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.
Under the direction of the Assistant Manager, L+M Occupational Medicine and Wellness Services, manages daily operations of Employee Health Service. Ensures compliance with OSHA, JCAHO and other regulatory and/accrediting bodies. Supervises, educates and assists nurses, medical assistants and clerical personnel in the provision of high quality Employee Health Services according to department, State and Federal guidelines and statutes. Coordinates, and/or provides guidance to the staffs of Occupational Health Services, Compensation and Benefits, Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control (HEIC),
Legal Affairs /Risk Management, Institute for Excellence (IFE), YNHH-YSC Employee Health & Safety Committee,
Human Resource Information System (HRIS), Human Resources (HR), and Regulatory Affairs (ASRA) , and others as needed for consultation
on employee Health and Safety matters; including OSHA regulatory requirement.
- 1. In collaboration with the Assistant Manager L+M OMWSHS and Lead Physician of to carry out the objectives of the Employee Health Services.
1.a Develops new initiatives in improving department wide organizational process and efficiencies.
1.b. Improves and expands services to meet the needs of employees, their managers and human resources.
1.c. Consistently manages all activities so that quality services are provided in an efficient and cost effective manner.
1.d. Maintain a working knowledge of state and federal regulations regarding the workplace.
1.e. Ensures that safety procedures are followed.
1.f. Demonstrates commitment to collaborative practice among physicians, nurses, APRN/PAs, and Third Party Administrators. Communicates clearly, concisely, and effectively. Ensures that people receive the information they need to perform their jobs effectively.
1.g. Exercises sound, independent judgment.
1.h. As a member of Clinical Operations, evaluates and updates nursing practice guidelines, maintains up-to date resource materials to ensure proper staff development.
- 2. Performs front-line supervision of nurses, MAs, and Secretaries
2.a. Completes performance appraisals, conducts performance reviews and collaborates in developing goals
2.b. Develops, implements, evaluates competency program for EHS staff
2.c Assists in the hiring of new staff
2.d. Assigns and monitors clinical work responsibilities and work schedules to ensure efficient and effective patient flow.
2.e. Manage disciplinary and other employee relations issues related to direct reports.
2.f. Assists in the orientation of new staff.
- 3. 3. Conducts comprehensive and ongoing reviews of federal and/or state standards that are applicable to the
health care/hospital working environment and designs comprehensive compliance plans, assigning
responsibilities for safety protocol development, where necessary, to the appropriate department, group
3. a. Supports the activities of the Employee Health and Safety Committee through collaborative
quality improvement, team participation, and assistance in research, data collection, analysis and
3.b. Works collaboratively with Safety Specialist to ensure compliance with OSHA regulations, TJC standards, CDC Guidelines and other federal and state rules and regulations.
3.c. Participates and provides requested information for annual
Workers' Compensation State of CT (WCC) managed care plan.
- 4. In collaboration with the YNHHS Health and Safety Team acts as a content expert for employee health by writing, reviewing, and revising policies in collaboration with the Clinical Operations team.
- 5. Represents the L+M Employee Health and Safety Committee and/or Occupational Health Services, as
necessary, in all matters pertaining to hospital-wide occupational health and safety initiatives. Creates
handout material and/or interactive exercises and conducts appropriate training.
- 6. 6. Ensures compliance in practice including, but not limited to, blood-borne pathogens, airborne pathogens ,
respirator use, health and safety training, use of appropriate personal protective equipment, and exposure
monitoring. Submits report of findings to Director of Occupational Health Services, Director of Employee Health and Safety and Medical Director of Pop Health/Occupational Health (and/or others) as requested.
6.a. As requested, assists with regularly scheduled hazard surveillance inspections throughout all clinical,
public/common, mechanical, support, and office/business spaces as evidenced by written inspection
reports using federal/OSHA regulations, TJC standards, state, local fire and building codes, CDC and
Infection Control guidelines, and recommended safe work practices including but not limited to
6.b. Provides accurate and timely employee injury/illness information to the Bureau of Labor
Statistics/OSHA for the annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illness
6.c. Maintains and certifies OSHA log and provides data entry training to others in the Health System who
are responsible for the OSHA log.
6.d. Assists with and/or coordinates activities associated with OSHA Compliance Officers and OSHA
investigations with other departments as needed or required. Provides written follow up after department
tours, employee interviews, and review of documentation associated with investigation.
- 7. Participates in departmental, hospital, and system committees as required.
1. Acts as backup to Safety Specialist for new employee orientation.
- 8. All other duties as assigned to ensure smooth operation of the dept/unit.
Bachelor?s Degree in Nursing/related field or Certified Occupational Health Nurse Specialist preferred.
Five (5) years of Occupational Health experience and previous management experience. Knowledgeable in employee safety, Joint Commission, WC, and OSHA regulations. Excellent organizational and communication skills as well as ability to coordinate multi-layered clinical service activities.
Current Connecticut Registered Nurse license.
Excellent organizational, analytical, problem solving, record keeping, multi-tasking, and clinical skills required.
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills required. Able to lead a multi-disciplinary team, building positive
rapport with staff, physicians, and clients. Able to coach and resolve conflicts tactfully and respectfully between
staff members, and others. Must be dedicated to building a positive workplace environment and mutually beneficial
relationships across YNHHS. Competency in case managing patients treated at the site regardless of age,
disability, sexual preference, gender, and ethnicity.