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Cornell Health is seeking a full-time, 12 month Occupational Medicine Nurse to join our staff. Cornell Health Services (CHS) Occupational Medicine (OM) serves Cornell staff, faculty and students in Ithaca, NY, and at remote facilities across the state. The department collaborates with campus partners and local, regional and state healthcare providers and public health agencies to prevent occupational and environmental injury and illness and support the University's research mission. The office helps mitigate the harmful health effects of hazardous exposures that may occur during education, research, and University support activities. When injuries and illnesses cannot be prevented, the OM team provides medical consultations and clinical services to identify and manage cases, minimize disability, and enhance health and productivity. Our occupational medicine team includes administrative staff, medical, and nursing professionals with certifications and training in occupational medicine, internal medicine, public health, hearing conservation, and spirometry.
The OM department activities and responsibilities include:
Ensuring compliance with various federal, state and accreditation requirements, such as respirator clearances, hearing tests, vaccinations, and some physical exams
Conducting medical surveillance of multiple hazardous biological, zoonotic, chemical, and infectious agents and toxins
Evaluating and reporting exposure/accident
Participating in quality improvement initiatives
Reviewing and revision of CHS policy and procedures
Evaluating and counseling individuals with workplace or research-related exposures
Assisting in pre-employment physicals
Performing ECG's, spirometry, visual, and audiometric testing
Conducting annual health assessments for Cornell Health employees
Assisting with regulatory exams such as DOT (Department of Transportation), Silica oversight, and Fitness for Duty
Working with campus partners to meet OSHA standards for Cornell Employees
Observing and providing oversight of research medical procedures
CPR-BLS level certification required within one year of employment and maintained biannually. Exposure to bodily fluids, potential for tuberculosis exposure and other communicable diseases. This position is OSHA category BBP1, TB1, ERG2. This position is considered an Essential Employee; those needed on campus to meet the needs of students, research programs, or general operations when the university is in reduced operating status or closed. Employees are required to report misses and near misses immediately to supervisor and via occurrence report.
Graduate of accredited school of nursing with an active NYS Registered Professional Nurse license. At least two (2) years of experience as a registered nurse in an outpatient/ambulatory setting. Strong organizational and customer service skills as predominantly performed by telephone, email, as well as face-to-face encounters. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times. Experience with an electronic health record, MS Office Suite and receptive to emerging technologies.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing is preferred. Experience with the use and analysis of numeric data for program review, planning and implementation. Experience conducting quality improvement and/or utilization review projects. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with experience in occupational health, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) spirometry certification, Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation certification, or American Board for Occupational Health Nurses certification.
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