Employee Health Nurse (RN)

  • Denver, CO
  • *National Jewish Health - Main Campus
  • Employee Health Program
  • Full Time - Day Shift: Monday - Friday
  • Registered Nursing
  • Req #: 13818
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Position Summary
Plans, coordinates and implements all activities of Employee Health Services within applicable scope and standards of practice. Collaborates with all departments, managers, supervisors and/or employees to execute well-defined Employee Health Services.

Essential Duties

  1. Coordinates all clinical aspects of Employee Health services including assessment and treatment of employee injuries/illnesses, post-offer screening, occupational testing and surveillance programs.
  2. Maintains summaries and reports required for employee annual updates and notifications of upcoming mandatory follow up visits.
  3. Conducts surveillance and follow-up of employee exposures to communicable diseases.
  4. Provides employee health services such as post-offer health screenings, supports additional department programs including Workers Compensation, occupational health, wellness and HR entities. 
  5. Administers immunizations, TB skin tests and new hire health screens and assures that employee’s risks are correctly assessed and the proper safety measures are taken.
  6. Provides triage for on-the-job injuries.  Cooperates with safety in the investigation, monitoring, tracking and follow-up of employee injuries and health and safety issues in the work environment.
  7. Functions as an employee health resource and be involved with teaching, counseling and participation in presentations. Provides worker education about hazards, safe work practices, MSDS and Bloodborne Pathogen Program.
  8. Reviews and approves requests for ergonomic assessments to identify existing hazards and conditions, operations that create hazards and areas in which hazards can develop.
  9. Responsible for tracking and interpreting data flu reports, injury reports, root cause analyst, and other reports as needed.
  10. In collaboration with Employee Health Specialist and Infection Prevention develops occupational health and safety policies consistent with OSHA, NIOSH, ACGIH, JCAHO and other statues.

Other Duties


  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health. 
  2. Care Management: Having the knowledge and skills to secure relevant patient care data and identify key issues and relationships in the management of patient care; understanding the relationships among assessments, interventions, and patient responses; skilled in documentation of assessments and adjusting physical and cognitive prescriptions as needed.
  3. Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
  4. Energy: Consistently maintaining high levels of activity or productivity; operating with vigor, effectiveness, and determination over extended periods of time.
  5. Informing and Communicating: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  6. Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
  7. Problem Solving: Uses issue identification, data relation and comparison, pattern recognition and information gathering to create analyses and make recommendations.
  8. Professional Development or Continuous Learning and Development: Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill to enhance their contribution to the organization.

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility


Core Values

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education: Bachelor’s in Nursing or Graduation from an Accredited School of Nursing required.
  2. Work Experience: A minimum of 2 years of recent and relevant clinical nursing experience required.  A minimum of one year in occupational health nursing required.  
  3. Special Training, Certification or Licensure: Colorado RN license. COHN or COHN-S preferred. Active BLS.



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