Per Diem Occupational Medicine Physician

Bridgeport, CT
May 20, 2020

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Overview

Per Diem, Occupational Medicine Physician

Provides direction and oversight to Occupational Health Services (OHS) personnel in furtherance of our mission to deliver quality occupational health services to Bridgeport Hospital employees and employees of private clients as well as quality episodic health care to Bridgeport Hospital (BH) employees. Coordinates medical care and ensures that care provided meets the 'standard of care criteria; authors policies and creates procedures relevant to OSH; ensures that hospital policies are consistent with OSH policy and regulatory body requirements. Develops alliances with organizational units in the medical center including but not limited to administration, workers compensation specialists, safety, engineering, facilities management, environmental services, infection control, human resources, purchasing, department chiefs, managers, supervisors to promote the health and safety of BH healthcare workers (HCWs). Provides education and in-services to hospital staff and private clients, works closely with OSH administrative and clinic staff to increase market share and profitability of OHS retail section.

 

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Provide clinical and administrative leadership to OHS at BH.
  • 2. Supervise, mentor and provide training to mid level clinician.
  • 3. Supervise other clinic licensed health care professionals.
  • 4. Create and revise clinic policies and procedures.
  • 5. Actively involved in direct patient care which includes but is not limited to the following:
    • 5.1 Preplacement medical evaluation.
  • 6. Minimum of 40% of work week dedicated to administrative responsibilities.
  • 7. Maintain knowledge of and ensure compliance with current regulatory and expert body regulations or recommendations pertaining to chemical, physical, biological, radiological and other workplace hazards, medical surveillance, immunizations and health screening recommended for healthcare workers.
  • 8. Work with OHS administrative and clinic staff to deliver high quality medical care, maintain efficient clinic operation and cost containment.
  • 9. Work with OHS administrative staff, sales representative to increase market share and profitability of retail operations.
  • 10. Develop alliances with and work collaboratively with members of medical staff, medical directors, organizational units noted above to promote worker health and safety.
  • 11. Member of and report to Infection Control Committee, Environment of Care Committee, Light Duty Committee and other committees as necessary.
  • 12. Complete periodic performance evaluation for mid level clinician.
  • 13. Provide education and in-services to hospital staff as needed.
  • 14. Mentor, train and educate other physicians, house staff and clinical staff.
  • 15. Work closely with nurse case manager to ensure timely return to work of injured employees through the prompt evaluation of employees with work related conditions, evaluation by sub specialist (when indicated), implementation of light duty work (when necessary), communication with supervisors, managers and employers.
  • 16. Serve as Medical Review Officer for BH and OHS retail operations.
  • 17. Maintain confidentiality of OHS medical records in accordance with HIPAA regulations. (Communication regarding work status with employer should be devoid of protected health information.)
  • 18. Maintain selected HCW data i.e. TB screening, bloodborne pathogen exposures, employee injuries etc., in an electronic database.
  • 19. Experienced with occupational medicine software used by OHS.
  • 20. Maintain sound medical database including knowledge of preventive and clinical medicine, surveillance, assessment of history and physical findings, diagnosis, treatment and disposition.
  • 21. Serve as resource for hospital staff and private clients regarding occupational medicine issues.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

MD degree from an accredited School of Medicine, Board Certification in Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine or Family Medicine (non OM certified physicians must demonstrate experience and expertise in Occupational Medicine).

 

LICENSURE

 

Current license to practice medicine in Connecticut MRO Certification. Certificate of Travel Health (CTH) from ISTM preferable.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Familiarity with regulations regarding Workers Compensation, ADA, federal and state worker health and safety regulations, OSHA ,CDC, JCAHO requirements/recommendations pertaining to healthcare workers, administrative skills, knowledge of and interactions with safety, industrial hygiene, infection control, toxicology, preventive and clinical medicine. Understanding of employer needs and how this effects management of ill/injured workers. Effective communication and motivational skills, understanding of ergonomics, rehabilitation for return to work. Ability to create and deliver educational presentations.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

Clean, safe, pleasant work environment. Moderate amount of typing, some bending, stooping, and walking. Moderate amount of stress related to attending to clinical and administrative problems.

 

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Job Info

Job: 18193

Department: NEMG BH Occ Health
Category: PHYSICIANS
Sub Category: DOCTOR
Status: Per Diem Non-Benefits Eligible
Shift: AS NEEDED
Hours: .04

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