Nov 23, 2020

Employee Health Nurse - Employee Health

  • Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Seattle, WA, USA

Job Description

Description:

Swedish Medical Center is looking for an Employee Health Nurse (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Employee Health Department at Swedish Shared Services in Seattle, WA.

Accountable for the clinical, operational, and support activities of the Department of Employee Health in accordance with the Swedish Center's mission, values, and strategic plan. The Employee Health Nurse will develop and administer programs which contribute to improved health and prevention of illness in SMC employees. Activities include, but are not limited to, new employee health screening, provision of appropriate vaccines, TB screening, medical referrals and employee assistant program referrals. Employee Health is a resource to employees and management to enhance the health of SMC staff utilizing available resources.

In this position you will:

  • Refer employees for both physical consultation and emotional counseling to either medical physicians, Wellspring Employee Assistance Program (EAP), or other community resources as appropriate
  • Interview employees who have become ill at work and advise on the proper action to be taken. Notify Epidemiology/Infection control of communicable exposures or risks
  • Assist the supervisors and HR in counseling employees with excessive attendance problems and work to eliminate any health problems by using available resources
  • Evaluate a pre-employment medical health questionnaire for all new hires and take appropriate action per department policies for PPDs, vaccination, and documentation
  • Provide a monthly report to Epidemiology or Infection Control listing communicable risks such as PPD conversions, pertussis exposures, scabies, etc
  • Coordinate TB prevention program to include PPDs, chest x-rays and referrals to either private physicians, ID Physician, or the Seattle King County Public Health TB Chest Clinic as indicated

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree Nursing Baccalaureate degree (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing -or- equivalent educ/experience
  • Applicants without a BSN degree must actively pursue and attain a BSN within six (6) years of hire
  • Registered Nurses hired between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2015 must actively pursue and attain a BSN within seven (7) years of hire
  • In the event that the employee does not acquire his/her BSN by the above deadlines, there will be a labor/management review process and discussion on the nurse’s individual circumstance
  • Registered Nurse, licensed to practice Nursing in Washington State

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Registered Nurses employed by Swedish prior to January 1, 2013 are encouraged to pursue the BSN degree, but obtaining the degree will not be a condition of employment
  • Certification in Occupational Health
  • Experience in employee health, occupational health, public health, and adult education
  • Prior experience in post exposure prophylaxis and HIV counseling. Candidates without prior experience in pre and post HIV Test counseling will receive on-the-job training

About Swedish Shared Services

Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty centers in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, , a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the Puget Sound area.

Each campus has a local operations leadership team, supported by centrally located and led corporate services, such as Human Resources, Financial and Information Services.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details

https://caregiver.ehr.com

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Employee Health Nursing

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: Cherry Hill Main Bldg (WA150) 500 17th Ave James Tower Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 274820