Responsible for all pre-employment testing including required assessments and implementation and documentation of PPD testing and follow-up. Administers Worker's Compensation cases in conjunction with the third-party administrator, and is fully versed in OSHA and New Mexico Workers' Compensation Law. Conducts basic ergonomics assessments.
DUCATION: Graduation of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse program; graduation from an accredited Registered Nurse program preferred.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: . Current LPN or RN licensure in the State of New Mexico or compact state; C.O.H.N. certification desirable; BLS issued through the American Heart Association required.
SKILLS: Effective interpersonal, customer-service, critical thinking, nursing and problem-solving skills to provide employee assessment. Demonstrates ability to maintain strict confidentiality and to act in a manner that supports the mission of the hospital. Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite of applications. Working knowledge of OSHA and Worker's Compensation Law.
EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience in occupational health, infection control or employee wellness preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Employee Health Supervisor
- Bloodborne pathogen B
Requires knowledge and practice of safety standards including Bloodborne Pathogen policy and practice. May be exposed to bloodborne pathogens, infectious disease and x-ray in course of normal duties. Works in a clean, well-lighted, ventilated smoke-free environment. Subject to stressful professional relationships. Working hours are varied with flexibility due to unexpected changes in schedule and emergencies.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Moves or assists in moving; (including but not limited to lifting or pushing equipment and/or supplies up to 25 pounds; frequent and prolonged standing. Must be able to handle emergency/crisis situations, prolonged, extensive or considerable standing and walking. Requires heavy physical effort; push and/or transfer patients or equipment and supplies. Requires considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching. Ability to judge distance and space relationships, see peripherally, distinguish and identify different colors. Hearing and visual acuity that falls within normal or correctable limits. Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination required.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and performance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, theref...ore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.