WorkCare

Occupational Health Nurse - Telephonic Triage: Weekend Coverage / Premium Compensation

US-UT-Salt Lake City
Job ID
2017-1086
# of Openings
3
Category
Registered Nurse

Overview

As the nation’s largest physician-owned and managed occupational health care company, WorkCare has provided occupational healthcare services to some of the world’s most prominent organizations since 1984.

 

At WorkCare, we believe health care that harmonizes with your company’s environment and business objective is better care. Our clients benefit from an extensive selection of wellness resources suitable to their individual needs with more than 3,500 clinic providers nationwide and a growing international clinic provider network. Through our comprehensive medical services, we maximize the health and safety of more than 1,000,000 workers per year on a worldwide basis. Our board-certified occupational health physicians are passionate about delivering our mission to improve employee health, productivity and safety through physician managed consulting services, technology-based information systems and customer-focused business models. From preventative programs to primary care, medical surveillance and health management, we have created a standard of excellence that improves quality of life, generates cost-effective care and improves the health care of the workforce



As an integrated health provider, WorkCare is at the forefront of helping employers meet the challenges of managing today’s workforce. WorkCare is owned by a physician who, along with a team of allied credentialed health professionals, provide strategic and tactical consulting services and programs to:

  • Improve workforce productivity
  • Enhance employee health
  • Maintain regulatory compliance
  • Mitigate health-cost drivers
  • Advocate positive health behaviors

We encourage employee growth and professional development and believe in the value of life-long learning. Employee input into our business is valued, as we believe that everyone has a unique role to play.

 

We are currently looking for a part time (weekends only) Occupational Health Nurse - Telephonic Triage to work at our Salt Lake City, UT office. 

Responsibilities

This position is focused on using a new approach to helping employees return to work. The primary responsibility of this position is to facilitate appropriate and timely health care with the focus on employee return-to-work and the return to maximum functionality. This is accomplished by providing the assessment and guidance at the time of a workplace injury telephonically.

 

The nurse utilizes evidence-based guidelines and employs best practices that require early intervention and setting of realistic expectations for recovery and return to work.

 

  • Provide initial injury intake, follow up and case closures
  • Provide initial contact with injured worker, employer, provider and other appropriate stakeholders
  • Obtain history of present injury and triage to most appropriate level of care
  • Evaluate injury against current job functions, determines mechanism of injury, and takes related medical history
  • Provides guidance regarding self-care or first aid
  • Interacts with on-site medical personnel, client Human Resources, Health and Safety staff, local medical providers and other designated personnel for proper initiation and follow-up of possible work-related injuries and illnesses
  • Serves as an advocate for the injured/ill worker during the recovery process; provides support, information, and education to improve the employee’s knowledge about their health and self-care, and enhances their understanding of the health care treatment plan and process with the goal of safe return to work

 

Qualifications

 

  • Candidate must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a valid RN license
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing is highly preferred
  • Strong clinical knowledge with the ability to be trained in Case Management and Occupational Health
  • Telephonic case management experience preferred
  • Certification in Occupational Health, CCM/Disability Management desired
  • Must have positive telephone interaction skills including ability to ask open-ended questions to identify problems and focus conversation for goal directed and time limited conversation
  • Must be able to interact effectively with HR, safety staff, local medical providers and other designated personnel for proper initiation and follow up of possible work-related injuries and illnesses.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must have strong computer skills with the ability to type and talk simultaneously
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish speaking) beneficial

 

PART TIME SCHEDULE – WEEKENDS ONLY: PREMIUM COMPENSATION

 

EOE/M/F/D/V

 

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