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Licensed Practical Nurse Employee Health

Company: State of Massachusetts
Location: Canton
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Pappas RHC is seeking seasoned LPN as our Employee Health Nurse to provide nursing care/health services education for hospital employees through a program that includes pre-employment physical, first aid care, and assistance to employees who become ill or injured at work; and employee wellness programs. Assists the Staff Development Department by presenting various trainings on employee related subjects.Supports the management of employee and patient testing, specimen collection, lab processing and transport, and confidential reporting. Support the Specialty Care Clinic/Outpatient Services to provide care to the hospital's patient population and performs related work as required in an interdisciplinary rehabilitative setting.Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 7 am to 3:30 pm (40 hours)Duties and responsibilities (these are not all inclusive)* Coordinates the development of employee health educational programs and coordination of employee health related activities such as Influenza Vaccine Program, Tuberculosis screening and employee testing* Coordinates the provision of pre-employment screening and assessment for new employees with the Human Resources Department and maintains confidential employee health records for each employee* Triages on-duty, work-related injuries as needed and ensures completion of related documentation and for basic first aid treatment of employee accident, acute illness and infection.* May provide care/or assessment of on-duty illness by providing first aid, calling the on-house physician, or referring the employee to their own medical provider.* Participates in new employee orientation and employee mandatory training programs* Coordinates the periodic offering of employee health screening, immunizations and other health education program* Consult with Nursing administration as necessary to ensure conformance with current clinical practice requirements.* Work with Infection Control to educate and administer vaccines and /or testing for employees such as annul flu vaccine, etc. Conducts evaluation of employees in the event of an exposure to blood and/or bodily fluids and if required, a consultation with ID Consultant* Assists in identifying and reducing the risks of endemic (common cause) and epidemic (special cause) nosocomial infections in patients and health care workers.* Support specialty clinic as back-up phlebotomist with skills in collection of specimens, lab management and expertise in specimen processing, courier coordination for the transportation to off-site laboratories, and confidential results reporting.* Ability to work on-call for off shift specimen collection.Required Qualifications* Must be currently licensed as a License Practical Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.* 1 year of experience as a License Practical Nurse* Knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing.* Knowledge of the terminology and standard abbreviations used in nursing.* Knowledge of standard nursing policies, procedures, methods and techniques.* Ability to maintain accurate records.* Ability to participate in a multi-disciplinary health care team.* Ability to establish rapport and deal tactfully with persons of varied ethnic, cultural and/or economic backgrounds.* Ability to make decisions and act quickly in emergency situations.About Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children:The Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children (PRHC) is one of four public health hospitals operated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Located on a 168 acre campus, the PRHC is a Joint Commission accredited chronic care pediatric public health hospital serving the more complex medical, rehabilitative, educational, and recreational needs of children and young adults with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and other Neuromuscular Disorders, Myelodysplasia, trauma based disability including brain injury, and other congenital or acquired physically debilitating disorders. The PRHC has a current inpatient capacity of 93 and provides day services during its summer program for 145 children from across the Commonwealth.Consider joining our dynamic team of health care professionals in a work environment that provides high staff to patient ratio and delivers high quality care to all patients on all units. Enjoy the opportunity to provide quality services in a long-term care setting where familiar faces are the norm rather than the exception.Total Compensation:As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:* 75% state paid medical insurance premium* Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans* Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs* Low cost basic and optional life insurance* Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan* 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time* Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities* Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options* Incentive-based Wellness Programs* Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities* Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness ProgramPre-Hire Process:A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/coriEducation, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines.Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.For questions, please contact Human Resources at (508) 977-3383.First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 daysMINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTSApplicants must have at least one year of paraprofessional experience in the field of nursing as a licensed practical nurse.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a current and valid license as a practical nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Keywords: State of Massachusetts, Boston , Licensed Practical Nurse Employee Health, Healthcare , Canton, Massachusetts

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