Description Responsible for all pre-employment testing including
required assessments and implementation and documentation of PPD
testing and follow-up. Administers Worker's Compensation cases in
conjunction with the third-party administrator, and is fully versed
in OSHA and New Mexico Workers' Compensation Law. Conducts basic
Requirements EDUCATION: Graduation of an accredited Licensed
Practical Nurse program; graduation from an accredited Registered
Nurse program preferred.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: . Current LPN or RN licensure in the
State of New Mexico or compact state; C.O.H.N. certification
desirable; BLS issued through the American Heart Association
SKILLS: Effective interpersonal, customer-service, critical
thinking, nursing and problem-solving skills to provide employee
assessment. Demonstrates ability to maintain strict confidentiality
and to act in a manner that supports the mission of the hospital.
Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite of applications. Working
knowledge of OSHA and Worker's Compensation Law.
EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience in occupational health,
infection control or employee wellness preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Employee Health Supervisor
- Bloodborne pathogen B
Requires knowledge and practice of safety standards including
Bloodborne Pathogen policy and practice. May be exposed to
bloodborne pathogens, infectious disease and x-ray in course of
normal duties. Works in a clean, well-lighted, ventilated
smoke-free environment. Subject to stressful professional
relationships. Working hours are varied with flexibility due to
unexpected changes in schedule and emergencies.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Moves or assists in moving; (including
but not limited to lifting or pushing equipment and/or supplies up
to 25 pounds; frequent and prolonged standing. Must be able to
handle emergency/crisis situations, prolonged, extensive or
considerable standing and walking. Requires heavy physical effort;
push and/or transfer patients or equipment and supplies. Requires
considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching.
Ability to judge distance and space relationships, see
peripherally, distinguish and identify different colors. Hearing
and visual acuity that falls within normal or correctable limits.
Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination required.