Lead Registered Nurse(RN); Full Time, Day Shift, Occupational Health

Silver Spring, MD
Jan 19, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time
Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire a Lead Registered Nurse(RN), Occupational Health who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

As the Lead Registered Nurse(RN), Occupational Health, you will:
• Coordinates all local Workers' Comp activities. Partners with local HR and with the managers to address, as needed, issues related to medical disability and return to work (RTW) program. Has working knowledge of the FMLA and ADA regulations. Works well as part of the OH and the HR team, as well as with all HCWs served.
• Actively involved with the new hire health assessments/or physical process and the new and current employee vaccination programs, TB testing and annual surveillances.
• Maintains the OSHA log current & ensures regulatory compliance. Has good knowledge of CDC Health Care Personnel guidelines as well as OSHA mandates. Is familiar with ergonomic guidelines/principles necessary for manager or employee training. Can conduct employee ergonomic evaluations, basic department ergonomic assessments and provides recommendations for employee workstation improvement.
• Works effectively with the TPA adjuster, WC Lawyers, managers, facility NP, MD's to promptly return injured employee back to work, in modified or full duty. Working with the OH nurse practitioner, communicates quarterly with management trending WC data, injury frequency and cost, and hazard elimination initiatives (HEP) necessary to enhance overall HCW safety. Based on trending, recommends to management educational opportunities to improve HCW safety.
• Works with the OH NP to develops and implement injury prevention measures to decrease the number of backs, falls, and other types of work related injuries.
• Acts as a team lead member of the Emergency Event HCW Screening Center or as a member of the emergency response team during an event requiring HCW's screenings, as directed by the entity command center or the health department.
• Communicates promptly and in writing with the injured worker re: The WC Law & rights, and the AHC Return to Work Program. After injury, secures appropriate medical release form and consent. All communications are compassionate and consistent with organizational values.

Qualified Candidates will possess:
• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a minimum of an Associate of Science degree required, Bachelor's Degree preferred or currently enrolled in Bachelors of Nursing program
• Active Maryland RN license required
• Active American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
• MD WC Case Manager Certificate preferred

Work Schedule:

Full Time; Day Shift

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.

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