This position is responsible for providing primary and emergency care for occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses to maintain employees on-the-job or to promptly return them to work. This is a drug testing dependent position. The Occupational Health Nurse Assistant works jointly with the OHN and with other medical providers, both on and off supported Military installations.
MAJOR JOB ACTIVITIES:
Provide first aid and emergency care for occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses.
Consistently communicates effectively and respectfully with employees, the patient's family, and other members of the healthcare team.
Respects and maintains confidential and identifiable health information as per HIPAA regulations.
Demonstrates developed assessment skills. Perform required health assessments for specified programs.
Assist the OHN with medical surveillance of employees exposed to hazardous chemicals and infectious diseases. Assist the Military Preventive Medicine Team.
Conduct required screening tests, such as drug and alcohol testing.
Assists with the annual medical examination process from the subcontracted medical vendor in order to ensure quality of service and care for Program employees.
Assist with the coordination of the annual Health Expo or other health services-related events.
Assist with health and wellness promotion, education, and training programs.
Assist with the annual flu vaccination campaign.
Assist with the return to work program and assist in managing workers compensation cases.
Visit employees who has been hospitalized ensuring they are receiving the care needed and or assessing the need to be transferred to another healthcare facility.
Assist Managers, Supervisors, and the ESH team to ensure all necessary personnel are current in the Medical Monitoring Program: Respiratory Protection, Hearing Conservation, Heavy Metal Testing, Cholinesterase, and PFT’s.
Assist with the evaluation of medical documentation for submit waiver submission to the appropriate approving authority, such as United States Army Central Command (USARCENT) or United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), as applicable.
Ability to read results of tuberculin skin tests and educate employees regarding latent tuberculosis as needed.
Update the OHC database system daily; ensuring that employees remain medically qualified to work in USCENTCOM AOR.
Maintain professional development and growth, licenses and certifications.
Identifies and implements a course of action in non-routine situations. Perform other duties as assigned.
MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:
Various medical diagnostic equipment and office equipment.
Work is generally conducted in an office environment; however, duties may occasionally involve working outside with potential exposure to extreme temperatures. Must comply with all Fire and Safety Regulations and Post/Camp Policies.
Work may require medium - heavy lifting (36-75 lb.), stooping, climbing, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to physical, chemical or biological agents. Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing). Environmental exposures include but, are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure and communicable diseases. Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks. Employee use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is required for some situations. PPE includes, but is not limited to: head, foot, torso, respiratory, vision, and hearing protective devices.