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Title: Clinic Nurse / Employee Health Nurse (RN)
Facility: RuralMED / Holdrege, NE
Reports To: Clinic Manager
The ruralMED Clinic Nurse/ Employee Health Nurse is responsible for overseeing all employee health and annual education functions for the company and its employees.
Compliance with rules and regulations of all applicable federal, state and local laws as well as ruralMED policies is a condition of employment.
Incumbent must have the skills, ability and judgment to perform the following essential job duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation:
Employee Health Nurse Responsibilities:
- Adheres to ruralMED’s Mission, Vision and Values.
- Adheres to ruralMED’s Standards of Behavior.
- Oversees the Infection Prevention/Employee Health programs.
- Oversees and initiates annual employee education requirements (i.e. Healthstream)
- Oversees all policies and procedures of ruralMED. Works with department leaders to review current policies and implement new policies as needed.
- Ensures compliance with CMS standards and OSHA regulations as required.
- Prepares, in coordination with department leaders, Emergency Preparedness plans for each location.
- Ensures confidentiality of employee and patient records.
- Monitors worker injuries and exposures and manages follow-up and reporting.
- Collaborates with work compensation carrier on workers’ comp cases.
- Serves as employee hub for collaboration on accommodations, return to work, and modified duty program.
- Monitors reported employee illness and communicable illnesses.
- Responsible for required education programs related to healthcare-associated infections, and preventative measures (ie. hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and standard precautions) of infections to healthcare workers and community members.
- Present infection control information at orientation.
- Provides annual infection control education for all healthcare workers. Oversees education programs related to healthcare-associated infections, and preventative measures (ie isolation, hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and standard precautions) of infections to healthcare workers and community members.
- Demonstrate knowledge of growth and development principles and skills necessary to provide age-specific and appropriate care of the patient according to their age category.
- Attends/participates in departmental meetings as assigned.
- Completes review of standards on infection prevention and control for the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services.
- Responsible for Policies and Procedures for Infection Prevention and Employee Health.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Demonstrates competency annually in assigned areas of work.
Clinic Nurse Responsibilities:
- Incumbent must have the skills, ability, and judgment to perform the following essential job duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation:
- Assesses data regarding the patient’s physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual needs based upon the patient’s age and development, for patients of all ages.
- Record and analyze patient medical histories, symptoms, and conditions. Reports and documents all observed symptoms, reactions, and changes in the patient’s condition.
- Prepare patients for examinations and treatments.
- Utilizes the nursing process to direct and deliver patient care. Develops, implements, revises, and evaluates a formal plan of care with the help of other healthcare professionals.
- Administers medications and treatments using the “Five Rights of Medication Administration”.
- Complies with ruralMED Code of Conduct and complies with procedures, regulations, and rules in maintaining medical records.
- Provides and instructs patients and/or their families with educational information appropriate for age and learning abilities.
- Document and communicate actions as needed to maintain continuity among the nursing team
- Maintains patient and employee confidentiality at all times.
- Creates and maintains a comfortable and safe environment for patients, families, and visitors.
- Organizes and prioritizes daily assignments to provide optimal patient care.
- Demonstrates competency annually in assigned areas of work.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, climb or balance and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Employee Health Nurse: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely used standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually in an air and temperature-controlled environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually mild to moderate.
Clinic Nurse: Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear; regularly required to sit, stand, kneel and walk, including walking up several steps. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, climb or balance, and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
• Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in healthcare required.
• Bachelor’s degree (BSN) highly desirable but not required.
• Must be proficient and have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.)
Current nursing license (RN) for state of Nebraska is required.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.