Employee Health Specialist

St. Louis, MO

We are South City Hospital. Our primary function is to offer continuous nursing, medical, and other health and social services on a 24-hour basis, under physician directed care and RN supervision.

We service a multitude of patients and their families across our vast network, while remaining committed to the professional development of our staff, the functional improvement of our patients, and the cultivation of strong partnerships within our communities. 

WHAT WE OFFER 

  • Essential/stable and growing company with many opportunities for training and advancement within the medical field that all employees and team members (including Full-Time and Part-Time) can benefit from. 
  • Hourly pay is negotiable based on experience. We offer competitive market pay and opportunities for bonus depending on great work performance (bonuses only apply for Full Time). 
  • Comprehensive Employee Benefits: Full-Time employees are eligible for various plans for medical, dental, and vision insurance. 

The Employee Health Specialist is responsible for managing employee injuries, worker’s compensation, and other general health and wellness programs to meet the needs of the hospital and in accordance to regulations and hospital policies and procedures.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Initiates and gives pre-employment and annual health testing to employees in a courteous helpful manner and according to established procedures. Schedules applicants/employees with physician as appropriate and handles necessary follow-up in accordance with established procedures.
  • Provides appropriate nursing care for employees with work-related injuries in a helpful and courteous manner according to established procedures. Completes all appropriate necessary documentation and follow-up. Contacts physicians’ offices as indicated to make appointments or obtain appropriate follow-up care for employees.
  • Plans, organizes and directs function and activities of employee health service department, by developing and implementing goals and objectives that are consistent with the hospital’s mission, philosophy and policies.
  • Plans a health program to meet current needs of the hospital including both pre-employment and annual health testing, and independently suggests/recommends changes to the employee health program that are within hospital guidelines.  Incorporates new or changed policies into appropriate policy manuals in a timely manner.  Maintains the Employee Health Policy Manual.
  • Coordinates Workers’ Compensation documentation and follow-up with the hospital’s Workers’ Compensation insurance provider and Human Resources department, completing all required paperwork accurately and within established time frames.  Ensures OSHA log is maintained per regulations.
  • Actively participates in quality management planning and activities as assigned, providing suggestions and recommendations as appropriate. Actively participates on various committees relative to employee health and/or service performance assessment and improvement activities.
  • Maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and ensures appropriate preventive maintenance and working order of equipment used within department in accordance with established department procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE 

  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
  • Must have knowledge of growth and development and show clinical expertise for ages of patients serviced, including adolescent and adult. Possesses the ability to understand and react effectively to employees’ needs.
  • Eligible for or currently licensed as a LPN or RN in the State of Missouri.
  • Experience in Occupational/Employee Health
  • Experience as a staff nurse in an acute care hospital setting
  • Familiarity with worker’s compensation programs and OSHA reporting
  • CPR certification is required.
  • Evaluative skills necessary for patient assessment
  • Decision making skills required for treatment planning/implementation
  • Clinical reasoning and judgment skills necessary for evaluation of nursing interventions and for safety of employees and self
  • Excellent communication skills to interact verbally with employees.
  • Ability to recognize need for and alter communication with employees with communication impairments.
  • Ability to manage time, organize daily schedule to meet productivity standards, and cope with professional stress
  • Ability to take charge in emergency situations
  • Ability to take occasional call off-hours for emergent needs

 

           

 


JOB CODE: EHS-HR