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Position Description

Registered Nurse
Working Title Occupational Health Nurse / Return to Work Nurse (2 Positions)
Department/Division Human Resources - Occupational Safety and Health Services
Job Type Full Time
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Requisition ID:
29510
Work Location:
Human Resources - Municipal Center
Pay Range:
G.27, $58,302.40 - $86,528.00
Starting Salary:
Minimum of the Pay Range
Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Part Time Hours/Wk:
Application Deadline:

Job Duties:

This recruitment will fill two vacant positions - Return to Work Nurse and Occupational Health Nurse.

Registered Nurse (Return to Work Nurse) duties will include, but not be limited to the following:
Actively monitor and track active/open workers compensation and light duty cases for both work and personal return-to-work cases for light duty/restricted duty placement recommendations.
Assess and monitor the delivery of health care to ensure the employees can safely perform their jobs or alternative placements, as a result of a work related or non-work related medical condition or illness.
Meet with employees to verify return to duty, assess medical recovery, Return to Work (RTW) barriers, physical job requirements, modified duty opportunities and the work environment.
Accurately and concisely document case management activities, track follow up visits to Occupational Health and contact employee and Risk Management if appointment not kept.
Maintain records to meet legal requirements and ensure continuity of care.
Develop and maintain a communication system with Division Managers in Human Resources Occupational Safety, Risk Management, City management, City employees, case managers, outside physicians and other health agencies to protect the City from unnecessary liability and accomplish goals.
Contact physician or case manager to obtain/clarify restrictions and follow up with Occupational Safety and Risk Management.
Communicate restrictions and light duty/return to work status to employees and departments; and document restrictions and light duty/return to work status, as appropriate.
Coordinate, develop and maintain a City-wide limited duty work pool.
Assess light duty assignments and visit job sites as needed.
Engage Occupational Safety for assessment(s) of workplace and work practices to review ergonomics, risks, hazards and other impacts to a safe and healthy working environment.
Identify potential occupational exposures (BBP, TB, etc) and provide guidance/follow-up.
Communicate and refer to Risk Management any cases requiring additional medical services.
Follow up on positive drug tests and make EAP referrals while working with ER for processing.
Assist with ADA and Return to Work determinations, placements and accommodations.  Verify/process FMLA medical certifications.  Assist in the application of related Human Resources and Occupational Safety/Health Services medical policies and procedures relating to same.  Recommend appropriate interventions within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act.
Provide case management intervention for employee health issues.
Perform clinical functions to support the Occupational Health Services branch of OSHS and work under the Coordinator of Health Services when tasked to support such.
Perform other job duties requiring skills, knowledge and physical requirements as demanded by those duties described or less. Individual assignments will be determined by the supervisor based on then current workloads and department needs.
 
 
Registered Nurse (Occupational Health Nurse) duties will include, but not be limited to the following:
  • Perform duties as a Registered Nurse, with emphasis on verifying duty status, vaccinations and assisting with returning employees back to work safely.  Act as the primary clinical liaison for verifying employee’s work duty status as they return to work from personal or work-related incidents or medical conditions, and integrating them back into their respective departments.  The position will operate daily under the general supervision of the Occupational Health Coordinator as the role supports clinical functions and on occasion, report directly to the Occupational Safety and Health Services Manager for special assignments.
  • Perform assessments and screenings to assist in evaluating employee needs and coordinating their work status documentation with their employer.
  • Provide professional resources and referral and consult with advanced clinical practitioners to ensure the provision of effective care.
  • Oversee the City’s occupational vaccination program scheduling, facilitating and operating necessary shot clinics, field/site visits or offering in-clinic opportunities.
  • Assess and monitor the delivery of health care to ensure the employees can safely perform their jobs or alternative placements, as a result of a work related or non-work related medical condition or illness.
  • Meet with employees to verify return to duty status and assess medical recovery progress, return to work (RTW) barriers, physical job requirements, modified duty opportunities and the work environment.
  • Accurately and concisely document case management activities, track follow up visits to Occupational Health and contact employee and Risk Management if appointment not kept.
  • Maintain records to meet legal requirements and ensure continuity of care.
  • Perform nursing interventions such as substance abuse, crisis interventions, health/wellness, and address performance concerns relating to medical diagnosis or conditions which might affect work.
  • Communicate restrictions and light duty status to employees and departments; and document restrictions and work status, as appropriate.
  • Assist with assessment of Family Medical Leave (FML) requests for medical certifications.
  • Engage Occupational Safety for assessment(s) of workplace and work practices to review ergonomics, risks, hazards and other impacts to a safe and healthy working environment.
  • Identify potential occupational exposures (BBP, TB, etc) and provide guidance/follow-up.
  • Communicate and refer to Risk Management any cases requiring additional medical services.
  • Follow up on positive drug tests and make EAP referrals while working with ER for processing.
  • Assist in the application of related Human Resources and Occupational Safety/Health Services medical policies and procedures relating to same.  Recommend appropriate interventions within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act.
  • Perform clinical functions to support the Occupational Health Services branch of OSHS and work under the Coordinator of Health Services when tasked to support such.
  • Perform other job duties requiring skills, knowledge and physical requirements as demanded by those duties described or less. Individual assignments will be determined by the supervisor based on then current workloads and department needs.

Link to Job Description - Occupational Health Nurse

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: Requires current and valid licensure as a Registered Nurse by the State of Virginia or as a part of the Compact Designation (Multi-State Privileges) and 2 or more year's related hands-on Registered Nurse experience. Current CPR certification. Must have, or obtain, a current and valid Virginia or North Carolina driver?s license in accordance with Virginia or North Carolina DMV driver's license eligibility requirements.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Associate of Nursing (ASN) preferred. Certification as a Case Manager. Certification as Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN).

Additional Requirements:

DMV Transcript:  Required
CDL:  Not Required                                       
DOT History:  
Not Required                                                 
CPS Check:  Not Required
Physical:  Not Required    
Respirator:  Not Required
Polygraph Review:  
Not Required
Psychological Screening:  Not Required

Attachments Required:  None.

Preferences:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Associate of Nursing (ASN) preferred.
Certification as a Case Manager.
Certification as Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN)
Experience in managing or direct support of disability management programs, work hardening programs or return to work programs.
Experience assessing patient needs for accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Experience handling workers' compensation cases.

Special Instructions:

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  • Please provide a copy of any certifications or related professional licenses.

 

VRS Contribution:   All full-time employees are required to contribute 5% of annual salary toward their retirement account; in accordance with VRS retirement provisions. This will be handled through a pre-tax payroll deduction.  

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