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