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  • EMPLOYEE HEALTH NURSE

    Location : Location
    US-MT-Glacier National Park
    Job ID
    2019-12553
  • Overview

    The Employee Health Nurse is expected to act as a role model for other employees by promoting safety & wellness, displaying an air of professionalism, commitment and genuine concern in an effort to promote and maintain a trusting, productive and meaningful nurse/client relationship.  Will provide on-site care and first aid treatment to employees at assigned locations.  The Nurse will act as a First Responder to guests if required, until local assistance is available. Will assist in other departments or locations as required.

    Responsibilities

    • Will have a dual reporting role to Director of People & Culture and Location Management at assigned locations.
    • Functions under the direction and support of the Medical Review Officer (MRO.)
    • Provides "First Aid" and clinical asssessment to employees at assigned locations.
    • Will act as liason to local authorities and medical personnel; EMT'S, NPS, BIA, etc.
    • First aid is to be defined as treatment for abrasion, minor contusions, non-traumatic and easily controllable bleeding, minor sprains and strains, or minor pain not associated with trauma or prior medical condition.
    • Performs initial injury assessment and triage for occupational injuries/ illnesses.  Provides nursing evaluation and treatment for occupational and non-occupational injuries/illnesses as detailed by departmental policies and procedures.
    • Dispenses or administers prescription medications upon direct order of the MRO.
    • May provide INITIAL emergency care in first responder role to non employees.
    • Notify Location Management of any emergency situations to include, but not limited to, the following: Acute abdominal pain, abdominal trauma, amputations, airway obstruction, allergic reactions, asthmatic attacks, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chemical burns, electrical burns, cardiac / respiratory arrest, shock, chest pain, altered mental state, trauma with difficult to control bleeding or associated fractures, near-drowning, diabetic emergencies, seizures, poisonings, eye injuries, respiratory disease, short duration unconsciousness or "black-outs," and thermal burns other than 1st degree.
    • Will arrange for transportation in Emergency situations by contacting the Location Manager.
    • Position is intended for employees only.
    • However, Nurse should assist patient in accessing Emergency care system by providing information to available services.
    • May provide first aid treatment to guests or visitors only if patient refuses to access Service provided care, and then only for minor incidents.
    • Has detailed knowledge of all applicable emergency procedures (fire drills, internal/external disaster plans and procedures, EMS notification procedures, structure evacuation procedures and medical emergency procedures).
    • Initiates, implements and re-evaluates the nursing care plan for each employee who presents for treatment.
    • Maintains a routine schedule of office hours.
    • Leads the emergency medical response team until a higher level of emergency medical care arrives on site.
    • Maintains a clean, safe environment for clients and co-workers. Maintains a professional approach with strict observance of confidentiality.
    • Maintains acceptable standards of patient care.
    • Maintains open lines of communication and timely transmission of information with MRO.
    • Notifies the Location Manager of real or potential safety hazards.
    • Participates in Employee Health Office, Safety Committee and Site management meetings.
    • Participates in orientation and in-service training for personnel.
    • Participates in planning changes and improvements.
    • Provides employee health education and training as indicated.
    • Requests required maintenance of office and medical equipment.
    • Responsible for stocking and maintenance of first aid stations located on the nurse’s assigned Property.
    • Supports and enforces all infection-control policies and procedures.
    • Observes and supports all corporate policy. Will be expected to assist in other departments

    Qualifications

    • Nursing certification.
    • 1-3 years experience in Nursing/medical field.
    • Nursing license in the state of Montana.
    • Valid drivers licesne may be required.

    Work Environment

    • Emergency Medical Services consist of EMS, Police, National Park Paramedics, Park Medics or Park Emergency Medical Technicians; their response minutes may vary from nearly immediate to an hour depending on various conditions. The National Park Service does not provide EMS transportation and relies on sparse community resources for transportation. Response time may take up to 1 to 2 hours depending on conditions.
    • Non-smoking environment.
    • Moderate exposure to malodorous, infectious body fluids from patients and some minimal exposure to noxious smells from cleansing agents.
    • This position requires exposure to infectious wastes such as blood and body fluids that mandate the wearing of gloves, masks, gowns and goggles for every actual or potential exposure.

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