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NURSE PRACTITIONER: OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Company name
United Health Services

Location
Buffalo, NY

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The work involves providing expanded clinical services to patients of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation. The incumbent provides primary care including routine screening of patients, physical examinations, occupational and environmental medicine assessments, dispensing medications within medical guidelines and health education. Work is performed under the general supervision of a physician with leeway for independent judgment and initiative. Supervision is exercised over nursing and para-professional staff. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

Interviews patients, obtains medical histories and performs comprehensive physical examinations;

Initiates orders;

Reviews patient testing; interprets diagnostic tests and evaluations specific to occupational and environmental exposures such as pulmonary functioning tests, drug and alcohol test, audiometry,

respifit testing and vision exams;

Correlates results of diagnostic testing and evaluations with the overall plan of care;

Performs investigations on flawed or invalid testing results;

Administers medications within medical guidelines;

Monitors and renders care for those patients with established chronic, stable medical illnesses;

Acts as a resource person for patients, family and staff regarding nursing care problems; makes recommendations on improvements to nursing care provided;

Provides fitting of personal protective equipment and educates on proper usage;

Designs informational literature and provides health education with community workers on issues such as ways to reduce work related injuries, exposure and disease; researches and provides post-care health care providers and resources for early diagnosis and preventative treatment;

Maintains appropriate records and prepares reports;

Attends and participates in meetings, seminars, in-services and conferences.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of occupational and environmental medicine; thorough knowledge of physical examination and diagnosis procedures and equipment; good knowledge of the laws, regulations and accreditation standards as they relate to occupational and environmental health; good knowledge of current developments, literature, sources of information and local resources in the field of health services related to environmental and occupational health; good knowledge of personal protective equipment and proper usage; good knowledge of toxicology as it applies to patients with exposure; skilled at performing physical examination and diagnostic procedures; ability to recognize and identify symptoms; ability to perform various medical procedures; ability to interpret medical testing reports;

ability to design informational literature; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse constituency; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to supervise and direct subordinate staff; ability to work independently; ability to maintain records; ability to prepare oral and written reports; sound professional judgment; tact; dependability; initiative; confidentiality; resourcefulness; capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master's Degree in Nursing; and either:

A)

One (1) year of experience as a Nurse Practitioner in occupational and environmental medicine; or:

B)

Two (2) years of registered professional nursing experience in occupational and environmental medicine.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a current license and registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State at time of appointment; and:

Possession of a current New York State Department of Education certification and registration as a Nurse Practitioner to practice in Acute Care, Adult Health or Family Health at time of appointment; and:

Possession of a current Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number issued by the United State Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration at time of appointment; and:

Completion of a National Institute for Occupational and Safety Health (NIOSH) approved Spirometry Training Course in Pulmonary Function Training within one (1) year of appointment; and:

Maintenance of licenses and registrations throughout appointment.

NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.

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United Health Services
Website : http://www.uhs.net

Company Profile
Making sure you have everything you need to get better and stay healthy. That’s what UHS is all about. We know you want easy access to health care: to doctors, hospitals, and a wide variety of services and programs. That’s why, as the region’s leading health care provider, we have more than 500 physicians on our Medical Staff and 60 locations to serve you. So, whether you’re in Binghamton or Norwich, Johnson City or Walton, Endicott or Sherburne, we are working to use technology alongside highly trained and caring providers to make your experience the best it can be. All members of the UHS system work together toward a single goal: to improve our community’s health and meet its healthcare needs. Further, we strive to be a great place to work, a great place to practice medicine, and a great place to receive care

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