Employee Occupational Health Specialist
PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Employee Occupational Health Specialist will assist in the development and maintenance of an employee occupational health program. Individual will evaluate workplace practices to ensure that workplace policies, safety standards and government regulations are being followed. Individual will design programs and trainings to prevent disease and injury to workers.
REPORTS TO: Reports to the Director of Human Resources
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: (This list may not include all of the duties that may be assigned.)
- Administers a safe RTW employee program while collaborating with Risk and Clinical partners.
- Assess all ADA claims and work accommodations.
- Conducts all reporting and maintenance (Examples: COVID-19 Tracking and Tracing and Immunization / Vaccines management for employees involved in patient interfacing).
- Evaluate workplace practices to ensure that workplace policies, safety standards and government regulations are being followed. (Example: Conducts Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - N95 Fit Testing Management for Clinicians and Medical Assistants.)
- Provides training initiatives for promoting a safe and healthy work environment.
- Develops program policies and procedures.
- Promotes Life Assistance program and other health and well-being initiatives.
- Recommend measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work conditions.
- OSHA Reporting.
- Assess and audit the quality of overall program.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Working in an office environment. Involves frequent telephone interaction. May require fieldwork to medical offices. May require sitting or standing for long periods; also stooping, bending and stretching for files and supplies. Occasionally lifting files, boxes weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, type at 35 wpm, operate projector, copier, and such other office and training equipment as necessary. Must be able to communicate clearly and present to small - large groups. It is necessary to view and type on computer screens for long periods and to work in a high volume environment.
Adhere to all organizational information security policies and protect all sensitive information including but not limited to ePHI and PHI in accordance with organizational policy, Federal, State, and local regulations.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in occupational health and safety or in a related field. Commensurate work experience can be substituted for education.
Experience: At least three to five years of occupational and health experience; preferably in a healthcare environment.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to manage multiple and completing tasks and prioritizes with flexibility, ownership and reliable follow-up. Outstanding verbal, written, multi-tasking and presentation skills.
Analytical and problem-solving skills. Must be able to find solutions to unsafe working conditions and environmental concerns in the workplace.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate safety instructions and concerns to employees and managers.
Skilled in developing and conducting training programs, evaluations, assessments
Proven ability to lead by example and foster mentoring relationships.
Ability to use advanced technology, such as Microsoft applications, EHR.
Must be Detail oriented and pay attention to details. Recognize and adhere to specific safety standards and government regulations.