The Occupational Health clinical staff is responsible for providing clinical and technical leadership for Benefis Occupational Health services. The individual is responsible for working collaboratively with the leadership and providers Same Day Orthopedics, OCM, Walk in Care and Benefis Health System to reach established goals. The Occupational Health clinical staff maintains an expertise in Occupational Health Services including, risk management services, prevention programs, regulatory needs of employers and injury treatment and follow up, and provides services within the clinic as well as on-site occupational health services to employers. The Occupational Health clinical staff is responsible to facilitate relationships with employers within our region to assess needs as well implement programming to fill those needs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides input for determining strategic, operating, and program development goals for occupational health services.
Responsible for implementing quality improvement initiatives; monitors progress and implements change in order to reach desired goals.
Provides onsite consultation to employers to assess needs, from injury prevention and regulatory compliance and injury treatment options.
Assists in the implementation and compliance with treatment guidelines within the clinic and with employer education for workers compensation insurers as needed.
Contributes significantly to the growth of the occupational health program through proven competency, continuing education, and effective relationships with employers and the community.
Provides on-site occupational health services to employers, including UDS, BAT, hearing testing, respirator fit testing, and CPR training;
Maintains employer profiles, detailing services provided, billing and contact information.
Responsible for ensuring accurate and timely scheduling of occupational health services for employers.
Assists staff and medical providers with pre-employment physicals, urine drug screen collection, breath alcohol testing; is a resource for clinic nurses regarding occupational health services, nursing assessments, patient flow, discharge planning, and ancillary testing and provider referrals.
Assists in cost containment through appropriate ordering and conserving of supplies and equipment. Ensures equipment is in good working condition and is calibrated, when appropriate.
Assists in monitoring charges and billing to assure that these are accurate and timely.
Assists in communication back to employers to assure that it is timely and accurate as to services rendered as well as services available.
Studies current trends, technologies, and employer requirements in occupational health through professional journals, seminars, and conferences; assesses needs of employers and acts as a resource for questions, concerns, and new services.
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and functional under stressful situations and response is appropriate to the patient in emergency or physically distressful situations.
Maintains updated BLS educator, DOT and non DOT regulated Urine Drug Screen and Breath Alcohol, spirometry and CAOHC certifications.
Maintains a good working relationship with clinic staff and medical providers.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Current state Registered Nurse Licensed Professional Nurse, or Certified Medical Assistance
Current BCLS certification
Bachelor's Degree Preferred
3 - 5 years related experience in occupational health/environmental health preferred
Current knowledge of OSHA, Workers' Compensation, and other occupational health regulations, preferred
As a not-for-profit community health system, Benefis is driven to provide the highest level of care. We serve nearly 230,000 residents across a 15-county region that is bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont combined. Benefis is the largest non-governmental employer in the Great Falls area, with more than 3,000 employees.Benefis has 530 licensed beds (that includes 146 beds in long-term care, 71 in assisted living and 20 beds at Peace Hospice of Montana) and partners with over 250 area physicians.Our hospital has been recognized for its exceptional work in quality care by providing a wide range of programs and services to help you live the best life possible. We’re here to help you “Live well.”Benefis Health System came about when two Christian-based hospitals became one. Our founders believed in providing good care to all in need, and trusted that this would be accomplished. The Benefis name was derived using Latin root words: "Bene-" meaning good, and "fis-" for faith and trust. It’s these same root words that make up such terms as ‘beneficial’ and ‘confidence’.Benefis has been a trusted provider of care for more than 125 years. And our name speaks to o...ur commitment: good care one can put faith in.Benefis is consistently ranked among America’s top hospitals by the nation’s leading healthcare ratings organizations for a range of services, including cancer care, joint replacement, stroke treatment, wound care and home health.To learn more about our services, continue looking through our website at WWW.BENEFIS.ORG or call 406.455.5000.