OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE NURSE
Location: Madison, WI
Pay: $32.95 /Hour
This is an advanced level professional nursing position at University Health Services (UHS) for the University of Wisconsin - Madison. The employee will be a registered nurse licensed in the State of Wisconsin. The employee will have primary responsibility for the direct and indirect patient care of individuals presenting to the Occupational Medicine Clinic. This position reports to the Nurse Manager of Occupational Medicine.
Goals and Worker Activities
A. 85% Independently provide direct and indirect patient care as an advanced nurse clinician to patients receiving occupational health services at UHS.
1. Assess incoming electronically-submitted patient questionnaires to provide patient guidance, potential implications to personal health, and track program compliance.
2. Per protocol and to level of training, manage initial patient visit and follow-ups for employees having an occupational exposure, including coordination of confidential testing and counseling to achieve optimal outcomes in a cost effective manner.
3. Plan, organize, and participate in Occupational Medicine outreach programs such as Tb skin testing, Respirator Fit Testing, and Rabies Titers on the UW campus.
4. Administer intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intradermal vaccinations utilizing proper technique, and update computer records for same.
5. Follow tuberculosis protocol for patients enrolled in tuberculosis surveillance program including - administer and read TB skin tests utilizing proper technique, order relevant secondary testing (Quantiferon Gold Blood Test and/or Chest X-rays) and/or assist in referring those with positive test results to their primary health care provider for potential treatment.
6. Coordinate pre-exposure and surveillance services for workers in designated risk area per UHS policy and/or university policies.
7. Provide occupational health surveillance testing including pulmonary function testing, respirator fit testing, vision screening and other testing as appropriate, including associated patient education.
8. Provide consultation and evaluation of health impacts from workplace hazards.
9. Analyze data to formulate nursing diagnoses and establish priorities for interventions.
10. Appropriate referral to internal and external members of the multidisciplinary team.
11. Coordinate annual campus-wide employee influenza vaccination program.
12. Develop, continuously refine, and administer clinical protocols within the Occupational Medicine program.
B. 10% Records Management
1. Maintain documentation required by OSHA, Title 22, and UHS policy and procedure.
2. Maintain health, administrative and program records, safeguarding confidentiality of employee health information.
3. Assist in the development and implementation of work procedures, workflows, and tracking mechanisms.
4. Prepare reports of occupational health surveillance.
5. Initiate the Employee Exposure Report relative to state requirements and OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
C. 5% General
1. Develop and maintain data bases for reporting, including patient access, satisfaction, quality improvement and other program markers.
2. Participate in department and clinic wide meetings.
3. Participate in Participate in Continuous Quality Improvement activities at UHS.
4. Participate in UHS training programs for health professions students as requested.
5. Maintain compliance with professional licensing requirements.
6. Keep abreast of current knowledge in the field and incorporate research findings as they relate to current practice.
7. Participate in UHS committees and workgroups as requested. Represent UHS at meetings, organizations or in liaison relationships as assigned by director.
8. Carry out other duties as assigned by the Nurse Manager of Occupational Medicine.
Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of current professional nursing practice and patient care.
Knowledge of medical documentation and reporting procedures (SOAP).
Knowledge and skills for administration of injections
Skilled in the placement and reading of PPD skin tests.
Knowledge of emergency techniques and procedures, in particular those for managing patients with vasovagal responses or anaphylactic reactions to medications.
Knowledge of the characteristics and health needs of university student and staff population.
Skills in patient care, patient support and patient health education.
Excellent organizational skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent problem solving skills.
Skills in the use of computer technology (internet, email, word processing, electronic health record).
Ability to demonstrate priority-setting, and ability to work in a complex, fast paced clinical environment.
Ability to function independently and as an effective team member.
Ability to develop and evaluate programs, policies, and procedures.
Knowledge of tuberculosis-related protocols, respirator fit testing, pulmonary function testing, and hearing conservation.
Experience in occupational medicine, public health or ambulatory health care preferred.
Current CPR certification.
Must possess or be eligible for WI Driver’s License and meet the UW Risk Management Driver’s standards as required to drive State of Wisconsin vehicles.
Licensure as Registered Nurse
Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
The Division of Student Affairs at UW-Madison includes Recreational Sports, Student Life, University Health Services, and the Wisconsin Union. Together these units deliver quality services and programs that enhance the student experience, build a welcoming and engaging community, and further student success.
A period of evaluation will be required and a criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.