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OSHA Nurse Coordinator (RN) - Colleague Health Services

Requisition ID:

22154511

Business Unit:

Backus Hospital

Location:

Norwich, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Join us at Backus Hospital as we live our values every day. As part of Hartford HealthCare we create a better future for healthcare in Connecticut and beyond. By embodying these values we have become nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care. Come be part of something special!

For more than 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.

Job Summary

The OSHA Nurse Coordinator is responsible for the delivery of the customer focused, clinical programs of Colleague Health Services that promote the health and safety of all colleagues.  Ensures regulatory compliance with OSHA Standards, CDC Guidelines, and applicable federal/state guidance for healthcare workers. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives.

Clinical Programs and Customer Service
•    Implements health promotion programs and illness/injury prevention programs to prevent occupational injury and health problems. Programs include: universal vaccination, respiratory protection, tuberculosis surveillance, blood borne pathogens, hearing conservation and environmental safety.  
•    Ensures timely medical clearance for all new colleagues by monitoring pre-employment examinations. Determines medical clearance status for some colleagues.
•    Completes appropriate documentation in electronic health records and other associated programs based on OSHA Standards, CDC Guidelines, and applicable federal/state guidance for healthcare workers.
•    Develops and maintains effective relationships. Models a customer focused approach and effectively provides service recovery when needed.

Continuous Improvement
•    Leverages continuous improvement tools to make recommendations to improve existing programs, practices and procedures.
•    Participates in the development and implementation of new programs to support Colleague Health Services.
•    Partners with diverse teams and leaders across the organization on system-wide programs and initiatives.
•    Solicits feedback from customers to drive continuous improvement.
•    Raises concerns to leadership along with recommendations for options/solutions.

Qualifications

Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing

Experience: Three (3) to five (5) years RN experience required. Experience and certification in Occupational Health Nursing preferred.
Knowledge of OSHA regulations and CDC guidelines. Knowledge of infectious disease and worker safety program requirements for a healthcare setting.

Licensure, Certification, Registration: Active State of CT RN license required. DOT BAT training preferred. 

Language Skills: Must be able to effectively communicate in English both verbally and in writing. Bilingual preferred.

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

 
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