Occupational Health Nurse Senior

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Make a difference in the community you live in! As a Community Builder—an employee with the City of Gainesville— you will have a direct hand in building and improving your community and making a visible impact on the lives of your neighbors. Working for local government is more than a job, it’s a chance to contribute to community success and to help enhance the Gainesville way of life.

Job Details:

This is a senior level position in the City’s Occupational Health program providing nursing services in the Health Maintenance, Wellness, and Medical Examination programs for City employees and retirees.

The position(s) allocated to this class report to a designated supervisor and perform(s) work under general supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its lack of overall departmental responsibility and from lower classes by its more lead/administrative responsibilities and limited supervisory responsibilities.

Job Description:

This is a senior level position in the City’s Occupational Health program providing nursing services in the Health Maintenance, Wellness, and Medical Examination programs for City employees and retirees.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS

The position(s) allocated to this class report to a designated supervisor and perform(s) work under general supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its lack of overall departmental responsibility and from lower classes by its more lead/administrative responsibilities and limited supervisory responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Plans, organizes, and implements operations of Employee Health Service and recommends operating procedures.

Takes a leadership role with respect to members of nursing staff providing primary health services to employees and retirees, including health assessments, screening, clinics and the management of selected medical problems.

Coordinates referral process for physicals and occupational injuries, initiates and alters therapies for uncomplicated injuries and illnesses.

Serves as primary medical staff to Disability Review Committee.

Advises Managers, Supervisors and other City Officers on status of injured and ill employees and retirees when appropriate.

Performs and supervises pre-employment and employee medical examinations and medical care provided in the Health Services clinic under medical protocols and applicable nursing license(s).  Participates in applicable health care field as required to maintain said license(s).

Maintains relationship and results oriented evaluation with worker’s compensation health care providers.

Maintains general control over referrals.

Recommends selection, promotion, discipline, discharge and other appropriate personnel actions.

Coordinates, advises, and makes recommendations regarding general health education and screening programs initiated through the City’s Wellness Program

Participates in associations and advisory boards

Structures, prepares, and chairs committees charged with evaluating bids for services.

Handles blood and body fluids in accordance with OSHA Blood-borne Pathogens Standards.

Attends work on continuous and regular basis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in nursing and two years’ experience in a clinical or hospital environment.  Graduation from an accredited two-year registered nurses’ program and four years occupational health experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, ability, and skills. Possession of a valid Occupational Health Certification can be substituted for two years of the required experience

Prefer Master’s degree in Nursing or the ability to attain within one year of appointment.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATES

Valid Florida Registered Nurse license.

Prefer Valid Advance Registered Nurse Practitioner license in appropriate specialty.

Prefer Certification in Occupational Health Nursing.

Valid Florida Driver’s License required.

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