Manages the development, implementation, and coordination of Occupational Health programs to promote health and safety for employees and volunteers.
Position Duties & Responsibilities:
Develops and implements Care Dimensions program for employee health and safety, to include immunizations, blood borne pathogen exposure plan and risk management of suspected infections among employees and volunteers.
Develops, communicates, and periodically reviews employee health-related policies and procedures and assures compliance with applicable standards, laws, regulations and accreditation standards.
Oversees occupational health and preventative health programs that support Care Dimensions employees.
Perform ergonomic assessments to assist with proper workstation or remote work set-up.
Maintains all employee and volunteer health records electronically. Conducts periodic audits to ensure the integrity of records data.
Oversees vaccination programs for all employees and volunteers. Ensures accurate recordkeeping of vaccinations and notifies employees and volunteers when vaccinations are due.
Establishes clinic hours throughout the organization’s footprint to provide health screens as needed.
Works collaboratively to assist with worker’s compensation claims and compliance with OSHA standards related to the healthcare provider.
Provides staff orientation and ongoing education related to employee health and safety and establishes and monitors related records. Serves as subject matter expert on employee safety and health topics.
Assists with the development and review of the Workplace Safety & Health Program. Serves as an active member of the Safety & Health Committee.
Creates and circulates monthly safety topics. Monitors workplace safety trends and communicates action items across the organization.
In collaboration with the CHRO, reviews accommodation requests and makes recommendations with regards to accommodations under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Works collaboratively with HR Leave Specialist on return to work from short-term disability, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) leaves.
Functions as an integral part of performance improvement initiatives to promote positive employee outcomes.
Responsible for reporting all reportable diseases to state and local agencies as required by law.
Other duties, as assigned.
Registered Nurse in Massachusetts required.
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing preferred
Minimum three to five years’ experience of occupational health nursing experience in healthcare setting; employee health experience preferred.
Certification as an Occupational Health Nurse Specialist (COHN-S) desirable.
Working knowledge of Massachusetts workers' compensation law, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), ADA and FMLA.
Broad based knowledge of occupational health and general nursing practices, procedures and protocols
Effective verbal and written English communication skills.
Demonstrated intermediate to advanced skills software skills, including Microsoft Office suite.
Highest level of professionalism with the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to communicate and teach at all levels of organization and work well within a team environment in support of company objectives.
Customer service oriented with the ability to work well under pressure.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy, excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize, coordinate and simultaneously maintain multiple projects with high level of quality and productivity.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Internal Number: 222
About Care Dimensions
If you are mission-driven and want to work for a premier healthcare organization that truly makes a difference for the patients and families we care for, we want you to be part of our team.
Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses and has become the state’s largest hospice provider. As a non-profit, community-based leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.
We care for and provide support to thousands of patients and families annually:
More than 5,000 hospice patients
Another 1,400 palliative care patients
And 7,000 adults and children in grief support programs