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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Company: WorkCare
Location: Oak Ridge
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

This position serves as an integral part of the daily operations at assigned onsite occupational health clinic, and uses independent decision-making skills to resolve problems and treat patients. Additional responsibilities include performing regulatory testing, injury/illness care, and wellness education for employees.The hours for this position are Monday-Thursday 7:00am-5:00pm.Performs duties assigned and authorized by supervising physician/Medical DirectorEnsures all safety and environmental guidelines are followed without deviationTreats injured and ill employees, performs accurate health assessments in patients who present for treatment, and initiates appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic measures according to protocol and within his/her written agreement with the supervising physicianConducts routine physical examinations, periodic job related surveillance exams, epidemiological follow-ups and routine screeningsConducts physical examinations and systematically documents findingsWorks with the RN to advise and educate workers about hazards in the workplace and their health effectsProvides clinical support to employees in monitoring health problems, offers medical counseling and referrals to medical or surgical servicesCoordinates services such as cholesterol and blood pressure, promotes the preventive medicine program to increase the health and well being of the work force and to protect the work force from disease and injuryExpedites and evaluates Worker's Compensation and lost time injury issuesReviews employee immunization records to ensure the employee is updated on all immunizations as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).Provides health care services to patients under the direction and responsibility of a physician. Evaluates and treats employees with injuries and/or illnesses and refers them to a physician or hospital as necessary. Provides follow-up treatment as needed. Performs suturing for uncomplicated, non-facial lacerations. Diagnoses and manages acute and chronic diseases and/or conditions. Administers or orders diagnostic tests such as x-ray and laboratory tests and interprets test results. Examines patients and administers immediate advanced life support and stabilization. Responds to emergency situations and directs operations accordingly. Provides urgent/emergency care that may include medical procedures. Writes appropriate orders including those for narcotics, stimulant and depressant drugs. Assists in planning emergency evacuation procedures. Supervises the evacuation of patients as needed to assure continuous treatment en route to other medical facilities. Obtains medical histories and performs pre-employment physicals. Supervises paramedical personnel in performing routine and emergency medical services; supervises, directs and trains First Aid/Rescue teams. Administers ongoing programs of preventative medicine including tetanus and flu inoculations, and blood pressure screening; advises employees on methods of disease prevention and educates and counsels individuals to promote positive health behaviors and self-care skill. Assists in administering drug and alcohol programs. Reviews the ongoing adequacy of medical care; recommends the need for supplementary medical support staff and the purchase of medical equipment and supplies/medications as outlined in medical directives. Assists in the coordination of activities to prevent accidents. Assists in the education and training of medical support personnel, including selection, training, development, and performance monitoring. Serves as a preceptor for nurse practitioner students and/or allied health care students. Maintains and prepares medical reports in accordance with applicable worker's compensation claim requirements. Participates in worker's compensation insurance claims reviews as required. Acts as lead medical authority in the absence of the Medical Director or other authorized physiciaMaintain a good understanding of the business unit function and the physical job duties and hazards involved with various positionsParticipate in meetings to support client strategies and management, which may include Worker's Compensation claims review, ergonomic and client company specific programs Maintain frequent communication with the WorkCare CMD and WorkCare manager regarding all clinic issues and client requestsReport to client and WorkCare management periodicallyPeriodic travel to support WorkCare client management needsPerform additional duties and assume additional responsibilities as identified by supervisor for the efficient operation of WorkCare Knowledge of clinical functions, including diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries. Must display a high level of interpersonal skills and interest in the field of occupational health. Must have knowledge of OSHA, FMLA, ADA, HIPAA, and Workers' Compensation laws and regulations. Understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of return-to-work and fitness-for-duty evaluations; medical emergency preparedness. Ability to understand, communicate with, and work closely with both site management and the Occupational Medicine Director (OMD). Must be able to maintain privacy and confidentiality. Possess critical thinking skills. Make independent decisions in accordance with company policy and procedures and take initiative on issues that arise daily. Must have proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in an occupational health or clinic setting.Master's degree in medical science from an accredited educational institution and current License as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner in the State of Tennessee required.3+ years of experience as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant is preferred for this position. Possesses strong organizational skills, with the ability to coordinate and prioritize projects. Must have the ability to adapt to changes as they occur.First Aid, CPR, and AED certifiedIf needed, NIOSH, CAOHC, DOT Drug, and Alcohol testing Proficient in Windows operating system environment, Adobe Professional, Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and learn other software as neededAdaptable to a variety of clinic settingsAbility to work independentlyStrong clinical skillsStrong client-facing and teamwork skillsOccupational health experience in onsite client or clinical settingAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable laws.About WorkCare:WorkCare, Inc., isa U.S.-based, physician-directedoccupational health company withglobal outreach.Our mission is Protecting and Promoting Employee Health---from Hire to Retire.We believe Work Matters. Health Counts. Prevention Saves.Our occupational clinicians and industry subject matter experts deliverintegrated, total worker health solutions to employers in all types of industries. Our capabilities include MedicalExams& Travel program management; 24/7 Incident Intervention telehealth triage; Onsite Services & Clinics;Consulting Medical Directors; Clinical Accommodation and Leave Management support; and afull suite of COVID-19 interventions. Our Industrial Athlete and Bio-ergonomic Surveillance programs are designed to prevent and manage work-related strains and sprains. to learn more.

Keywords: WorkCare, Knoxville , Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, Healthcare , Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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