LPN Occupational Health
Job Summary Provides direct patient care under the general direction of Registered Nurse and/or Advanced Practice provider in Occupational Health. Performs a variety of clinical procedures for assigned clients (employees,employee candidates and contracted vendor employees). Administers medications per established hospital policy/departmental protocol/procedure. Minimum Qualifications Education/Training High school graduation/equivalent plus completion of a formal Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse program. Experience 1 year experience, as a Licensed Practical Nurse, with previous experience in administering medications and phlebotomy. License/Certification/Registration Valid Practical/Vocational Nurse license in the State of Maryland or DC. Basic Life Support certification. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Good physical assessment skills, triage, and first aid skills Good patient education skills. Strong communication skills and intermediate computer skills. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Collects urine toxicology specimens; performs respirator fit testing and normal respirator medical clearances; and alcohol breath testing according to department policy/procedure. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Coordinates with nursing staff to schedule associate follow-ups including injury appointments, exposure follow-ups, and other needs. Coordinates with Shared Services for administrative needs at site. Collaborates with other OH staff and SS to create best practices for MedStar OH. Documents observations made, care provided, and laboratory test results in the patient medical record and in the electronic occupational health medical (OHM) record, according to established guidelines. Maintains appropriate supply par levels. Stocks and prepares examination rooms and order supplies as needed. Maintains organization and efficiency in OH with appropriate scheduling, documentation, paperwork and chart preparation prior to and after clinical evaluation by RN/NP/PA. Processes associates as is relevant to visit. May transport and/or assist patients to/from examinations, other departments, etc. Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams as appropriate. Participates in meetings, serves on committees and represents the department and hospital/facility in community outreachefforts as appropriate. Performs other duties as assigned. Performs phlebotomy as needed per OH policy for pre-placement candidates, BBP exposures, and other needs as well as UDS collection as needed per collection protocol including proper chain of custody, packaging, and shipping/delivery. Performs screening and client health data and collection by taking health history and vital signs, including: pulse, blood pressure, temperature, height and weight measurements; reviews vaccination status, tuberculosis screening. Assists RN, NP, or PA with examinations and/or procedures, as directed. Prepares and consents patients prior to treatment. Prepares and administers medications, including vaccinations and tuberculosis skin testing according to department policy/procedure. Provides care for assigned clients under the general direction of a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, and/or Physicians Assistant in Occupational Health, following the established plan of nursing care in the occupational health setting. Reports observations/changes in patient status to the appropriate medical professional including urgent care requirements and emergencies. Provides assistance during emergencies, including performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). Reviews employee health record to determine compliance with required vaccinations, exams and tuberculosis screening. Plans for completion of compliance requirements with clients. Notifies manager of non-compliance. About MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.