Catholic Health Initiatives RN- Occupational Health PRN (Days) in DES MOINES, Iowa

RN- Occupational Health PRN (Days)



Assists in the administration

and coordination of all occupational health programs including: leaves of absences, Blood Borne Pathogen (BBP)

exposures, tuberculosis program, workers’ compensation, ergonomics, immunizations,

return to work clearance, latex prevention, new hire processing, short/long

term disability insurance, alcohol/substance abuse monitoring/treatment, ADA

accommodations and regulatory agencies as indicated.


Focus: General EHS Responsibilities

  • Assesses data related to employees (ages 16-80) injury or illness and

charts appropriately.

  • Assists with new hire health screening processes.

  • Coordinates/administers immunizations and TB skin tests.

  • Provide treatment and follow-up for TB skin test conversions.

  • Maintains all employee files and monitors them for completeness and


  • Acts as a resource person to answer questions relative to occupational


  • Communicates with third-party administrators, attorneys, occupational

health physicians, rehabilitation professionals, Mercy management, and any

others to assure fair, consistent, quality treatment of the employee and

adherence to Mercy policies.

  • Coordinates cost-containment efforts.

  • Attends educational seminars to educate self and others about current

occupational health issues.

  • Provides instruction and information to employees regarding their health


  • Demonstrates knowledge of infection control issues/communicable diseases.

  • Collaborates with Infection Control, Iowa Department of Public Health

(IDPH) and other community agencies regarding communicable disease treatment

and follow-up.

  • Assesses alcohol/substance abuse issues in the workplace, makes

appropriate referral(s) and evaluates the employee’s ability to return to work

after successful program completion.

  • Assists with ADA accommodations as needed.

  • Utilizes EAP for employee referral.

  • Administers the DOT requirements for CDL random drug testing procedures.

  • Assists with the respiratory protection program.

  • Serves as a resource for health referrals.

  • Assists with short and long term disability insurance processes.

  • Keeps the EHS Manager informed of any employee issues warranting further


  • Assists with other duties as assigned.

Focus: Leaves of Absence

  • Administers and case manages the FMLA/LOA program to include coordination

of medical care, referrals and assistance for the employee’s Return to Work


  • Determines leave time available.

  • Tracks FMLA/LOA data.

  • Handles inquiries and follow-up issues.

  • Distributes notices, and correspondence to employee, or designee, as

required by federal/state law.

  • Reviews and validates completed certifications,

documents and other paperwork.

  • Involves clinical advisory review when necessary.

  • Verifies recertification of leave periods as per policy.

  • Provides assistance to managers/employees.

  • Reports leave of absence information via standard reports.

  • Collects fit-for-duty information from employee.

  • Assists all parties with completion and coordination of all necessary

documentation in a timely manner.

  • Reviews/updates the LOA policies/procedures.

Focus: Workers’ Compensation

  • Serves as a case manager for all workers’ compensation incidents and

makes appropriate referrals for services.

  • Reviews/investigates all work related incidents and makes appropriate

referrals for services.

  • Completes and monitors First Reports of Injury.

  • Recognizes, accesses and coordinates the expertise from other departments

to assist the employee while they are participating in the workers’

compensation program.

  • Makes on-site visits as necessary to assess health/safety issues and make

appropriate recommendations.

  • Serves on the Ergonomic Committee, Safety Committee and other committees

as deemed appropriate.

  • Provides ergonomic evaluations and makes recommendations regarding

assistive equipment.

  • Assists with the identification of latex allergies and provides

education, consultation and follow-up as needed.

  • Provides testimony and assists in

preparation of workers’ compensation litigation.

  • Reviews/updates the workers’ compensation policies and procedures.

  • Maintains statistical information on all work-related incidents.

  • Maintains the OSHA 300A log and time-loss board.

  • Assists with workers’ compensation billing issues.

Focus: Blood Borne Pathogen BBP Exposures

  • Administers and case manages all BBP exposures and coordinates the plan

of care.

  • Updates the BBP exposure control plan/policy annually.

  • Reviews and investigates all BBP exposures and makes appropriate referrals

for services.

  • Provides immediate counseling and follow-up for all blood borne pathogen

exposures utilizing the PEP protocol if necessary.

  • Provides monthly reports.

  • Communicates and provides follow-up with the identified source patient.

  • Communicates with management staff regarding BBP prevention/follow-up.

  • Consults with Infectious Disease physician for all PEP exposures and as


  • Monitors trends in safety device utilization.

  • Serves on the Safety Device Task Force Committee.


  • Knowledge of Windows applications to operate the OSHA Log 200 Windows

Manager Plus Program.

  • Operates fax and copier.



  • R.N. with current license to practice in the State of Iowa.

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.

  • Experience in occupational health and/or workers' compensation preferred.

  • Possesses excellent communication skills, verbal, non-verbal and written.

  • Possesses strong organizational skills.

Job RN


Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2018-R0158559

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.