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Employee Health Nurse in Columbia, SC at Providence Health

Date Posted: 1/29/2019

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Providence Health

About Providence Health: At Providence, nursing is more than a career… it’s a calling. We are searching the Midlands for nurses that exude our mission of Making Communities Healthier by Extending Christ’s Healing Ministry.
Founded as Providence Hospitals in 1938 by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Providence's two free standing full-service hospitals and numerous satellite practices maintain a true devotion to advanced clinical expertise and unmatched compassion. On February 2, 2016, Providence became part of the LifePoint Health network, and shortly thereafter, changed its name to Providence Health to better represent the full complement of its services. Driven by quality, compassion, and Christ, Providence treats the whole person- body, mind, and spirit.
 
Employee Health Nurse: Essential Functions
  • Through orientation and continuing education, all required safety and infection control policies and procedures are learned and followed.
  • Adheres to all hospital/departmental policies and procedures.
  • Completes pre-employment and annual health assessments on employees and volunteers to include drug testing and PPD's. Reviews medical questionnaires and documents.
  • Coordinates referrals, and communicates effectively. Responsible for monitoring and documentation of entire process to completion of clearance status.
  • Coordinates Workers' Compensation Program and counsels employees as needed. Insures all on-line forms/documentation are accurately completed and promptly handled. Communicates with claims administrator regularly and assists the hospital's attorney with hearing preparations.
  • Monitors lost time situations and tries to place employees in departments that can accommodate light duty restrictions where appropriate.
  • Provides medical first aid for injured/ill employees, to include instances of exposures to infectious diseases and hazardous materials.
  • Follows-up on all employees/volunteer accident reports. Assists the Safety Director in monitoring management follow-up.
  • Maintains confidential medical records on all hospital employees and volunteers. Insures documentation is complete and up-to-date. Follows all HIPAA regulations for PHI.
  • Coordinates OSHA and DHEC loss and compliance with regulation issues.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care based on physical, psycho-social, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the adult and geriatric patient populations. The skills and knowledge to provide such care may be obtained through education, training and experience.
  • Promotes wellness and a healthy lifestyle. Provides health education information and counseling as requested or necessary.
  • Assists with the development of policies. Prepares written correspondence as necessary. Serves on committees as needed to include the Safety Committee.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Minimum Work Experience
3 - 5 years of RN experience, must include Employee Health experience. Knowledge of Occupational Health functions, workers' compensation laws and OSHA & DHEC regulations required.
Licensure/Certifications
Must be a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse currently licensed by the State of South Carolina. BSN Preferred.
 

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