VIAD

EMPLOYEE NURSE

3 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-9285
# Positions
1
Montana

Overview

The Employee Health Nurse will provide initial care and emergency services to staff at assigned locations. Acts as a role model for employees by displaying an air of professionalism, commitment, and genuine concern in an effort to promote and maintain health & wellness. Fosters a trusting, productive and meaningful nurse/client relationship. Assists with other duties as required.

Responsibilities

  1. The Employee Health Nurse is a certified health care provider, functioning within the Division of People & Culture and working under the direction of the Medical Review Officer.
  2. Plan, organize, initiate and manage nursing care for assigned employee populations.  Performs a variety of related functions of Occupational Health.
  3. Performs initial injury assessment and triage for occupational injuries/ illnesses.  Provides nursing evaluation and treatment for occupational and non-occupational injuries/illnesses as detailed by departmental policies and procedures.
  4. Participates in orientation and in-service training for personnel.
  5. Observes and supports all corporate policy.
  6. Participates in departmental quality control and record audits.
  7. Participates in Employee Health Office, Safety Committee and site management meetings.
  8. Requests required maintenance of office and medical equipment.
  9. Notifies the Safety Officer of real or potential safety hazards.
  10. Has detailed knowledge of all applicable emergency procedures (fire drills, internal/external disaster plans and procedures, EMS notification procedures, structure evacuation procedures and medical emergency procedures).
  11. Maintains open lines of communication and timely transmission of information with Director of People & Culture, Location Management and MRO.
  12. Functions at Montana’s level and scope of practice for the Registered Professional Nurse.
  13. Leads the emergency medical response team until a higher level of emergency medical care arrives on site.
  14. Communicates to medical control pertinent details of the nursing assessment and planned interventions for each medical encounter.
  15. Accurately and promptly implements MRO’s orders.
  16. Administers care skillfully and correctly.
  17. Maintains the standards of accurate, complete recording and reporting.
  18. Supports and enforces all infection-control policies and procedures.
  19. Maintains a clean, safe environment for clients and co-workers.
  20. Initiates, implements and re-evaluates the nursing care plan for each employee who presents for treatment.
  21. Provides employee health & wellness training when needed.
  22. Responsible for stocking and maintenance of first aid stations.
  23. Orders supplies in order to maintain stock at par levels.
  24. Maintains a professional approach with strict observance of confidentiality.
  25. Is prompt and efficient with a solid attendance record.
  26. Cooperates and maintains good rapport with staff.
  27. Assists in other departments and with other duties are assigned.

Qualifications

  • Current State of Montana license to Practice Professional Nursing required.
  • Nursing degree or certifications required.
  • ACLS, PALS or AHA BLS Instructor Certification Preferred.
  • Education from and accredited organization; Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing, or Nursing Diploma program preferred.
  • 2-4 years of clinical nursing experience required, preferably in the Emergency Department, Occupational Health of Urgent Care Clinic setting. 
  • The Employee Health Nurse must possess the training, skills, and experience to fulfill the role outlined above.
  • Superior health assessment skills are required, with special emphasis in evaluation and treatment of minor emergencies, initial management of major emergencies and ongoing assessment of employees during the convalescent period. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary coupled with an ability to adapt and learn.
  • The Employee Health Nurse is expected to demonstrate resourcefulness and calm demeanor in emergencies.

Work Environment

  • Non-smoking environment.
  • Remote location at Glacier National Park and surrounding wilderness areas.
  • This position requires exposure to infectious wastes such as blood and body fluids that mandate the wearing of gloves, masks, gowns and goggles for every actual or potential exposure.
  • The position does have moderate exposure to malodorous, infectious body fluids from patients and some minimal exposure to noxious smells from cleansing agents. 
  • Emergency medical services consist of EMT’s, National Park Paramedics, and Rangers.
  • Response time may take up to 1 to 2 hours depending on conditions.

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