Nurse (or LPN), Finger Lakes Occ Health (TAR)

Rochester, NY

Responsibilities

General Purpose:

Responsible for nursing care support for Finger Lakes Occupational Health Services by providing patient/client care, documentation, administration of immunizations, minor laboratory testing, operating testing equipment, and other work for patient education and outreach as assigned and within the appropriate scope of practice.

Hours : Varies as needed up to 17.5 hours per week

Location :

Finger Lakes Occupational Health Services

400 White Spruce Blvd., Suite B

Rochester, New York 14623

Specific Responsibilities:

Clinical Care:

  • Provides Direct Patient Care: Escorting patients to exam rooms; Reviewing patient charts to anticipate health needs and organize flow; Obtaining and recording patient vital signs; Providing direct patient care services per scope of occupational health practice; Gathering and relaying instructions and information between providers, patients and employers.

  • Basic understanding of vaccines, administers Immunizations as directed and per scope of practice guidelines. Reviews medications at the time of visit as directed by provider. Maintains inventory of and orders pharmaceutical/medical supplies, with attention to expiration dates and infection prevention guidelines. Basic knowledge of wound care and dressings.

  • Telephone Management: Collects medication refill requests and communicates with the provider for direction. Works with calls to pharmacy and patients to insure timely prescription compliance. Works in tandem with office support staff to schedule client appointments.

  • Under the supervision and direction of the provider, performs required clinical tests: 12-lead EKG, vision testing using Snellen chart, Titmus vision tester, or Ishihara plates, respirator fit-testing per OSHA guidelines, audiometry, and spirometry, urine drug testing procedures.

  • Laboratory Testing: Collects specimens (blood, urine) for laboratory analysis and accurately records lab requisitions. Records and maintains appropriate laboratory logs.

  • Compliance: Performs quality assurance and CLIA waiver testing as directed. Comply with all PCA policies and procedures. Complies with standard HIPAA, OSHA and JCAHO regulations.

  • Provides Patient Education: Promoting wellness by providing materials and communicating provider instructions.

  • Contributes to maintaining an accurate, comprehensive recordkeeping system, while maintaining medical confidentiality as per local, state and federal guidelines.

  • Under nursing supervision, provides clinical services at off-site clinics per scope of occupational health practice. Will involve occasional travel to local or regional sites.

Workplace Programs and Outreach:

  • Counsel patients/clients on reduction of risks associated with occupational and environmental health and safety hazards, as well as potential exposures in their home and/or community.

  • Participates in the development of workforce/population risk reduction and health surveillance programs and services.

  • Fosters compliance with current laws and regulations governing workplace safety, health and environmental issues.

  • Interacts with community organizations including the medical community, businesses and unions that provide health and safety resources.

  • Participates in the development and delivery of health promotion and disease prevention programs and services for client companies.

Professional Development:

  • Demonstrates compliance with laws and regulations governing nursing practice.

  • Maintains scientific and regulatory knowledge appropriate to the nursing profession and to occupational health.

  • Obtains CAOHC certification.

Administrative:

  • Attends a minimum of one quarterly meeting of the New York State Department of Health Occupational Health Clinic Network in Albany, NY.

  • Provides nursing activity reports to be included in FLOHS quarterly and annual reporting to NYS DOH.

  • Attends monthly Staff and QA meeting.

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • NYS Licensed Practical Nurse required

  • 5 years experience in an outpatient primary care/community health clinic or equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • Certification as a NYS Licensed Practical Nurse or higher required

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 22.26 - $ 31.15 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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