Responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of professional nursing care/interventions provided to all assigned populations including Fairview workers, candidates, providers, UMP CSCand other workers. The RN is responsible for performing these responsibilities in accordance with all policy, procedure and professional practice guidelines. The RN coordinates care with members of the health care team and delegates responsibilities to others as appropriate. The autonomous practitioner is accountable for their own practice, current knowledge, and competence; the RN has authority to control decisions affecting nursing care. As workers compensation case manager the RN liaises with internal Risk Management claims team and external QRC consultants and ensures timely submittal of accurate data. The Occupational Health nurse has primary responsibility for care and services during clinic hours, with after hour responsiblities as assigned/as needed.
This position may work at UMMC East Bank EOHS as well as at MHealth/Fairview CSC, or other locations as needed. Usual workhours are M-F 7:30a-4p; occasional weekend and/or remote work may be assigned based on business need; work hours and job duties may flex to meet the needs of the organization.
Assesses worker and organization needs and identifies expected nursing/program outcomes:
Involves worker, manager and representatives of other disciplines as appropriate in gathering data
Use on going, systematic process to gather relevant data
Analyzes data to identify potential risks, prioritize needs and determine priority problems.
Identifies outcomes that are age appropriate, culturally appropriate, realistic and attainable.
Leads case and care management for employees and other defined populations with work-related illness and/or injury
In conjunction with worker and other appropriate parties, assesses and analyzes injured worker medical and/or vocational status to develop a viable, realistic return to work and/or disability management plan for maximum medical improvement
Plans and implements required or recommended medical surveillance programs according to protocols with employee follow up
Documents data and identified outcomes
Develops an individualized plan of care to achieve desired outcomes:
Collaborates with worker and other health team members to develop a nursing plan of care
Develops an individualized plan based on age, social and cultural considerations, condition and other relevant needs.
Leads cross-functional disability management and return to work planning with site management team, advising on legislative and regulatory requirements in relation to medical needs.
Determines nursing intervention and or recommendations based on relevant needs
Identifies and utilizes appropriate internal and external resources
May involve family in return to work and/or disability care planning
Prioritizes interventions based on worker acuity, available resources, and worker/family preferences and needs
Addresses immunization and infectious disease susceptibility criteria
Facilitates appropriate medical care and follow up for injured/ill workers based on knowledge of specific regulations, industry practices, work tasks and work environments that improves the quality and cost effectiveness of both healthcare and worker return to work
Facilitates appropriate medical care for injured/ill workers that improves the quality and cost effectiveness of both healthcare and worker return to work
Documents and updates plan of care to assure continuity of care
Implements nursing interventions based on plan of care:
Provides care according to the plan, and in accordance with all relevant policies, procedures and nursing practice guidelines
Coordinates nursing care with the care of all other health team members
Initiates age and culturally appropriate measures to meet worker needs and achieve expected outcomes
Initiates worker/family teaching as appropriate to age, readiness to learn and available resources
Collaborates, consults, or makes referrals if unable to perform safely and independently
Delegates direct and indirect care activities to appropriate personnel based on needs, condition, potential for risk/harm, complexity of the skill and predictability of the outcome
Assures all actions are based on scientific, ethical or ecological principles; proven effectiveness; past experience; practice standards; worker requests and values; or legal parameters
Documents interventions according to practice guidelines
Responds to emergent situations
Coordinates and implements the administration of occupational health services for a variety of situations including new hire screenings, annual medical surveillance activities, respiratory fit testing, audiograms, laser eye exams, DOT exams
Provides direct care of illness/injury and assists worker and manager with work related issues
Manages work injury care progress towards desired outcomes
Leads worker post-exposure management activities at assigned sites
Provides appropriate care, guidance, support and counseling following various infectious disease and blood and body fluid exposures
Coordinates and develops communication plans to support Occupational Health activities for various events including infectious disease exposures: interdepartmental collaboration, defining exposed workers, identifying, notifying, monitoring & follow up of exposed workers, end of exposure care and reporting
Communicates and coordinates case management activity with injured worker and appropriate individuals including supervisor/manager, Human Resource Business Partners, Risk Management, QRC, treating provider, etc.
Evaluates care and response to interventions and expected outcomes:
Systematically and continuously evaluates worker response to interventions
Modifies intervention based on worker response and changing conditions
Involves manager, representatives of other disciplines and external resources as appropriate in evaluating outcomes
Uses ongoing assessment data to revise worker needs, priority problems, nursing outcomes and the plan of care
Provides feedback on vendor effectiveness with case management if vendor required
Uses communication strategies to achieve desirable outcomes:
Communicates verbal and written information in a clear, concise, accurate and timely manner
Communicates effectively with all members of the health care team and those pertinent to the service(s) provided: worker, manager, recruiting, HR, infection prevention, risk management, absence management, etc.
Uses communication strategies appropriate to worker and other relevant parties based on need for information
Safeguards confidentiality of worker health information and health record
Communicates information regarding work-related illness/injury for incident log management and required government reporting
Assists in preparing data for management summaries
Provides health education and wellness materials and information, both one-on-one and to groups
Provides routine consultation to staff and leadership in support of potential and actual worker infection prevention threats and/or occurrences
Educates staff on various work medical surveillance requirements and infection prevention related situations including, but not limited to skin irritation and hand hygiene, appropriate alternate hand care products, vaccination requirements, etc.
As a member of the medical team, continuously improve work processes, environment and the overall experience to serve worker populations and meet business goals:
Identifies opportunities and solutions for improvement in work flow/processes
Actively participates in educational programs, meetings and committees to support initiatives
Communicate appropriately with team members
Engage in change to improve the work environment and customer experience
Stays current in Occupational Health related regulations, rules and practices
Contributes to clinical protocol development and revision
Understands local prevalent illnesses and participates with appropriate internal and external resources on design of occupational health programs to enhance worker well-being and safety
Identifies infection prevention opportunities and collaborates with infection prevention and leadership to develop a plan to address issues
Collaborates with key stakeholders on worker infection prevention management
Responsible for personal and professional development to ensure current knowledge in the profession and position
Demonstrates the ability to advance evidence based practice by utilizing standards, guidelines, and protocols for care delivery
Incorporates data and information into practice to continually improve care and practice so that worker and organizational outcomes are enhanced
Identifies unique occurrences and site trends, and investigates issues that may require remediation utilizing research and evidence based best practices
Promotes a culture of evidence based practice (EBP) by participation in any of, but not limited to, the following activities:
Utilizing evidence based policies in clinical practice
Attend and participate in learning opportunities about EBP
Member of hospital or unit based nursing practice council or research council
Complete an evidence based practice project (e.g. policy development or poster presentation)
Present a EBP finding to your peers
Journal club member
Critique and circulate a journal article relating to nursing practice
Review the literature on a practice question
Develop a standard/pathway/guideline for Employee Occupational Health and Safety care
Participate in a research study
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served
AD degreetwo year college nursing degree
Current Minnesota License as a Registered Nurse or meet reciprocity criteria
Two years experience in occupational health nursing or in area of nursing requiring independent nursing skills, i.e. college health/school nursing, ER nursing, etc.
BSN or BAN degree-four year college nursing degree
COHN-S, COHN and/or Case Management certifications preferred
More than two years experience in occupational health nursing
Prefer a broad understanding of hospital EOHS processes and infection control practices
Computer skills sufficient to work with email, electronic medical records, familiarity with Windows products for reading/running reports, creating Word documents, etc.
Access to reliable transportation to be present at various locations to conduct and meet reasonable business needs
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, ...Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.