Aug 02, 2020

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (TEMPORARY 24 HOURS PER WEEK) - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

  • Hospital for Special Care
  • New Britain, CT, USA

Job Description

Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. Located in New Britain and Hartford, we operate on a not-for-profit basis.

Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders, spinal cord injury, comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

JOB SUMMARY:

Reports directly to and assists Occupational Health Coordinator with the delivery of service related to employee injury, health and wellness. Supports all clinic functions as per orders, policies and procedures, and scope of practice guidelines. Provides coverage for outpatient clinic staff.


Responsibilities:

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides patient care within the scope of practice.
  • Provides pre-health screening of new employees. Participates in New Employee Orientation.
  • Dispenses medications as directed by practitioner and in accordance with state regulations.
  • Performs testing and tasks as ordered by the practitioners (EKG, blood draws, vaccinations, etc) in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Documents patient status/response to treatment in accordance with Medical Record/Electronic Medical Record policy.
  • Assist the Occupational Health Coordinator with employee and volunteer compliance with PPD, Influenza and immunization requirements.
  • Assists in maintaining all employee health and workers’ compensation documents. Ensuring these documents are filed timely.
  • Maintains exam rooms and treatment rooms clean and stocked, maintaining inventory of supplies and re-orders as needed.
  • Performs front office clerical duties such as answering telephones, check-in, check-out and record processing.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS:

  • Graduate of an approved Licensed Practical nursing program.
  • Current CT registration/license

JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Required: 3-5 years of clinical experience in a health care setting
  • Required: Demonstrated working knowledge of clinical operations.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Preferred: Minimum one year experience in occupational health nursing or related field.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Job necessitates sitting/working at desk and those functions associated with clerical tasks (i.e. reaching, bending to access records, drawers, and shelves). Job involves carrying of documents, medical records, books, chairs, or small equipment. Fine manipulation is required as related to writing, typing and computer usage.

  • Job requires movement to greet, assist with patient care activities, directing/escorting patients/families/ physicians, others, 1:1 supervision of patients, assist with feeding, transfers, toileting, dressing skills. Fine and gross manipulation as related to these activities. May frequently require lifting/transfer of patients 50-100 lbs., (occasionally over 100 lbs.), occasional pushing and pulling which may be up to 50 lbs. Frequent bending, occasional squatting, kneeling, reaching above shoulders, forward reaching, twisting and good balance reactions. Visual / perceptual skills as necessary to perform skills as above (i. e., seeing computer/keyboard, hearing and responding to call bell). Job requires functional use of both upper and lower extremities to perform above skills/tasks.

  • Job requires sensory skills i.e. palpation / visual inspection / observation, olfactory and auditory and abilities as necessary to perform clinical skills (i.e. phlebotomy, vital signs) and ability to communicate with patient population.

WORK DEMANDS

  • Job requires working primarily indoors around and interdependently with others. Working environment may be crowded, noisy. Schedule flexibility is occasionally required as census or staffing patterns dictate. There may be frequent exposure to body fluid/blood borne pathogens.

At HSC, we are a family. Each person who is a part of our team of over 1,000 employees and volunteers offers unique talents and perspectives. We all believe in keeping the same shared value of making our patients the center of what we do. By combining all of our unique skills and shared values we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients.

We are dedicated to creating an environment of care and engagement that makes us one of the most desirable places to work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a competitive benefits package.