Jan 17, 2021

Employee Health Coordinator

  • Conway Medical Center
  • Conway, SC, USA

Job Description

Position Summary:
The Employee Health Coordinator (EHC) will develop and maintain the Conway Medical Center (CMC) Employee Health Program which includes, but is not limited to, the oversight of workers’ compensation cases and assisting the Safety Officer with the implementation and development of processes to ensure compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations. The EHC will act as liaison between The Occupational Health dept. and Benefits, Payroll, HR, Legal, and CMC’s workers compensation partner. The OHSD will oversee the administration of occupational injury program, including working with the external healthcare providers, insurance carrier or third-party administrator to reduce employee lost time and contain costs. Manage transitional duty program for medical conditions requiring specific work restrictions.

Additionally, the EHC will develop and implement policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory healthcare requirements, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations, and other regulatory agencies as applicable. Participate in CMC’s Internal Audit program, including walkway auditing, and conduct health and safety inspections under the direction of the Safety Officer, The EHC will develop dashboards, collect data and prepare reports for senior leadership, and provide exceptional customer service and support to stakeholders and employees. The OHSD will ensure OSHA mandated programs and record keeping standards are in compliance with regulations as well as participate as a member of CMC’s Environment of Care Committee and any other requested Committees.

The EHC will provide coordination and oversight of efforts by various professionals working as a team to onboard new employees while ensuring initial fitness for duty and employee health standards and requirements are met. The EHC will ensure oversight of assistance with evaluating ongoing employee fitness for duty, return to work cases, alternate duty and work restriction case guidance, workers compensation case review, occupational health drug free workplace program and testing, employee wellness committee relations, PPD surveillance program, employee wellness initiative partnering, employee influenza vaccination program facilitation and more. Working with these teams may include coordination of efforts with employee health nurse, nurse volunteers, nurse practitioners, the CMC Wellness Committee, Health Coaches, Human resources employment onboarding specialists and others. The EHC will provide clinical coverage for the Employee Health office working side-by-side with the employee health nurse and complete other duties as assigned.

A major component of the Employee Health operation will be the creation and operationalizing of a comprehensive CMC Wellness program.

All organizational staff, including this position, are specifically required as a condition of continued employment to make advance preparations for their families and pets in the event of weather emergencies such as Hurricanes and flooding threats. Any staff member can be determined as essential staff required to report to the facility during these events. As a member of the HR Division team this means a high likelihood of being called to duty in some capacity. In many cases this means reporting and sleeping at the facility before, during and after a weather emergency. By signing this job description, the staff member accepts this responsibility of readiness to report to work during any designated emergency staffing situation. CMC staff members operate as one team meeting the healthcare needs of our communities, thus this position will on occasion complete other duties as assigned beyond those designated in this primary job description which may include “float” coverage at an alternate facility, department or assignment.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Associates degree (ADN) in nursing required.
  • Bachelor’s degree (BSN) in nursing preferred.

Experience:

  • A minimum of two (2) years previous Employee Health experience required. Preferably in a medical center environment.
  • Previous Employee Health related leadership experience preferred
  • Previous Employee Wellness Program experience preferred.
  • Previous experience with Workers’ Compensation laws and regulations in SC preferred.

Licensure/Certification/Registration:

  • Current South Carolina (or compact state) licensure as RN (SCLLR) in good standing required.
  • A valid and in good standing Driver's license is required to ensure immediate ability to travel to community locations as needed.
  • American Board of Occupational Health Nurses (ABOHN) Certification preferred.

Special Skills:

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with nursing colleagues, physicians, department heads, and members of executive leadership team.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Explorer and PowerPoint required.
  • Exemplary core customer service skills strongly required.
  • Knowledge of leadership, creativity, teaching, education, and group dynamics required.
  • Knowledge of employee health nursing theory and practice required.
  • Strong organizational skills required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to remain calm and professional in difficult situations required.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement in difficult situations required.

Working Conditions:

  • Stress level medium to high due to demands frequently occurring simultaneously.
  • Physical surroundings generally in-doors.
  • Subject to employee illness exposure and other related situations.
Physical Requirements:
Light-Medium - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; frequently to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 15 to 20 pounds of force occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time), and/or 5 to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 5 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to hear to process instructions and safety code and alarms required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and will be assessed by post offer Employee Health fit-for-duty review.