The Occupation Health Coordinator provides nursing support for the daily operation of the Employee Occupational Health Program. You will provide first aid and triage of employee injuries, coordinating care with Employee Health Physician and Emergency Department provider. You are directly responsible to the Associate Chief for Patient Care Services of Inpatient Operations/Specialty Care/Geriatrics and Extended Care/Community Living Center. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: Ability to access, interpret, and apply standards of care for the Montana VA Occupational Health Program. Function as the topic expert; applying evidence-based practice while educating staff on programmatic components of occupational health, agency management of work related injuries and illnesses to include but not limited to disease out breaks; identification of risks for injuries and illnesses; design of programs and interventions for reduction of risk; and serves as a resource for services in preventative health (immunizations, TB Program, Influenza Program, annual exams, pre-employment exams) within the workplace. Collaborate with several disciplines (i.e. Safety, Infection Control, Human Resources, Education, Facilities, Engineering, MOVEmployee Wellness, and supervisors and managers of injured employees). Manage data collection, interpret, and prepare reports for current projects and performance measures. Demonstrate a high degree of integrity, professionalism, and interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with a full range of employees, supervisors, and healthcare providers within and outside the VA Health Care System. Responsible and accountable for coordinating the delivery of employee health care services for Montana VA personnel. Serve as a content expert and resource to Montana VA Health Care System. Responsible for ensuring compliance with Montana VA Health Care System, the VISN, and national mission and recognized standards including those of regulatory bodies. Possess the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply all aspects of the nursing process within a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice setting. Effectively serve as a clinical mentor, coach, and preceptor for clinical and administrative staff, consulting and collaborating in patient care, educational processes, and evidence-based practice. Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate selected program related to continuing education, staff development, clinical orientation, learning, and quality improvement as it pertains to Occupational Health. Identify occupational risks related to work areas, develop prevention strategies to mitigate workplace injuries and illnesses, and evaluate strategies based on measurable outcomes. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.