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UT Health Occupational Health Nurse- (West Houston/Galleria Area) in West Houston, Texas

Occupational Health Nurse- (West Houston/Galleria Area)

West Houston, Texas

Hot

Nursing

Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth

Requisition #: 190002YD

PositionSummary:

Provides

occupational health services to employees in a variety of working settings both

on and off campus.

Provides occupational health nursing care at a contract employer’s

site in the Galleria. Candidate will be responsible for the services

on-site employees and the North American operations. Must be able to work

professionally with a multi-disciplinary team to offer short term and long-term

disability management and to coordinate return to work, accommodations, and

other occupational health functions.

PositionKey Accountabilities:

  1. Organizes occupational health services for

employees.

  1. Creates and implements programs for employees regarding occupational

health to include; wellness, travel medicine, and safety.

  1. Provides direct patient care to employees. This includes both routine

and emergency nursing situations.

  1. Provides educational services to employees in a one-on-one situation

as well as through lectures.

  1. Develops, implements, and enforces policies and procedures related to

employee health issues

  1. Provides case management services to employees.

  2. Other duties as assigned.

Additional Information:

  • Works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to manageshort term and long-term disability cases.

  • Coordinates with the employee, treating physician, corporatemedical director, team leader, supervisor, others as necessary to achieve asuccessful return to work.

  • Reviews medical documentation, maintains detailed records of casemanagement activities, and facilitates referrals.

  • Facilitates patient education relating to medical processes,medication, nutrition, and health promotion.

  • Maintains patient privacy and complies with occupational healthbest practices according to OSHA, AAOHN, ABOHN, and other applicable standards.

  • Supports corporate initiatives and activities of the healthcenter.

  • Provides direct patient care as needed and responds to emergenciesin the building.

Certification/Skills:

Certified

Occupational Health Nurse (COHN or COHN-S) or eligible for certification

Minimum Education:

Bachelor degree in nursing.

Minimum Experience:

Three years of occupational health

nurse experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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