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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PREVENTION SPECIALIST - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES

UNC Medical Center

Holding a patient’s hand before a procedure. Listening to their concerns with empathy. Comforting a frightened child. These are the qualities UNC Medical Center seeks in their nurses. As one of our trusted nurses, you’ll help men and women get back on their feet while bringing them peace of mind. UNC Medical Center nursing department is as much about kindness and caring for the whole person as it is about medical and technical knowledge.

  • Job Type: Day Shifts, Night Shifts, Per Diem
  • Job Level: Entry, Mid, Senior
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Success Profile

What do we look for in a Nurse at UNC Medical Center? Below are candidate traits that encompass the Empathy and Expertise needed to provide the exceptional care our patients deserve.

  • Adaptable
  • Compassionate
  • Good listener
  • Patient
  • Quick-thinking
  • Relationship expertise
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  • Communicator
  • Detail-oriented
  • Enthusiastic
  • Helpful
  • Positive
  • Responsible
  • Team player
  • Understanding

Rewards

  • Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)

    Vision and Dental insurance is available for employees through the North Carolina Flexible Benefits Program (NC Flex). Different families and individuals have different needs when it comes to health insurance. We offer three different levels of coverage to meet employees' personal needs.

  • Retirement Planning

    Employees can feel secure in their future with a 403b account option. A 403b account functions like a 401k, but is offered by non-profit, religious, and government organizations.

  • PTO

    We're aware of employees’ needs for time off from work, whether for planned rest and recreation, personal illness, or emergencies, and the importance of income continuation during those times.

  • Life & Disability Insurance

    Employees have a variety of options for life insurance and accidental death and disability insurance.

Responsibilities

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PREVENTION SPECIALIST - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES-OTH01LEX

Description

Position: Occupational Health Prevention Specialist

Location: Occupational Health Services (UNC Medical Center)

Hours: 730am - 4pm


The OHS Prevention Specialist is an independently functioning nurse with exceptional knowledge in injury prevention/occupational health.OHS Prevention Specialist will develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence, bloodborne pathogen exposure and occupational injuries, to include implementation of the safe patient handling program.

This position will perform the following activities:

-monitors data on employee injuries and illnesses to establish baseline infection/injury rates and detect changing patterns or problems requiring action and development of interventions for prevention and control of further injury/illness.

-evaluates safe patient handling equipment and sharp safety devices to ensure their effectiveness for prevention of occupational injuries.

-serves as an educator by developing educational programs and materials for hospital employees regarding occupational health/injury prevention policies.

-serves as consultant/liaison with hospital departments, hospital committees, CQI teams and prepares, reviews and initiates occupational health policies and programs as assigned.


Preferred:

Direct Occupational Health, Safe Patient Handling, or Prevention Program-related experience preferred.Independent worker and Program development/implementation experience is necessary for success.


Qualifications

Graduation from a state-accredited school of professional nursing and Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina. Three (3) years of experience in either patient care, infection control, occupational safety or ergonomics.

Primary Location

United States-North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Department

U-1000-OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES

Shift

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