Occupational Health Services Nurse (Per Diem)

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
July 7, 2021
Boston, Massachusetts
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Occupational Health Services Nurse (Per Diem)

Department Description: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital−Needham (BID−Needham) is a licensed 58-bed acute care community hospital. BID−Needham has served residents in Needham, Newton, Dedham, Dover, Medfield, Sherborn, Wellesley, Westwood and other surrounding communities for more than 100 years. The hospital has been recognized by several organizations for quality and safety, including the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission and a first-place Accountable Care Compass Award from the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA).
BID−Needham is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.
BID Needham has had a direct affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center since 2000, facilitating the clinical integration of staff and resources in emergency medicine, hospital medicine (hospitalists), cardiology, radiology, orthopaedics, pathology, as well as many surgical services and oncology housed in the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center and Surgical Pavilion.Job Location: Needham, MA

Req ID: 40420BR

Job Summary: The Occupational Health Services Nurse functions in the role of a clinical practitioner, educator and consultant; develops and implements standards to improve patient care in a specialized area of nursing. Manages and coordinates the care of patients, employees and activities of the service in order to provide quality care.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Demonstrates the ability to accurately and efficiently complete nursing assessment elements for both work injury and surveillance encounters (vitals, history of present illness, u-dip, vision testing)
  2. Serves as a resource to staff and other managers regarding employee health issues; maintains availability for patients, staff, physicians and other members of the health team.
  3. Demonstrates working knowledge of infection control policies and safety awareness to allow care to occur in the best environment.
  4. Gathers and uses factual data for problem solving in relation to patient, physician or staff issues.
  5. Demonstrates an ability to organize and achieve quality performance to meet the daily routine and demands of the job.
  6. Functions as a patient advocate, clarifies information conveyed by MD/NP; reviews discharge instructions/plan. Provides input to MD/NP regarding barriers to care and psychosocial aspects that may impact progress.
  7. Works collaboratively with Infection Control nurse to ensure compliance with OSHA and JCAHO standards.
  8. Abides by current occupational health and employee health protocols in accordance with JCAHO, CDC and OSHA guidelines and standards.
  9. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients ranging in age from adolescent to adults (15-80).
  10. Appropriately identifies barriers to care (language, literacy) and modifies approach to obtain needed information

Required Qualifications:

  1. Graduate from an accredited Nursing Program required. Baccalaureate degree in Nursing strongly preferred.
  2. License Nursing License required.
  3. 1-3 years related work experience required in Nursing.
  4. Documented continuing education in current nursing practices and trends.
  5. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Certification in Occupational Health Services.


  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus


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