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Chicago Market Employee Health Nurse

Kindred Healthcare

This is a Contract position in Chicago, IL posted April 3, 2021.

Description

What makes Kindred Healthcare a great place to work? Our
people, of course! Our clinicians answer this special calling because
they have a fundamental, internal drive to directly help people. In return, we
serve, develop and respect our employees in environments created to optimize their
job effectiveness, experience, and satisfaction. This is who we are.

Who are you? To succeed in our high-energy, high-reward
environment, our clinicians provide compassionate critical care
and deliver exceptional patient experiences, meaningful outcomes, and
bonds for life.

As our most acute level of care, Kindred’s
transitional care hospitals offer the same critical care patients
receive in a traditional hospital or intensive care unit, but for
an extended recovery period. Our clinicians play a vital role in the
recovery process for chronic, critically ill and medically complex patients.

As
an Employee Health Nurse you will:

*
Under general
supervision manages employee health services and the hospital’s Worker’s
Compensation program.

*
Manages
employee health initiatives such as maintaining employee health files, employee
TB screenings/chest x-rays, vaccines, etc.

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Coordinates and conducts new employee
health screenings.

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Identifies employee illnesses,
exposures and injuries in order to assess risk potential for prevention of
transmission or recurrences.

*
Develops and maintains policies and
procedures to direct the activities of the employee health program.

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Administers Employee Hepatitis B
Vaccine program.

*
Institutes employee work restrictions
if the potential for transmission of infection exists.

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Serves on committees, as appropriate,
which are involved in selection, evaluation and design and impact the employee
health program.

*
Enters incident/claim information into
the Event Reporting System (ERS).

*
Acts as a liaison for OSHA or
Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations (DILHR) inspections.

*
Maintains the OSHA log.

Qualifications

As
an Employee Health Nurse you will
have:

*
Associates degree
leading toward licensure as a Registered Nurse / RN or Licensed Practical Nurse / LPN.

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Valid state licensure
as a Registered Nurse / RN or Licensed Practical Nurse / LPN.

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1 year clinical
experience in medical-surgical or critical care nursing.

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