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Company: Mercy Cedar Rapids
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


External Applicants Earn up to $2,500 Sign on Bonus!

This job supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by offering excellent customer service and quality care to every patient, provider, employer and case manager who chooses MercyCare for their occupational health needs.

Job Duties

  • Performs nursing duties to include rooming patients, taking vitals, collecting medical history, performing EKG exams, and assisting provider with procedures.
  • Performs all laboratory procedures up to moderately complex as assigned by clinic.
  • Performs occupational health nursing duties to include, but not limited to, drug screens, breath alcohols, hearing tests, vision tests, agility tests, and spirometry tests.
  • Collects workers compensation insurance information and/or self pay billing requirements from employers/patients.
  • Obtains prior authorizations for additional testing/referrals needed for those patients that are seen for injuries in the workplace.
  • Identifies operational issues and proposes solutions to management as needed.
  • Trains new employees and/or students.
  • Orders supplies for the clinic/provider when needed.
  • Advises on quality and safety improvement ideas to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations related to required training programs, lab procedures and general occupational medicine processes.
  • Participates in departmental meetings/updates and presents the needs and concerns of the occupational health nurse role.
  • Completes all nursing documentation and visit charges in a timely manner.
  • Collaborates and communicates with employers, insurance companies, third party groups, and case managers regarding the status of employee injury visits and/or results of testing/physicals for employment.
  • Follows Mercy's safety guidelines, carries out job-specific safety duties and responsibilities, and promptly reports any unsafe conditions, situations, incidents and injuries.

Department Specific Duties

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Understanding of general nursing policies and procedures related to occupational health needs.
  • Detail oriented to comply with client specifications and needs.
  • Knowledge of state and federal nursing and occupational health regulations.
  • Computer skills, including electronic health record.
Professional Experience
  • Required: 1-2 years of experience performing general nursing functions in a clinical setting.
    Preferred: Experience in occupational health.
  • Baccaloureate degree in nursing preferred.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Iowa or compact state required.
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
  • Occupational Health Nurse or Case Manager Certification preferred.
  • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse & Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required.  Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.
Visual Acuity
  • Work requires close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to read pertinent printed materials and distinguish colors.
  • Ability to include inspection during patient assessment.
  • Ability to accurately read measurements on patient related equipment - some examples include:  thermometers, mechanical gauges, glucometers, IV pumps, and computer monitor displays.
  • Ability to read management reports or other pertinent printed material.
  • Work requires analyzing data and figures, use of computer terminal and extensive reading.
  • Worker must be able to visually assess patients' safety needs.
  • Normal visual acuity required to maintain accuracy and neatness of work.
  • Preparing and reading written documentation, use of computer.
  • Peripheral vision.
Intellectual/Emotional Requirements
  • Adaptability to performing under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situations in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.
  • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers, patients and visitors and satisfactory job performance despite the stress of a hospital work environment.
  • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.
  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to interact with patient populations; e.g. infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.
  • Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical or unusual situations.
  • Ability to influence people in their opinions, attitudes or judgments about ideas or things.
  • Ability to make generalizations, evaluations or decisions based on measurable or verifiable criteria; e.g. patient assessment and/or equipment performance.
  • Adaptability to performing repetitive work or to performing continuously the same work, according to set procedures, sequence or pace.
  • Adaptability to dealing with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.
  • Able to communicate with people regarding giving and receiving of instructions.
  • Adaptability to changing priorities.
  • Adaptability to fluctuate between priorities on a daily basis; e.g. answering the phone, pulling charts, filing charts, copying charts and helping answer questions for ancillary staff.

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