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Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner (1st Shift)

LaFayette, GA, United States  |  Human Resources  |  ID: REQ-10376

Description

Job Location

USA, LaFayette, GA

Job Posting Title

Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner (1st Shift)

The Challenge

GE Appliances is currently recruiting for a 1 Shift Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner in Lafayette, GA.

What you will Do

  • Coordinate & provide for the appropriate care, treatment, and follow-up of work-related injury and illness based on knowledge of the specific work environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work autonomously in providing care to employees, consulting appropriately with supervising physician. Provide appropriate care, in a professional and courteous manner to employees.
  • Assess non-occupational illnesses occurring at work, determine the need for immediacy of treatment, and give guidance to seek care from personal health care provider and stabilize emergent conditions while preparing for transport, if needed.
  • Prescribe and administer medications, medical treatments, diagnostic tests, and physicals appropriately and according to prevailing regulations.
  • Coordinate & provide for the appropriate care, treatment, and follow-up of work-related injury and illness based on knowledge of the specific work environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work autonomously in providing care to employees, consulting appropriately with supervising physician. Provide appropriate care, in a professional and courteous manner to employees.
  • Assess non-occupational illnesses occurring at work, determine the need for immediacy of treatment, and give guidance to seek care from personal health care provider and stabilize emergent conditions while preparing for transport, if needed.
  • Prescribe and administer medications, medical treatments, diagnostic tests, and physicals appropriately and according to prevailing regulations.
  • Appropriately assign physical limitations that promote healing of a work-related illness/injury, communicate these to the appropriate stakeholders and return employees to full duty or modified duty as soon as employee is physically able.
  • Demonstrate ability to provide care in a timely, efficient manner to adapt to clinic patient flow.
  • Functional within all databases used, primarily EMR-Cority, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, etc.
  • Ensures a high quality of occupational medical care and judgement that meets Quality Assurance standards.
  • Conduct annual occupational medical surveillance exams, including immunizations and vaccination programs.
  • Provide individual education and counseling for illness prevention, health maintenance and crisis intervention.
  • Provide a wide range of occupational health care including, education, health promotion, injury prevention, and work-site consultations that meet current standards of occupational medical care.
  • Serve as medical liaison to employees, workers’ compensation representatives/claims administrators, personal physicians, specialty physicians, and applicable stakeholders. Provide updates to relevant stakeholders regarding the medical and work status of employee when there is a status change.
  • Provide counseling of employee mental health issues and appropriately refer and utilize EAP services.
  • Provide health-related counseling for employees within the scope of work.
  • Conduct workplace assessments regarding health issues and exposure follow-up.
  • Participate with the Corporate Occupational Health Team in the development of strategies and practices for occupational health programs in managing health problems for employees.
  • Participate in safety, HR and other plant meetings regarding medical, health and wellness, plant healthcare costs, emergency response and other objectives.
  • Participate in site-specific health and wellness programs as indicated.
  • Ensure that medical information of worker evaluations remain confidential, releasing it only when required by law or by overriding public health considerations, or to other physicians at the request of the worker.
  • Employee Communication and Engagement - regularly check Outlook emails, as well as organizational newsletters and memos, to learn, be informed, and respond when necessary.
  • Comply with GE Appliances and Network policies regarding confidentiality. Maintain & safeguard confidentiality of employee health information and health records.
  • Comply with all policies related to Emergency Procedures as defined in Policies and Procedures, Medical Standards. Knows personal role in event of a disaster or emergency-situation.

What you need to Succeed

Position Requirement

  • Ability to autonomously provide direct patient care, perform physical examinations, order diagnostic tests, determine diagnoses and develop treatment plans for patients.
  • Ability to maintain professional and friendly rapport with all levels of the workforce.
  • Ability to make independent nursing/medical judgements and solve problems.
  • Customer service driven individual with the ability to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize.   
  • Maintain a professional & friendly attitude with all levels of the workforce. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to think clearly in a fast-paced environment, energized by empowerment and accountability.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and be detail oriented.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree (MSN) in Nursing and licensed as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner in Kentucky. Nationally Certified as a Family or Adult Nurse Practitioner by AANP or ANCC.
  • Current Certification in AHA or ARC Basic Life Support for medical provider.
  • Appropriate certification to write prescriptions.
  • At least three years of clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner in an ambulatory care, occupational health, family practice or emergency department setting.
  • Knowledgeable of occupational medicine, case management, ADA, workers’ compensation, and government (OSHA) regulations.
  • Proficiency in assessment skills, pharmacology, wound and musculoskeletal injury management.
  • Strong computer skills and capable of utilizing clinical systems, including EMR-Cority, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years’ work experience in occupational health experience or experience in an industrial setting.
  • Certification in occupational health.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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