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Employee Health & Safety Coordinator - RN in Dubuque, Iowa

We are looking for a part-time Employee health & Safety Coordinator to join our Employee Health department. The candidate can be either an LPN or RN. Work hours will rotating days, Monday - Friday, for 16 hours per pay period. You will work (2) 8 hour shifts per pay period.

As part of Employee Health and Safety, you will be part of a team that is working to create a safer, healthier, happier and more stable work environment. You will do this by coordinating projects and programs that identify sources of injury and collaborate to find solutions to eliminate them. You will be responsible for providing appropriate care and triaging for employee injuries, illnesses, and exposures at work. You will ensure compliance of applicable healthcare worker screenings, immunizations. You will provide nursing care for employees and maintain a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at UnityPoint Health – Finley Dubuque within the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers.

Why UnityPoint Health? 

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve. 

  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in. 

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. 

  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience. 

  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. 

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/ 

Program Management

  • Maintains compliance with administration and documentation of applicable healthcare worker required screenings, immunizations, in accordance with hospital policy and governing agencies.

  • Maintains compliance with applicable OSHA programs.

  • Coordinates projects and programs to improve the health and safety of employees

  • Keeps and maintains all records in accordance with OSHA regulations, Iowa Worker’s Compensation Law and Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

  • Responsible for the appropriate exchange of information between health service management and treatment facilities, outside claims handling services, department supervisors and employees with regards to treatment, job availability and reassignments.

  • Gathers statistics and analyzes trends; makes recommendations so that appropriate decisions can be made in collaboration with human resources, department managers, claims management and legal counsel.

Injury/Illness Management

  • Manages treatment of employee and volunteer on-the-job injuries, illnesses and makes appropriate referrals.

  • Coordinates and manages all care related to work injuries.

  • Manages all modified and alternative duty assignments and is a liaison to the department’s management.

  • Manages testing, treatment and follow up, for all employee exposures to communicable disease in accordance with applicable regulatory agency for internal and contracted external customers.

  • Manages testing, treatment and follow up, for all employee bloodborne pathogen exposures in accordance with OSHA regulations for internal and contracted external customers.

  • Manages testing, initial treatment and ensures proper hand off for contracted staff bloodborne pathogen exposures occurring at a UnityPoint Health – Des Moines facility in accordance with OSHA regulations.

Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

  • Assesses the needs of patients and families, providing appropriate teaching and making the necessary referrals to provide continuity of care.

  • Develops an individual plan of care using a collaborative approach with the patient/family and health care team.

  • Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care.

  • Delivers high quality care utilizing the nursing process while demonstrating knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required on assigned unit in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.

  • Utilizes holistic approach (considering biopsychosocial, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients and families served in the assigned service area.

  • Delegates and provides direction for other healthcare team members within their scope of practice and holds them accountable for their involvement in the plan of care.

  • Utilizes critical thinking in developing nursing interventions while maintaining responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.

Clinical Excellence and Patient Education

  • Assess and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient’s and their families’ age specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.

  • Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education.

  • Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

  • LPN or RN

  • 2 years Clinical Experience. Prefer Employee/Occupational Health or Infection Prevention experience.

  • Basic computer knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, email, web browser

Requisition ID: 2022-124359

Street: 1665 Embassy W Dr

Name: 2020 UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital

Name: Employee Health & Wellness

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.2

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Rotating Days, Monday - Friday, for 16 hours per pay period. You will work (2) 8 hour shifts per pay period.

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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