Why Staff a Company Nurse?

Whether you're running a family-owned business or a Fortune 500 company, controlling the cost of healthcare is a fact of corporate life.  For as little as 4 hours a week, an OnSite Health Nurse can be your advocate in an often difficult to navigate healthcare system.  More than a clinician, today's OnSite Health Nurse has safety and health expertise and understands the inner workings of the healthcare system, to make it work on your behalf.

 

The Occupational Health Nurse brings a unique perspective to management and clinical roles, acting as an employee advocate while providing these services to the employer at an extremely affordable hourly rate:

  • Assessments
    • Continuing assessment of work-related and non-work-related injuries as they relate to Ergonomics and Employee Health – Consultations with occupational physician, human resources, safety management, and occupational therapists in a team approach to injury/illness response and prevention with timely summaries and recommendations.
    • Vision, respiratory, hearing, and blood pressure screenings (some tests may incur additional cost for equipment rental)
    • Provide screening exams as required by occupational safety health administration
    • Respirator Fit Testing
  • Occupational Injury and Disease Responsibilities
    • Coordinates all workers' compensation claims
    • Coordinates first reports of injury, incident reports, corrective action and medical follow up for work related illness/injuries
    • Coordinates the Return to Work program with employee, supervisor, physician and third party administrator
    • Determine need for Fit For Duty (referrals)
    • Develop and manage nursing care plans
    • Off-site access by cell phone with 24-hour response time for employees’ health questions and workplace emergencies
    • Processes Short Term Disability claims
    • Process Clinical Records
    • Provision of Medical Care (Emergency & Non-Emergency)
    • Submit and track medical incident reports
    • Schedule appointments for examinations
    • Support any interactions with base/site and municipal medical and emergency services during drill and actual emergencies
  • Administrative
    • Coordinate annually written policies
    • Host and coordinate blood drives
    • Host annual health fair
    • Maintain blood borne exposure control programs
    • Maintains accurate and timely safety records
    • Process Medical Leaves of Absence
    • Orders all medical supplies
    • Stocks “Medical Reference Library” with books and/or brochures for employee use
    • Maintains medical/ERT information board
  • Education/Training
    • Counsels employees regarding health and safety issues (would like to incorporate into orientation with new hires)
    • Host health related seminars and/or brown bag learning sessions (up to 4)
    • Instruct patients and their families in proper care and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain their health
    • Orients new employees to safety programs
    • Monthly ERT training
    • Provide CPR/AED and first aid training
  • Preventative Vaccinations and Testing
    • Administer influenza vaccine program (if needed/discounted with signed contract)
    • Administer vaccines for business related travel and occupational hazards such as Hepatitis B vaccinations
    • Provide on-site bloodwork/testing as needed

 

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