Occupational Health Nurse

Mercy Medical Center

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Reporting Relationships

  • Supervised By:
    • Director, Employee Health & Occupational Health Clinic
  • Supervises:
    • None
ICARE Values
  • Integrity – We adhere to a code of ethics that emphasizes honesty, sincerity, and being open through both our words and actions at all times. We strive to always do the right thing for our patients, families and coworkers.

  • Compassion - We believe everyone at Mercy is a caregiver. We treat all patients and families with the utmost respect and compassion. We deliver our care and services with kindness and empathy to help alleviate suffering.

  • Accountability – We accept responsibility for our actions and performance.

  • Respect – We honor and value the individuality, spirituality and diversity of our patients, families and coworkers by treating them as we and they would want to be treated.

  • Excellence – We are committed to being patient centered by providing responsive and personalized care to ensure the best possible outcomes in a safe and holistic environment. We provide superior service and quality by going the extra mile for our patients, their families and our coworkers.
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Job Duties/Essential Functions
  • Job Duties

    • Performs nursing duties to include rooming patients, taking vitals, collecting medical history, performing EKG exams, and assisting provider with procedures.
    • Performs all laboratory procedures up to moderately complex as assigned by clinic.
    • Performs occupational health nursing duties to include, but not limited to, drug screens, breath alcohols, hearing tests, vision tests, agility tests, and spirometry tests.
    • Collects workers compensation insurance information and/or self pay billing requirements from employers/patients.
    • Obtains prior authorizations for additional testing/referrals needed for those patients that are seen for injuries in the workplace.
    • Identifies operational issues and proposes solutions to management as needed.
    • Trains new employees and/or students.
    • Orders supplies for the clinic/provider when needed.
    • Advises on quality and safety improvement ideas to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations related to required training programs, lab procedures and general occupational medicine processes.
    • Participates in departmental meetings/updates and presents the needs and concerns of the occupational health nurse role.
    • Completes all nursing documentation and visit charges in a timely manner.
    • Collaborates and communicates with employers, insurance companies, third party groups, and case managers regarding the status of employee injury visits and/or results of testing/physicals for employment.
  • Follows Mercy's safety guidelines, carries out job-specific safety duties and responsibilities, and promptly reports any unsafe conditions, situations, incidents and injuries.


Department Specific Duties

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Understanding of general nursing policies and procedures related to occupational health needs.
    • Detail oriented to comply with client specifications and needs.
    • Knowledge of state and federal nursing and occupational health regulations.
    • Computer skills, including electronic health record.
  • Professional Experience
    • Required: 1-2 years of experience performing general nursing functions in a clinical setting.
      Preferred: Experience in occupational health.
  • Education
    • Baccaloureate degree in nursing preferred.
  • Licensure, Certification, Registration
    • Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Iowa or compact state required.
    • Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
    • Occupational Health Nurse or Case Manager Certification preferred.
    • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse & Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required.  Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.
  • Visual Acuity
    • Work requires close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    • Ability to read pertinent printed materials and distinguish colors.
    • Ability to include inspection during patient assessment.
    • Ability to accurately read measurements on patient related equipment - some examples include:  thermometers, mechanical gauges, glucometers, IV pumps, and computer monitor displays.
    • Ability to read management reports or other pertinent printed material.
    • Work requires analyzing data and figures, use of computer terminal and extensive reading.
    • Worker must be able to visually assess patients' safety needs.
    • Normal visual acuity required to maintain accuracy and neatness of work.
    • Preparing and reading written documentation, use of computer.
    • Peripheral vision.
  • Intellectual/Emotional Requirements
    • Adaptability to performing under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situations in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.
    • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
    • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers, patients and visitors and satisfactory job performance despite the stress of a hospital work environment.
    • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.
    • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to interact with patient populations; e.g. infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.
    • Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical or unusual situations.
    • Ability to influence people in their opinions, attitudes or judgements about ideas or things.
    • Ability to make generalizations, evaluations or decisions based on measurable or verifiable criteria; e.g. patient assessment and/or equipment performance.
    • Adaptability to performing repetitive work or to performing continuously the same work, according to set procedures, sequence or pace.
    • Adaptability to dealing with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.
    • Able to communicate with people regarding giving and receiving of instructions.
    • Adaptability to changing priorities.
    • Adaptability to fluctuate between priorities on a daily basis; e.g. answering the phone, pulling charts, filing charts, copying charts and helping answer questinos for ancillary staff.

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Occ Health-PC
Schedule: Part Time, Day, Mon-Thur 0730-1630 and Fri 0730-1130

Job ID: 80737

Posted 15 days ago

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