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Catholic Health Initiatives LPN - Occupational Health in THE WOODLANDS, Texas

LPN - Occupational Health

Location: THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES

Requisition #: 2020-R0275886

Post Date: Mar 23, 2020

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for providing the delivery of excellence in care in a professional manner to all employees and non-employees in the Texas Medical Center Occupational Health Department. The services includes, but not limited to, the following: Pre-employee health reviews, urine drug screening, employee illnesses, return to work, injuries particularly blood & body fluid exposures, Participates on a rotating basis will the 24/7 Call procedures, TB screening program, Influenza Program, Benefits Fair participation, ordering medications and medical supplies for the clinic. In addition the nurse will cross train to all other positions within Occupational Health and be able to professionally perform those Functions. Knowledge and applications of policies related to practice is necessary. Accurate documentation is a must.

POSITIONRESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Reviews health history and evaluates an employee or employee candidate at risk for injury due to a work related duties. Refers employees/employee candidates to the Employee Health Consultant to determine ’s ability to perform prospective duties. Educates candidates on the two-step TB process and requirements for follow up

  2. Evaluates any employee presenting to Occupational Health Services for complaints of illness or injury, providing treatment or referral to a physician, documenting actions on the Employee Injury report, ER referral form or the employee’s health record. Reports unsafe practices to the Safety Department

  3. Maintains employee immunization programs including the vaccine-on wheels program and the employee tuberculosis screening program. Monitors and documents temperature on the medication refrigerator, orders vaccines and medical supplies to ensure a consistent supply

  4. Evaluates employee & non-employee blood and body fluid exposures and Initiates patient and employee & non-employee testing according to the policy at the time the Employee Injury report is received. Obtains test results, follows-up abnormal values, Provides counseling and appropriate treatment. Documents precisely. Notifies the insurance carrier/medical schools, as appropriate. Implements care/treatment in compliance with the relevant policies. Ensures that logs, including Blood & Body Fluid log, is consistently up to date

  5. Initiates job placement drug screening, monitors results and upon receipt of positive results notifies and schedules conferences with candidates and Employment to review and withdraw the offer of employment. Orders urine drug-screening supplies ensuring a consistent supply

  6. Cross trains to all other jobs within the department and is able to perform that function

MINIMUMQUALIFICATIONS

Education and LicensureRequired:

*Some College

*Licensed in the Texas as a Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Minimum Experience:

*Two (2) years of previous experience in Occupational Health, the Emergency Department or Intensive Care Unit/Coronary Care Unit

*Past clinical hospital experience

Minimum Knowledge, Skills,and Abilities:

*Computer competency in Word and Excel

*Able to assess the severity illnesses and injuries.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2020-R0275886

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Market: CHI St. Luke's Health System

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