Reporting to the Executive Director of Nursing, the Occupational Health Nurse is responsible for leading the organization’s efforts to provide work-related health care to Fenway staff, ensure that staff and leadership meet all health and safety standards, and maintain optimal employee health. This is a part-time position working 20 hours per week.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Carries out an effective and compliant employee health program.
- Performs occupational health onboarding and clearance of all new staff: attends monthly new staff orientation, ensures proper completion and documentation of all necessary pre-employment health forms/vaccines/diagnostic tests, directs additional pre-employment health workups as needed
- Monitors employee work-related illness and injury trends and assesses, develops and implements strategies to prevent work-acquired injury or illness and expedite return to work.
- Safely administers and documents immunizations and TB skin tests per protocol.
- Performs communicable disease exposure follow-up/contact tracing when needed.
- Maintains and ensures confidentiality of staff information.
- Regularly reviews, updates, and executes all workplace screening (e.g., PPD) and immunization (e.g., influenza, HBV, HPV) programs for staff as mandated by federal, state, local, and Fenway Health guidelines.
- Responds to, documents, and follows up on all staff-related occupational health incidents including blood/bodily fluid exposures (including OPEP), workplace injuries and accidents, and chemical spills/leaks.
- Oversees personal protective equipment (PPE) related efforts, including respirator fit testing of employees.
- Manages REDCap occupational health database, ensures it serves as the principal repository for all occupational health staff records, and completes all additional reporting as required by federal/state/local and other agency guidelines.
- Collaborates with Human Resources Department on development of preventive health and health education programs for Fenway Health staff
- Provides first aid, as necessary, to onsite Fenway Health employees and volunteers
2. Conducts occupational health appraisals of all Fenway Health work environments.
- Collaborates with Management Team members as well as other clinical leaders within the organization on issues of employee health and safety.
- Participates in the organization’s readiness programs for regulatory surveys, including Joint Commission, DPH, and HRSA site visits.
- Reviews and acts on incident and other data reports relating to employee health and safety
- Performs periodic assessments of workplace exposure risks to both infectious and noninfectious hazards
3. Develops Occupational Health budget, together with the Executive Director of Nursing, the Medical Operations Director, and the Chief Financial Officer.
4. Revises and maintains the organization’s occupational health policies and procedures.
5. Performs RN clinical duties, as needed.
6. Performs related duties, as required.
- Education: Bachelor’s level or higher is required
- Current Massachusetts RN license is required
- Detail orientation, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to multitask and work autonomously are required
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills are required
- Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals is required
- Experience working in an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse environment is required
- At least three years of nursing experience is preferred
- Experience with working within a complicated healthcare system with multiple product lines is preferred
- Certified as a COHN preferred
We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 12 paid holidays, paid vacation, and more.
LGBTQIA+ identified persons, people of color, and others from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.