Occupational Health RN, Infection Control and Prevention

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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

Occupational Health Registered Nurse - Infection Control and Prevention

Full-Time, 8 Hour Days - Palo Alto, California

May be assigned to other locations.

The individual will be monitoring lab and incident reports, conducting contact tracing for Covid and non-Covid staff exposures, reporting to county and state health departments and the federal government, develop and implement policies and procedures.

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview

The Occupational Health Nurse promotes health and safety to all employees by performing independent, responsible and professional occupational/employee health nursing and consultation services that include post job offer / pre-employment medical examinations, disease detection, prevention, and treatment; evaluating and administering first aid for employees injured on the job; following up employee illnesses and injuries; conducting employee health screenings; administering or arranging for employees to receive
vaccinations and Tuberculosis (TB) screening; planning, instructing, and counseling individuals and groups on emergency and preventive health care procedures; and promoting a safe work environment. Cases are referred to the RN Occupational Health for appropriate medical management as needed. The Occupational Health Nurse is expected to exercise considerable initiative with minimal supervision in designing and performing the nursing aspects of the occupational health program. The Occupational Health Nurse differs from other professional nursing roles by its emphasis on providing clinical services directed to employees, which broadly fall into two key areas: 1) pre-employment physical examinations / infection control and medical surveillance (with respect to employees) and 2) Workers' Compensation illness / injury management.

Locations
Stanford Health Care

What you will do
  • Collaborates with others in the Occupational Health Department to determine the health needs of specific individuals or groups. Collaborates with Infection Control and Environmental Health & Safety in the management of infection control and medical surveillance programs.
  • Determines normal physical examination findings and refers abnormal findings to a physician or nurse practitioner for further assessment, disposition and classification.
  • Evaluates, treats, and manages work-related employee illnesses and injuries requiring first aid; makes referrals to the hospital emergency department; records such services in the database; and consultants with the Nurse Practitioner about timing and urgency of scheduling of employees referred for evaluation and treatment.
  • Performs complete pre-employment physical examinations and takes health history on all new employees.
  • Performs periodic physical examinations and partial examinations as needed for employees to determine their continued physical ability to perform safely on the job. Makes referrals based on the results of the physical examination. Provides counseling and health education for employees based upon the results of the physical examination.
  • Provides infection control clinical services: such as, for example, tuberculosis screening and coordinates tracking and monitoring of infection control and medical surveillance programs, ensuring timely follow-up and updating of databases in collaboration with support staff. Also performscommunicabledisease exposure contact tracing and management.
  • Request further testing if indicated by abnormalities found in physical examinations or history or if indicated based upon knowledge of physical requirements of the job.
  • Works with OHS Providers, the Worker's Comp. Insurance Company, The Hartford, Risk Management, and Leave Management to ensure all required Worker's Compensation processes and requirements are appropriately administered. Includes but not limited to ensuring uniform understanding and communicating of any work restrictions, compliance with OSHA reporting requirements, and that Transitional Return to Work policy and procedures are understood, and appropriately administered.

Education/Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)or related field preferred.
  • Three (3) years minimum of direct patient care-related RN experience, including two (2) years of hands on infection control, exposure, and surveillanceexperience.
  • Two (2)years of RN experience within an ambulatory or primary care setting strongly preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to independently conduct the nursing component of physical examinations, including ordering and evaluating test results and formulating recommendations; identify abnormal health conditions; instruct and educate individuals and groups.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, methods and techniques of Occupational/Employee Health Nursing

Licenses and Certifications
  • RN - Registered Nurse - California State Licensure And/Or Compact State Licensure
  • BLS - Basic Life Support certification for providers issued by the American Heart association.
  • Certification in Infection Control, preferred.

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

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Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.