Nurse Practitioner, Occupational Health (9147C) - 11402
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: October 8, 2020
As a national collegiate leader, University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive campus-based health center providing fully accredited medical and mental health care, education, a major medical insurance plan, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty and staff. UHS is deeply committed to ensuring affordable, well-integrated, multidisciplinary healthcare that effectively supports the university's diverse campus communities, through equitable access and culturally competent, high-quality programs and services.
The Clinical Services Program within UHS includes primary care, urgent care, occupational health and specialty clinics, clinical laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy and radiology. Learn more by visiting https://uhs.berkeley.edu/
Perform history, physical examination, assessment and planning on patients who present to the Occupational Health Clinic with complaints of injury or illness thought to be due to work. This may include telehealth appointments.
Formulates appropriate disposition and/or treatment plan: Includes ordering and interpreting diagnostic test(s) including laboratory tests, radiographs, spirometry and hearing tests.
Prescribes and administers therapeutic treatment modalities including medications, advises patients on how to use medications, performs select procedures; administers local anesthesia, and performs other medical functions, as authorized.
Determine work-relatedness and causation of injury or illness.
Maintain appointment template that assures appropriate access for occupational health scheduled and walk-in patients; keep pace within appointment systems during scheduled clinic time.
Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings and determines when to consult or to refer the patient to the Occupational Health Physician and/or community specialist.
Provides feedback and/or follow-up to patients in a timely fashion.
Provides appropriate referral to different speciality and/or subspeciality care as deemed appropriate for a particular clinical problem.
Case management of individual patients, which includes communication with supervisors, UCB department liaisons, UCB Disability Management Services and Sedgwick CMS.
Case management of all OHC patients.
Medical Surveillance/ Employee Screenings/ Employee Medical Examinations:
Requires knowledge of OSHA and CalOSHA requirements and other state-of-the-art Occupational medical knowledge
Perform pre-placement, medical surveillance and other similar physical examinations, telehealth appointments, or on-line review of questionnaires for faculty and staff.
Administers vaccines, tuberculin skin tests, vision, and other tests as needed and in scope of practice.
Screens injured workers for participation in the Occupational Wellness/WorkStrong program.
Emerging campus and Public Health Issues, i.e Pandemic Response:
Assist with phone screening and ordering testing if indicated as part of campus public health policies.
Return to work clearance.
Per campus guidelines in accordance with local public health recommendations, return to work is required in specific public health instances, ie pandemic response to protect campus safety.
Documentation of Practice:
Records content of all patient encounters within the patient's medical record in the S-O-A-P format when appropriate.
Charts in a succinct, legible and accurate manner.
Charts in a timely fashion.
Charting reflects the process of care, patient progress and current patient status.
Documents and updates: medical problem list as appropriate, allergies and medications.
Accurately completes all forms relevant to the practice.
Maintains record systems to track health screening programs.
Works with Occupational Health Nurse Manager, Occupational Health Clinicians, Clinical Assistants, in tracking health screening and vaccinations
Review and/or develop patient education materials on occupational health topics.
Participates in the administration, including staff meetings, related to the Occupational Wellness Program
Basic administrative duties as related to online surveillance systems.
Other duties as assigned.
Requires knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of specialist nurse practitioner duties.
Requires strong clinical skills.
Willingness to accept constructive feedback, learn, and improve.
Must be able to effectively communicate with both patients and clinical staff members.
Must have effective diagnostic and decision making skills in area of Occupational and Environmental Health nursing.
Must be able to work in a collaborative manner.
Must be able to diagnose patient conditions and make associated treatment recommendations.
Must be computer literate; skills must support medical applications (for example, electronic medical records & retrieval, appointment scheduling programs, tracking and screening programs).
Must be comfortable with telehealth and online surveillance programs.
Must be able to influence others.
Work with clinic lead and nurse manager to implement new or revised clinical and administrative programs.
Knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the practice of occupational medicine.
Graduate of a masters level nurse practitioner program with an emphasis in occupational health nursing, preferred and/or equivalent experience/training.
Will consider an adult or family nurse practitioner with experience in occupational health.
Licenses or certifications required, if any:
Certification as an Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner, required.
Licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of California with an active license and furnishing number, required.
DEA certificate, CURES registration, required
BLS/CPR certificate, required.
Preferred to have experience in an occupational health clinic with injury care in the California Worker's Compensation system.
Preferred to have experience conducting medical surveillance examinations.
Experience and/or training in spirometry through a program approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Experience and/or certification as an Occupational Hearing Conservationist.
Certified Occupational Health Nurse-S or similar certification, preferred.
Salary & Benefits
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $60.01 - $73.15, Steps 1.0 - 11.0.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels, and successful credentials verification (if applicable).
Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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