systems is recommended.
Demonstrated skills in performing assessments and health history reviews required.
Highly effective verbal and written communication skills are required to interact with patients, departmental units and medical staff regarding employee health procedures.
Ability to respond, investigate, identify and problem-solve Employee Health issues that require immediate and decisive action pertinent to employee job activities.
Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to the patient population(s) served. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s requirements relative to his or her population-specific and age specific needs.
Ensures patient safety in the performance of job functions and through participation in hospital, department or unit patient safety initiatives.
Takes action to correct observed risks to patient safety.
Reports adverse events and near misses to appropriate management authority.
Identifies possible risks in processes, procedures, devices and communicates the same to those in charge.