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Nurse Practitioner - Employee Occupational Health

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

​Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 220611

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

 

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CHOP is committed to building an inclusive culture where employees feel a sense of belonging, connection, and community within their workplace. We are a team dedicated to fostering an environment that allows for all to be their authentic selves. We are focused on attracting, cultivating, and retaining diverse talent who can help us deliver on our mission to be a world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children. 

We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply. 

Job Summary

The Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner promotes and protects the health and safety of the CHOP workforce. In collaboration with the Occupational Health Medical Director, the Nurse Practitioner provides occupational health related care management to CHOP employees. The Nurse Practitioner provides clinical assessment and diagnosis, interventions, evaluation, and follow-up. This is primarily accomplished through prevention (i.e., ensuring fitness for duty, safety efforts), early recognition (i.e., medical surveillance), and evaluation/treatment of work-related health events. The Nurse Practitioner participates in professional leadership activities including quality improvement, education, and consultation. Participation in scholarly activities is a part of the role.

Job Responsibilities

  • Utilizes advanced assessment skills to manage the care of employees with work related injuries and illnesses. Provides advice and management of complex bloodborne pathogen and other infectious disease exposures. This may involve on-call duties.
  • Performs and documents assessments.  Collects and analyzes data and formulates an employee occupational health focused plan of care.
  • Performs any needed advanced procedures that are listed in the Scope of Practice Document and approved as a part of the credentialing process.
  • Evaluates and monitors the effectiveness of the prescribed treatment plan.  Using the most current evidence, modifies the plan of care based on the effectiveness of the treatment and the employee’s response to the plan.
  • Utilizes advanced knowledge and assessment skills to
  • Perform pre-placement, medical surveillance, return to work, and fitness for duty evaluations to assess a workers’ ability to safely perform their job functions with or without restrictions and/or accommodations.
  • Provide travel health services to staff traveling abroad through Global Health and Surgical Mission programs.
  • Develop and administer medical surveillance programs including areas of reproductive hazards, hazardous drugs, laser, and other Research Institute employee safety needs.
  • Provide content expertise for OH related policies and procedures.
  • Provides expert Occupational Health consultation support to organization. Acts as a preceptor and mentor to support the development of OH nurses, students, and health care members across other teams.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to patient and employee safety by
  • Participating in and leading safety related rounds and committees
  • Speaking up about safety issues and changing practice to enhance safety.  Shares errors or potential errors through system reporting mechanisms.  Demonstrates shared accountability for safe practice.
  • Participates in scholarly activities including research and education. Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate educational offerings.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Registered Nurse (RN) and Certified Registered Nurse (CRNP) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Certificate of Prescriptive Authority in Pennsylvania
National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner in area of education/subspecialty.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing

 

Required Experience:

  • At least three (3) years in nursing
  • At least one (1) year nurse practitioner

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education:

  • Doctorate in nursing

 

Preferred Experience:

  • in Occupational Health

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community.  As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite—at any CHOP location, for any portion of time—must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more. 

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons.  Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.  

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