Occupational Health Nurse

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

  • Cheyenne, WY
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 2 months ago
Description :Day in the life of an Occupational Health Nurse:The Occupational Health Nurse promotes a culture of health and safety by creating an environment that supports employees' optimal health using best practices and evidence-based techniques. Plans, implements, and evaluates programs and services designed to improve the health and safety of the employee and other non-employee groups performing duties at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC). Occupational Health Nurses coordinate employee care to effectively promote health, manage illness and injury, prevent disability, and facilitate return to work.Why Work at Cheyenne Regional?
  • ANCC Magnet Hospital
  • 403(b) with 4% employer match
  • 21 PTO days per year (increases with tenure)
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Employer Sponsored Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Loan Forgiveness Eligible
Here is what you will be doing:
  • Reviews health history and performs pre-employment health assessments on all new employees, allied health professionals not covered under medical staff credentialing, and other contract, agency, volunteers and students per CRMC policy.
  • Provides nursing services to include, but not limited to, drawing of titers and administration of needed vaccines, sick call and swabs/cultures as indicted, dispensing Latent TB medications, taking blood pressures, providing first aid treatment as needed and appropriate; refers employees to physicians as appropriate.
  • Coordinates and performs activities related to on-going employee health management to include annual immunizations, annual TB and Medical Surveillance, Respiratory Protection, Latent TB management, work site surveys, ergonomic and functional capacity evaluations, fit for duty and return to work evaluations, exposure/injury/illness care and Employee Wellness programs.
  • Conducts initial management, review and monitoring of all occupational injuries and illnesses; Occupational Health Nurses work with the employee as an advocate to facilitate the Worker's Compensation process.
  • Utilizes results from data collection activities to include occupational injury and illness volumes and trends and prioritizes areas of focus or improvement.
  • Participates in and reports to safety and infectious disease committees.
  • Establishes and maintains records within state and federal laws, ensuring confidentiality and privacy of health and personal information.
  • Critically reviews relevant literature and other credible resources to develop evidence-based interventions and occupational health nursing strategies.
  • Practices nursing ethically, competently, and within the legal scope of practice, ensuring compliance of all requirements of local, state, and federal laws; obtains and maintains necessary licenses and certifications required for practice.
  • Coordinates with Infection Control in the investigation, reporting and follow-through related to employee exposures and infectious or communicable diseases.
  • Educates, counsels, and coaches employees on identifying, reducing, and eliminating health and safety risks.
Desired Skills:
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to manage highly confidential employee information and effectively manage delicate employee health matters
  • Ability to use Critical thinking, sound judgment, time management and demonstrate attention to detail
  • Ability to demonstrate safe work practices for self and others as appropriate and foster an environment of trust, collaboration and learning
  • Knowledge of and ability to implement policies and procedures
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Here is what you will need:
  • Current Wyoming Registered Nurse License or enhanced Nurse Licensure (eNLC)
  • One (1) or more years of clinical and/or acute care experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Cheyenne Regional AHA RQI within 14 calendar days of start date
Nice to have:
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing
  • Two (2) years of clinical or acute care experience as a Registered Nurse
About Cheyenne Regional:Cheyenne Regional Medical Center was founded in 1867 as a tent hospital by the Union Pacific Railroad to treat workers injured while building the transcontinental railroad. Today, we are the largest hospital in the state of Wyoming, employing over 2,000 people, and treating over 350,000+ patients from southeastern Wyoming, western Nebraska, and northern Colorado. We pride ourselves on patient and employee experience by living our core values of Integrity, Caring, Compassion, Respect, Service, Teamwork and Excellence to I.N.S.P.I.R.E. great health.Our team makes a difference every day by providing trusted healthcare expertise through a passionate and I.N.S.P.I.R.E.(ing) approach with a personal touch. By living our values, we aim to achieve our goal of becoming a 5-star rated hospital, providing critical support and resources to our community and the greater region we serve. If you are eager to make a difference and passionate about healthcare, we encourage you to apply today!

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center