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Workplace Health Services RN - L.L.Bean
Job Code:2019-FREEPORT-LLB-008
Location:Freeport LLB
Department:LL Bean Medical Services
Schedule:Full Time 32-40 hrs/wk
  

Job Responsibilities:

POSITION SUMMARY

The primary focus of the Workplace Health Services RN is to triage and case manage injured employees; assess  health problems and needs utilizing triage protocols; develop and implement nursing care plans; maintain medical records through excellent documentation; and administer highest quality nursing care as directed and within scope of practice and established protocols. The on-site nurse is responsible for providing collaborative, comprehensive care to employees in the restoration of health, prevention of disease and injury, and protection from work-related injuries. The RN acts as a liaison between the employee, employer and health care providers; evaluating an employee’s ability to perform their job tasks, assisting with injury management, and providing case management in cooperation with the provider and the treatment plan. The RN acts as a clinical leader promoting professional excellence, teamwork and collaboration for the best care of the patient amongst the various care disciplines.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Telephonic and in-person triage of occupational injuries and illnesses and based on protocol, determines need for care to include: nurse management, referral to on-site nurse practitioner/physician assistant, or preferred provider for further evaluation as necessary. Advise appropriate recommendations for the employee’s condition and job.
  • Telephonic triage of non-occupational and personal injuries and illnesses and, based on protocol, determine need for care, to include referral to primary care provider. In addition, determine employee's ability to safely perform their job based on their job physical demands, requiring the ability to recognize the acuity of each incident and prioritize contact with the employee to reduce risk of workplace injury or exacerbating current injury symptoms.
  • Provides Nurse Case Management of occupational injuries and illnesses. Collaborates with management, human resources, vocational rehabilitation, safety department and Workers’ Compensation carrier to coordinate and ensure continuity of care and resolution of symptoms.
  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory compliance of the Nursing Practice Act, OSHA, HIPAA, Workers Compensation, and FMLA.
  • Provides patient education.
  • Acts as an advocate for the patient and helps to determine with the patient what their needs are.
  • Promotes the prevention of injuries by acting as coach and mentor to the patient, negotiating as needed for optimal engagement, using skills like Motivational Interviewing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of CDC immunization schedules, and administer immunizations to include, seasonal influenza, Hepatitis B and tetanus vaccines and others as ordered through travel medicine program.
  • Facilitates test results by protocol to assure timely patient notification, working in concert with physician/nurse practitioner/physician assistant to prioritize results and actions.
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times and delivers care in a manner that preserves the patient’s autonomy, dignity, rights, values and beliefs.
  • Maintains and safeguards confidentiality of employee health information and health records.
  • Responds to medical office emergencies with the care team and administers CPR and basic first aid when required (and as demonstrated by competency).
  • Recognizes the importance of the patient, family, and/or caregiver to patient-centered care. Ability and willingness to provide excellent customer service to patients, InterMed colleagues and vendors
  • Participates in Employee Orientation and staff professional development activities.
  • Excellent professional judgment, phone skills and decision making ability
  • Work collaboratively with all team members
  • Demonstrate initiative, responsibility, flexibility and decision making
  • Demonstrate critical and reflective thinking
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Complete InterMed clinical competence expectations
  • Special projects as assigned by lead or manager
  • Participates in training and is in compliance with all policies, procedures and safety requirements of InterMed staff.

 

           

   

 

 

 


Job Qualifications:

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred
  • Unencumbered active registered nurse licensure in state of Maine
  • Experience in occupational health and/or musculoskeletal assessments preferred
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Proficient in Windows applications, electronic medical record preferred 

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Physical demands:

Lifting requirements: 20 lbs.

Frequency of lifting: 0 - 25% of the time

Average shift involves:

standing, walking, bending, reaching – 70%

sitting - 30%

 

Additional physical demands are:

  • Ability to grasp with both hands; pinch with thumb and forefinger; turn with hand/arm; reach above shoulder height.
  • Ability to operate clinical equipment and read gauges simultaneously.
  • Ability to listen and speak on the telephone and write simultaneously.
  • Ability to hold delicate instruments in a steady and firm manner.
  • Ability to operate telephone system and computer keyboard and printer.
  • Ability to perform phlebotomy.

 

Visual, hearing, dexterity and mental demands:

  • Vision - Adequate to perform the essential functions of the job such as read and perform lab tests.
  • Hearing - Adequate to perform the essential functions of the job such as hear timers go off and listen for blood pressures.
  • Speaking - Adequate to perform the essential functions of the job such as communicating with staff and patients and explaining patient treatment plans and educational materials.
  • Dexterity - Adequate to perform the essential functions of the job such as sorting papers and performing lab tests and phlebotomy.
  • Mental Demands - Adequate to perform the essential functions of the job such as the handle a heavy volume of patients, converting ounces to grams, researching medications in PDR, taking and recording accurate patient histories.


Working Conditions:

Knowledge of exposure control plan and universal precautions to blood borne pathogens is essential.  Hazardous materials and blood borne pathogen exposure is minimal.                 


Other Job Information (if applicable):
  

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