OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSE
This associate is responsible for clinical and administrative work in coordinating the occupational health related services of the Authority. Work involves providing medical services in the prevention of disease and injury of workers at their place of employment and first level assessment of physical and emotional needs. Work involves the administration of the Authority’s Drug and Alcohol Policy as it relates to testing of employees. Work includes monitoring the medical service contracts and updating any changes. Work is performed in accordance with standard occupational health service practices, and county, state, and federal rules and regulations, including NYS/DOT Article 19-A and 49 CFR Parts 40, 382 and 655. Considerable judgment and initiative are required in developing policies, protocols and procedures, application of state and federal regulations, administration of first aid attending to employees/patients' needs and coordinating activities with the Medical Director. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, and analysis of records.
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.
Substance Abuse Program
•Primary Designated Employee Representative (DER). Administrator of the NFTA drug and alcohol program in accordance with Authority policy and federal regulations.
•Primary collector for urine drug tests and primary DOT certified Breath Alcohol Technician for alcohol tests performed at MTC. Must maintain necessary DOT drug & alcohol certifications.
•Primary contact with Federal DOT drug and alcohol authorities.
•Additional responsibilities include maintaining drug test pools, oversight of Scanlon DrugPak software and employee files, weekly execution of random selections, scheduling of random and follow-up tests, maintenance of statistical data, preparation and completion of DOT MIS report, monitoring and audits of contracted collection agency and oversight of applicable NFTA/Metro safety-sensitive contractors.
New York State 19-A Medical Certification
•Monitors medical service contracts.
•Assists in performing pre-placement medical examinations for prospective employees.
•Assists in performing physical examinations for all Operators and other classifications as required by NFTA policy, Federal and State law.
•Administration and review of all completed DS-874 forms and medical follow ups for accuracy and compliance, including generating a statistical summary for NFTA Medical Department and OCC.
•Primary assistant to Medical Director with physical examinations. Functions may include pulse, blood pressure, urine analysis, audiometric and visual examination.
•On-going communication with NFTA OCC regarding the status of employee’s 19-A Medical certification and required follow-up.
Case Management & 30-Day Reports
•Consults with NFTA & Metro directors, supervisors, and personnel to discuss pertinent medical data as it relates to an employee’s job performance or placement, while maintaining patient/employee confidentiality.
•Develops, performs, or coordinates health education training as requested by the employee.
•Coordinates administration of immunizations with the NFTA Safety Department, collects immunization data, prepares statistical reports.
•Manages employee medical file and ensures patient/employee confidentiality.
•Identifies the health needs of employees with non-work related injury or illness and may treat according to Occupational Health standards, or refer to emergency services, urgent care or a private physician.
•Assists all departments/offices with maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.
•Maintains inventory of medical supplies, dispenses limited over-the-counter medication, and provides treatment as required by employee or Medical Director.
Hearing Conservation Program
•Primary Certified Occupational Hearing Conversationalist.
•Monitors services provided by “Mobile” Audiometric contractor.
•Performs majority of audiometric examinations performed at MTC.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of first aid principles, practices, and techniques. Training in CPR techniques. Considerable knowledge of the organization and administration of an Occupational Health office. Considerable knowledge of county, state, and federal laws regarding occupational health issues. Considerable knowledge of applicable Federal Department of Transportation drug and alcohol regulations. Knowledge of occupational hazards which may cause illness or injury. Assists the Safety Department as necessary in satisfying PESH requirements for specific health monitoring. Ability to analyze program effectiveness and prepare technical and statistical reports. Ability to recognize and identify health symptoms and refer to the Medical Director or other appropriate health care facility. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public.
Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds).
Work is performed in usual office conditions with rare exposure to disagreeable environmental factors.
Registered Nurse or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred. Four (4) years’ experience in occupational health including experience in the supervisory aspects of the work, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Current and ongoing certification as DOT Urine Collector and DOT Breath Alcohol Technician.
Send NFTA employment application located jobs.nfta.com, resume and cover letter specifying the job number 056-21-N to:
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer