Responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of professional nursing care provided to Fairview employees, candidates, providers and other workers at on site clinics.
The EOHS RN performs both independent and interdependent nursing functions. Independent functions include assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of medical services for worker populations. Interdependent functions include communication strategies with various stakeholders and colleagues (i.e.: recruiting, hiring manager, infection preventionists, case managers, medical director, etc.). The RN is responsible for performing these functions in accordance with all policy, procedure and professional practice guidelines.
Assess employee, manager and organization needs:
Use on going, systematic process to gather relevant data
Involves employee, manager and representatives of other disciplines as appropriate in gathering data
Completes initial assessment of worker on the job injuries / illness, health assessments, health screening, immunization status review, fit testing, blood and body fluid exposure follow up and communicable disease exposure follow-up
Establishes worker health and wellness goals that are age, work and culturally appropriate
Determines if health/wellness goals impact or are impacted by laws, regulations, standards of practice, community best practices
Responds appropriately to emergent situations
Documents data and identifies outcomes
* Develops an individualized plan of care to achieve desired outcomes:
Develops a care plan consistent with medical standards based on organization and customer needs
Addresses immunization and infectious disease susceptibility criteria
Determines intervention and or recommendations based on relevant needs
Identifies and utilizes appropriate internal and external resources
Documents and updates plan of care to assure continuity
* Implements nursing interventions:
Assists employee and manager with work related issues
Coordinates appropriate care, treatment and follow up of work related health considerations based on knowledge of specific regulations, industry practices, work tasks and work environments
Provides appropriate care, guidance, support and counseling following various infectious disease and blood and body fluid exposures
Coordinates the administration of occupational health services for the completion of audiograms, laser eye exams, DOT exams
Coordinates and develops communication plans to support Occupational Health activities for various events including infectious disease exposures: interdepartmental collaboration, defining exposed workers, identifying, notifying, monitoring & follow up of exposed workers, end of exposure care and reporting
* Evaluates plan of care:
Systematically and continuously evaluates employee response to interventions
Modifies intervention based on employee response
Involves manager, representatives of other disciplines and external resources as appropriate
* Uses communication strategies to achieve desirable outcomes:
Communicates verbal and written information in a clear, concise, accurate and timely manner
Communicates effectively with all members pertinent to the service(s) provided: employee, manager, recruiting, HR, infection prevention, case management, etc.
Uses communication strategies appropriate to employee and other relevant parties based on need for information
Safeguards confidentiality of employee health information and health record
* As a member of the medical team, continuously improve work processes, environment and the overall experience to serve customers and meet business goals:
Identifies opportunities and solutions for improvement in work flow/processes
Actively participates in educational programs, meetings and committees to support initiatives
Communicate appropriately with team members
Engage in change to improve the work environment and customer experience
Stays current in Occupational Health related regulations, rules and practices
* Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served
Organization Expectations, as applicable:
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served
Partners with patient care giver in care/decision making.
Communicates in a respectful manner.
Ensures a safe, secure environment.
Individualizes plan of care to meet patient needs.
Modifies clinical interventions based on population served.
Provides patient education based on as assessment of learning needs of patient/care giver.
Fulfills all organizational requirements
Completes all required learning relevant to the role
Complies with all relevant laws, regulation and policies
Performs other duties as assigned.
AD degree two year college nursing degree
Two years experience in occupational health nursing or in area of nursing requiring independent nursing skills, i.e.
college health/school nursing, ER nursing, etc.
Current MN RN licensure and CPR certification
BSN or BAN degree 4 year college nursing degree
More than two years in occupational health nursing
COHN-S or COHN
Additional Requirements (must be obtained or completed within a period of time) :
Prefer a broad understanding of hospital EOHS processes and infection control practices
Computer skills sufficient to work with email, electronic medical records, familiarity with Windows products for reading/running reports, creating Word documents, etc.
Access to reliable transportation to be present at various locations to conduct and meet reasonable business needs
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership ...with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.