RN Manager, Occupational Health/Employee Health & Wellness

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University of MD Capital Region Health
Published
June 18, 2019
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Cheverly, Maryland
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  • RN Manager, Occupational Health/Employee Health & Wellness

    Job ID 2019-5668 Shift Days FTE 1.0 Start/End of Daily Work Schedule 8:00am - 4:30pm Type Full Time Facility Prince George's Hospital Center Department 116819/ 110-9190-00 Employee Health

Overview

Under the general direction of the Vice President Human Resources, the Manager, Employee Health & Wellness plans, coordinates, implements, manages and evaluates employee occupational health, wellness and the workers compensation programs for the UM Capital Region Health System. The position oversees the daily and periodic clinical and administrative program activities and services to control risk and losses, maximize staff productivity and ensure institutional and departmental compliance with applicable professional, regulatory and governmental laws, regulations and/or standards.

Responsibilities

 

1.      Develops and implements departmental goals, objectives, strategies, policies and procedures for employee health and wellness programs and services.

2.      Manages the employee health service functions of the organization, including the operation of the employee health offices, annual or periodic immunizations and screening or other compliance events, administration of employee physicals, work-related injury diagnoses, or other types of referrals according to OSHA regulations and ADA

3.      Collaborates with the Life Safety Officer, Infection Prevention and other internal and external experts and stakeholders concerning employee health and safety programs.

4.      Ensures medical records are maintained in compliance with applicable, policies, procedures, state and federal regulations and statues to include the Joint Commission, OSHA, CDC and HIPAA.

5.      Develops the departmental budget and manages expenditures.Stays abreast of industry and professional developments. Anticipates changes in compliance, clinical and other occupational related standards and develops and implements responsive policies and work improvement initiatives.

6.      Manages the UM Capital Region Health System’s Workers' Compensation Program and maintains System compliance with the provisions of the Maryland Workers' Compensation Act:

a.      Develops and implements case management strategies for operating units, performs and/or leads case coordination for WC claims and ensures appropriate and timely physician referrals interventions and treatments;

b.      Collaborates with managers and/or HR in the coordination of return-to-work assignments consistent with the employee’s rehabilitation and the System's light-duty program, as well as related employee benefit programs;

c.      Ensures timely communication and support to program participants;

d.      Provides testimony and documentation in legal matters related to WC claims;

e.      Ensures Employee Incident Reports, First Reports, OSHA and associated documentation are processed timely and accurately in accordance with insurance, legal and regulatory requirements;

7.      Collaborates with internal leadership and staff and external experts to develop and implement policies, practices and other improvement initiatives concerning work-related injury prevention and related cost-containment.

8.      Performs and supervises staff performing occupational and corporate health physicals and screenings in compliance with federal and state guidelines;

9.      Serves as clinical leader for the department and provides clinical expertise in consultation to the System on facility related health/safety issues;

10.   Manages the pre-placement physical and fitness for duty assessment program for employment candidates;

11.   Develops, implements, promotes and evaluates programs that support the health and well-being of employees in collaboration with Human Resources and System leadership;

12.  Develops and conducts employee and manager training and train-the trainer occupational health and wellness programs;

 

13.  Participates in the investigation, follow up, and root-cause analysis of significant health/safety incidents within the System.

 

14.  Develops and maintains professional relationships with OSHA and/or other safety agencies within the region, and assists facilities with responses to agency inquiries and inspections.

 

15.  Does related work as assigned

Qualifications

Current Maryland Registered Nurse License.

 

Three years of experience managing an employee or occupational health program.  Bachelor's Degree required.

Basic Life Support – Health Care Provider (BLS-HCP).

 

Thorough knowledge and understanding of epidemiology/infection prevention, toxicology, drug testing, environmental hygiene TJC, OSHA, CDC, Workers' Compensation, ADA, and FMLA regulations

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