Occupational Health Nurse

City Of Gainesville, FL - Gainesville, FL4.5

Full-time$47,000 - $70,000 a year
Skills
Job Ad

The City of Gainesville is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual who is innovative and forward thinking that will embrace the organization's citizen-centered vision. The community, its elected leaders, and executive leadership team have embraced this vision.

The City's Employee Health Service Department is accepting applications for an Occupational Health Nurse position to perform professional nursing work managing, protecting, and restoring employee health.

As an Occupational Health Nurse, a typical day would include:
Screening health of prospective employees, advising whether health status is appropriate to specific job placement. Documenting disabilities and recommending job modifications as needed.
Treating employees for on-the-job and personal injuries and illness, determining need for further medical or counseling referral. Dispensing medications according to medically approved protocol. Actively managing work-related injuries and illness to promote rapid recovery and return to work and to prevent recurrence.
Actively promoting employee wellness by providing immunization, health screening, education, and counseling.
Promoting employee-employer understanding of purposes, policies, and programs of the Employee Health Service.
Performing and following up periodic physical exams for employees, arranging for further referral and disposition, if necessary. Counseling regarding corrective self-care for some conditions.
Interpreting medical findings for supervisors and managers related to employee work performance and disability.
Consulting with safety personnel and managers about occupational health hazards and assisting in recommending corrective measures.
Performing venipunctures, handling blood and other body fluids in accordance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard.
Maintaining employee medical records according to medico-legal standards.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in nursing related field and one year experience in professional nursing, occupational health, health care, health teaching, or related area; or, any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid Florida Registered Nurse or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner License required.

Note:
May be Required to Complete an Assessment(s)
May fill multiple positions.
May establish an eligibility list.

Embracing change is the Gainesville way of life.
Come join our team as we shift the culture from "No to Yes", "from reactive to proactive," "from policy-oriented to services-oriented", and "from silos to teams".
Job Description
EXAMPLES OF WORK**
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Screens health of prospective employees, advising whether health status is appropriate to specific job placement. Documents disabilities and recommends job modifications as needed.
Treats employees for on-the-job and personal injuries and illness, determining need for further medical or counseling referral. Dispenses medications according to medically approved protocol. Actively manages work-related injuries and illness to promote rapid recovery and return to work and prevent recurrence.
Actively promotes employee wellness by providing immunization, health screening, education, and counseling.
Promotes employee-employer understanding of purposes, policies, and programs of the Employee Health Service.
Performs and follows up periodic physical exams for employees, arranging for further referral and disposition, if necessary. Counsels regarding corrective self care for some conditions.
Interprets medical findings for supervisors and managers related to employee work performance and disability.
Consults with safety personnel and managers about occupational health hazards and assists in recommending corrective measures.
Performs venipunctures, handling blood and other body fluids in accordance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard.
Maintains employee medical records according to medico-legal standards.
Attends work on continuous and regular basis.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Stays current with developments and new techniques in occupational health field.
Uses community health resources for education and referrals, and maintains good working relationship with community agencies.
Serves on health related committees and boards.
May act in absence of supervisor.
Performs other related duties as assigned.