Manager of Clinical Operations - Occupational Health

Washington, DC
Jan 12, 2021
Jan 15, 2021
Full Time
Job Description"‹"‹"‹"‹"‹"‹ JOB SUMMARY If you're looking for the opportunity to make a real impact, this may be the opportunity for you.This leadership position is part of a system-wide Occupational Health Program. Occupational Health leaders work closely and collaborate with Human Resources, Risk Management, Infection Prevention, Safety Department and site leaders to ensure a safe work environment for all associates. Members of the Occupational Health leadership team work together to plan and deliver consistent service excellence, standardized practices and focus and support associate safety activities. This position includes managing clinical and administrative staff, providing pre-placement assessments for new hires and residents, evaluating associates for fitness for duty, providing care for associates injured at work and navigating them with the worker's compensation process , managing transitional duty programs for return to work, implementing the system wide flu prevention program and maintaining health compliance requirements for all associates. * * Job Summary Responsible for the daily operations of the Occupational Health Department in collaboration with other regional OH Hubs, OH Shared Services and in support of OH AVP and Risk Management department.Coordinates the work activities and services provided by the clinical and administrative staff to assure efficient, effective and safe patient care in the Occupational Health Department. Performs clinical duties as staff Nurse Practitioner assuming clinical management of assigned patients. * Minimum Qualifications * Education/Training * Bachelors degree in Nursing. ANA accredited Nurse Practitioner Program. Masters degree in Public Health or Nursing preferred. * * Experience * 5 years of progressively more responsible job related experience with a minimum of 4 years as a RN or NP and 2 years in a senior, lead or supervisory capacity. * * License/Certification/Registration * Registration with the Washington DC and/or Maryland and/or Virginia and/or other MedStar location State Board Examiners of Nurses. Basic Life Support certification. Certification in Occupational Health nursing. * * Knowledge, Skills & Abilities * Good physical assessment skills, triage, and first aid skills. Understanding of workers compensation and OSHA regulations. Good patient education skills. Strong communication skills and intermediate computer skills. * Primary Duties and Responsibilities * Accurately documents all data into the associate electronic medical record (OHM). Accesses documents in other appropriate databases. Provides timely and complete data entry and includes all required information based on Occupational Health practice standards. * Collaborates with OH and outside medical providers to monitor the progress of case management in terms of established outcomes which includes length of disability, rates of injury and illness, and other specific indicators. Collaborates with TPA to coordinate treatment plan, insure appropriate referrals and authorizations are obtained and optimum care and case management is achieved. * Coordinates and implements the Advanced Practice provider peer review evaluation process. Coordinates and provides on-going medical in-services with the OH AVP to promote and enhance practice in occupational health and managing treatment for work-related injury. Organizes orientation programs and oversees continuing clinical education to ensure adequate preparation of staff to meet clinical practice and operational requirements. * Develops and contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Ensures compliance with hospital/facility policies and procedures and governmental/accreditation regulations. * Develops, plans, recommends and helps implement wellness programs to improve the health and work-life balance of associates. * Evaluates and follows MedStar OH protocol for fitness for duty. Makes appropriate referrals to physicians, other health care providers and facilitates mandatory EAP referrals if indicated. * Evaluates associates ability to return to work full-duty or in modified work capacity after extended absence. Assesses work capability given reason for absence and job responsibilities. Develops, implements, and monitors transitional duty program for associates with work related injuries. * Evaluates, assesses, and treats work related injuries with implementations of standards of care according to OH policies. Formulates appropriate care plan including diagnostics and referral to specialists as indicated. Completes appropriate workers compensation documentation. Enters and updates appropriate databases with case information and work with TPA to manage workers compensation claims. * Implements health compliance programs required for hospital workers as identified by federal, state and policy guidelines. Programs include but are not li