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Northern Light Health Occupational Health Specialist - ATC in Waterville, Maine

Job Description WorkHealth Department: WorkHealth - Waterville Position is located: Inland Family Care Waterville Work Type: Full Time FTE: 1.000000 Work Schedule: 8 Hours A Day Work Schedule Job Summary The Occupational Health Specialist is a member of the Work Health clinical team who provides services to employees/industrial athletes within the clinic and in their work settings, under the direction of the Work Health Medical Director. This healthcare professional has a background in Athletic Training and is primarily responsible for designing, implementing and managing a program that proactively identifies ergonomic, biomechanical, job hazards and other potential risks for injury. The Occupational Health Specialist will focus on keeping employees at work and safely performing their designated job duties, by employing mitigating strategies such as education, assessments, coaching, intervention and first-aid/treatment. They will partner with our clients (the employer) to implement this preventative program that will maximize the employee’s wellbeing and reduce costs for the employer with proper injury management. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the triaging and evaluation of injury/symptom, establishing a proper plan of care, determining most appropriate first-aid treatment or other necessary intervention(s), coordination of care, education, discharge planning and commensurate documentation practices. Additional responsibilities will revolve around being an extension of the Occupational Health team, and may require added certifications including, but not limited to, DOT Drug Collections, Breath Alcohol Testing, Audiometry (CAOHC), Spirometry (NIOSH), Vaccine Administration (CDC), Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS) and Respirator Fit Testing. Education and Experience ·Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training or closely related field, required. ·Master’s degree is preferred. ·Maine state licensure or licensure eligible ·Board Certified Athletic Trainer ·BLS/CPR/AED certification ·3-5 years’ experience as an ATC Experience and familiarity with athletic training in the industrial setting, preferred Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities ·Employs appropriate use and application of taping, braces and splints ·Professional and effective communication and decision-making skills ·Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with positive and energetic work ethics ·Maintain utmost patient privacy and confidentiality, which may require some creative thinking subsequent to space constraints in the industrial worksites ·Ability to manage and prioritize multiple priorities ·Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively ·Intimately familiar with Microsoft Office Suite ·Must have a valid driver’s license; be able to travel (primarily in-state) to meet client needs/requests ·Solid understanding of workers compensation, employer services, occupational health, employer safety programs and guidelines, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards Essential Functions ·Provide client and patient services in the clinic as well as on the job site, to include but not limited to manufacturing facilities, outdoor, small spaces and remote locations in extreme weather and rapidly changing conditions. ·Provide initial patient assessments, evaluations and testing ·Work collaboratively with off-site providers utilizing telehealth ·Develop a comprehensive understanding of all job duties performed by the client’s employees and communicate proper techniques on preventing soft tissue injuries ·Participate in continuous worksite improvements, as appropriate ·Triage and assess injuries, with proper first-aid and treatment administered ·Provide physical rehabilitation and reconditioning services for injured employees ·Refer patients to medical provider, when appropriate ·Evaluate acute work injuries and provide recommendations for modified duty, when necessary ·Work with/support client leadership on necessary accommodations for employees with restrictions ·Proactively assess workstations for ergonomics and biomechanics of ‘job stations’, to identify potential risks for injury ·Provide education to clients and employees, as necessary ·Order, maintain par and inventory supplies and equipment that is necessary to meet the essential functions of the job ·Maintain thorough documentation of all patient visits/encounters within the Work Health electronic health record ·Develop and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders ·Support the growth of Work Health through positive and collaborative engagements with the business community ·Participates collaboratively with other Work Health staff on special projects/studies. ·Works with Director of Clinic Operations to develop regular/periodic reports to clients ·Maintain certifications and licensures by staying current with evidence-based practices ·Participate in educational opportunities + Obtain additional occupational health certifications deemed necessary to deliver services for Work Health clients, that may include National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Spirometry, Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) Audiometry, Department of Transportation (DOT) Urine Collector and/or Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT), Vaccine Administration (CDC), and Ergonomic Assessment (CEAS) ·Demonstrates awareness of and adherence to compliance and legal requirements pertinent to occupational and employee health and safety. ·Demonstrates safe behavior in all aspects of the job. ·Provides initial assessment of on the job injuries and illnesses, reports positive findings to provider and follows through with orders received. Refers for further evaluation as necessary. ·Provides appropriate care, treatment, pre-placement exams and follow-up of work- related injuries based on knowledge of work environment. ·Participates collaboratively with other Work Health staff on special projects/studies. ·Collaborates with staff to identify educational needs to the practice and makes those offerings available. ·Participates in the management of annual TB testing, screening of workers with positive PPDs per the Tuberculosis Control Plans. ·Assists with the coordination and scheduling of the annual influenza vaccination programs. ·Performs and documents results of point of care testing and appropriate interventions, EKG’s, visual acuity, audiometry, spirometry, urine drug screen, wound dressings, ear irrigations and other necessary testing. + Collaborates with Infection Control Department to coordinate the work up and treatment of workers exposed to infectious diseases, including blood borne pathogen, TB, pertussis, meningitis... ·Other duties as assigned Organizational Values Passion: We demonstrate a passion for caring for others and the pursuit of service excellence in all that we do. Integrity: We commit to the highest standards of behavior and doing the correct thing for the right reasons. Partnership: Working together in collaboration and teamwork is more powerful than working alone. Accountability: We take a responsible and disciplined approach to achieving our priorities and responding to an ever changing environment. Innovation: We are capable of extraordinary creativity and are willing to explore new ideas to achieve our healthcare mission. Respect: We respect the dignity, worth and rights of others. Physical Demands + Ability to lift and carry minimum of 50 pounds + Able to stand or sit for extended periods of time + Must be willing to travel in-state + Must be able to adapt to frequently changing work priorities Note: the duties listed above reflect the majority of the essential duties of this job and does not, nor is it intended to, reflect all essential duties that may be required for an incumbent in this job to perform. Position Occupational Health Specialist - ATC Location US:ME:Waterville Req ID 1710