Occupational Medicine Nurse Practitioner TA-2224
Occupational Health | Boston, MA | Part Time
InGenesis has an immediate need for a Per Diem Occupational Medicine Nurse Practitioner to provide services for Boston University. Offering an excellent hourly rate!
Examines and treats patients independently & in autonomous collaboration with other health care professionals. Ensures proper illness & injury care & disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, & recovery. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, & procedures. Relies on experience & judgment to plan & accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity & latitude is expected.
- Work requires expert clinical judgement to function in an independent role at a level generally required through completion of a Master’s degree in Nursing and completion of accredited educational program for Nurse Practitioners with Occupational Health emphasis or qualifications of a certified Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner.
- Must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and an American Nursing Association or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification as a Nurse Practitioner. Must be certified or eligible for certification as a Nurse Practitioner by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
- Work requires the ability to be self-directed and demonstrate initiative in addressing responsibilities of a physician and to utilize appropriate problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Work requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to collaborate with patients, physicians, staff, and other health care workers. Work requires extensive clinical Nurse Practitioner experience and experience in Occupational Health Nursing.
Under the direction of the Occupational Medicine physician, the Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing direct patient care to employees of Boston University, and at times students or graduate students, including:
- Evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment or work-related injuries and illness.
- Develops and implements programs for health maintenance regarding risks at work, including MMR, PPD, Hepatitis B virus, Tetanus, and other immunizations and screenings, as recommended by CDC, and the MDPH for Adults and health Care workers.
- Develops and implements programs for health prevention and education, such as ergonomics, stress management, and blood-borne pathogen exposure training.
- Performs pre-placement physical examinations for new employees requiring examinations.
- Works with disability manager and utilization review agent in case management for employees who have sustained a work-related injury/illness. Communicates with personal physicians of injured employees about modified duty.
- Participates in education employees and supervisors in the role of the Occupational Health Center.
- Educates employees as to the nature of the injury and expected course, and the workers compensation process, when appropriate.
- Advocates for patients with work injuries to ensure prompt and appropriate medical care.
- Full Job Description available to all applicants.