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Emory Healthcare/Emory University RN Employee Health III in Atlanta, Georgia

Overview

Heart. Soul. Expertise. That’s what defines an Emory nurse. No matter where you are in your nursing career, when you chose this distinguished profession, you chose to change lives. We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with three Magnet®-recognized hospitals: Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory University Hospital and Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital.

Our nurses are integral members of inter-professional teams in hospitals and clinics that are committed to outstanding patient care. We’re eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

We’re defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • The Employee Health RN III strives to promote safety and protection of patients and employees through effective assessment and surveillance of Emory Healthcare (EHC) employees.

  • The RN supports the Employee Health Services by conducting employee health screenings for new and annual employees, volunteers and contractors who are performing work for EHC, and promoting a safe work environment while adhering to applicable EHC policies and procedures and supporting the hospital's Vision Alignment Matrix.

  • Maintains courteous and professional behavior at all times.

  • Functions under the direction of the Employee Health Director providing occupational health screenings for new and annual employees, immunizations, tracking, monitoring follow-up of occupational exposures and providing employee education and wellness information.

  • Demonstrates awareness of and adherence to legal requirements and other pertinent standards related to Occupational Health.

  • The Employee Health Nurse shall maintain the privacy of the employee and confidentiality of the medical record.

  • Responsible for immunizations as per EHC Employee Health Services standing orders and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

  • Assists with planning, implementation, evaluation of annual influenza vaccine program.

  • Provide supervision and assign duties as indicated for nursing, administrative staff and or volunteers working in the Employee Health Office.

  • Will maintain statistics of Employee Health duties as indicated by tasks performed for employees. May require travel to work at other sites when needed.

  • Maintain Infection Control Standards for blood and body fluid exposure.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board, BSN preferred.

  • Current Basic Life Support Certification. Certification in Occupational Health preferred.

  • Three (3) years experience in the nursing field, preferably in Occupational Health.

  • Knowledge of current federal, state, and local laws, OSHA standards pertaining to Employee Health is required.

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia and current Basic Life Support Certification.

  • Recommended to have COHN certification or at a minimum working towards certification.

  • Current clinical knowledge of state and federal regulations on health issues, occupational hazards and safety issues.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division Emory Healthcare Inc.

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30308

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department EHI Occupational Injury Mgmt

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 60593

Job Category Nursing

Schedule 7a-3:30p

Standard Hours 32 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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