Lahey Health Employee Health Coordinator in Winchester, Massachusetts
Welcome to Winchester Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Winchester Hospital was the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. It has since received the recognition a fourth time. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.
About the Job
JOB SUMMARY: Contributes to the Hospital’s mission by reviewing daily colleague Covid-related symptom attestations and related testing documentation in order to protect the health interest of our employees and to safeguard the hospital’s interest.
Graduate of a state approved and/or accredited School of Nursing
Bachelor’s degree in nursing or relevant field. An additional four years of RN experience may be considered in lieu of the degree to be hired into the position.
Obtaining a BSN is required within 5 years in this role.
Preferred: Masters degree.
Required: At least two years relevant nursing experience
Preferred: Occupational Health experience
Required: For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team
Preferred: Basic computer skills
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS:
Required: Current license to practice professional nursing from MA Board of Registration
Preferred: Certification as an Occupational Health Nurse
LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Basic Life Support certification
POPULATION SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric
OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Professional Commitment Requirements: Keep abreast of developments in the field and/or licensure through continuing education, participation in professional organizations or a combination of both
On-call: Based on department needs
Schedule requirements: Subject to change based upon needs of the business/department
Travel requirements: Travel between hospital locations
Reports to the Manager of Infection Prevention and Employee Health
Does not supervise others
As part of the Employee Health and Infection Prevention team, the Employee Health Coordinator RN
Utilizes the nursing process and evidenced-based practices to provide quality, safe and timely health assessments that convey a positive impression about the Hospital’s Covid testing process.
Reviews daily colleagues symptom attestations.Interviews patients and assesses for testing; Tracks sources of exposure if known; Refers for testing as appropriate; Places orders for testing in Epic.
Reviews documentation for resultsReviews spreadsheet, or Epic, for results Communicates results to colleague and advises on symptom management
Determines validity of non BlLH test results (testing sites and type of test) in collaboration with Infection Prevention for colleagues who have traveled
Follows up on voice mail messages for WH colleagues regarding symptom assessment and testing referrals.
Participates in flu clinics.Administers vaccinations Coordinates and tracks data
Manages other projects as assigned, such as:Fit testing data tracking Is Cross trained in pre-employment physicals and return to work / modifications for colleagues
Establishes a therapeutic, professional relationship with physicians and staff members utilizing the Employee Health services.
Performs all required documentation accurately, legibly and timely.
Appropriately follows the chain of command and adheres to hospital policies and procedures.
Communicates effectively within the Employee Health and Infection Prevention team to ensure continuity of coverage.
Gives and accepts respectful feedback to enhance teamwork.
Minimizes preventable harm events and consistently executes the infection control protocols. Incorporates the Culture of Safety tools in daily practice, adhering to quality and safety guidelines and communicating near-miss or potential risks.
Maintains a clean and safe work environment to enhance staff satisfaction and a culture of safety.
Responds to supply/equipment issues in a timely manner to ensure availability of equipment and to maximize its useful life.
Adheres to the Magnet standards of professional development and clinical practice.
Functions effectively in crisis situations and utilizes emergency resources.
Maximizes throughput to minimize wait time and attempts to accommodate staff’s schedules.
SECTION 5: DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC JOB FUNCTIONS
SECTION 6: PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS
The employee needs to have the physical and mental abilities to perform the duties of the position listed above using the PROMISE behaviors.
It is anticipated that the employee will have contact with blood, bodily fluids or other potentially infectious materials while performing their job duties.
It is anticipated that employee will have contact with potentially hazardous chemicals while performing their job duties.
The list below is intended to describe the physical and sensory ability requirements of the position; however those requirements may vary, sometimes considerably, based on meeting patient and operational needs.
Manipulating and/or grasping small objects
Hear or Listen
Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.