City of Tampa

Occupational Health Nurse Supervisor (#702000) S17

$34.67-$52.00 Hourly / $6,009.47-$9,013.33 Monthly / $72,113.60-$108,160.00 Yearly


Introduction

This is supervisory and professional work as a Registered Nurse, managing an occupational health clinic and providing occupational health nursing services and workers’ compensation case management for Tampa Fire Rescue and providing some designated occupational health services to the Tampa Police Department.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class performs tasks of considerable difficulty in planning, organizing, coordinating, and supervising Tampa Fire Rescue’s (TFR) occupational health program providing comprehensive health services to the department’s employees, including the provision of direct medical care and triage for on-the-job injuries and workers’ compensation case management. The employee oversees TFR’s medical surveillance, wellness and drug-free work place programs, health education efforts, and the operation of a health clinic from which employee annual physicals and various medical services are provided by licensed nurses. Tasks include ensuring compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and federal and state laws that impact medical records and services. Additionally, designated services such as workers’ compensation case management and an infectious disease control program are provided to employees of the Tampa Police Department (TPD). Under direction, the employee exercises considerable initiative and independent judgment in administering programs and services, coordinating with management, insurance representatives, third part administrators, agency and medical professionals, and departmental employees. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Plans, assigns, schedules, supervises, and reviews the work of subordinate personnel in the TFR occupational health program unit; recommends such actions as employment, transfer, and separation; completes performance evaluations; administers training and necessary discipline; monitors work in progress and evaluates results achieved; provides advice and assistance to subordinates.

Tracks injury/illness trends in the department and evaluates causes; recommends methods to reduce injury/illnesses; develops and submits plans, policies, and procedures relating to new programs and initiatives in the health care and safety field.

Coordinates TFR drug-free workplace program; manages department's medical surveillance programs (HazMat Technician Surveillance, Infectious Disease Exposure, Respirator Use); coordinates scheduling of physicals such as HazMat; coordinates blood drives; assists with accident investigations.

Develops preventive health programs (health and wellness) and various employee education materials, including flyers, videos and information packets; presents training programs on health and safety issues, including nutritional counseling; produces and hosts occupational health and safety programs for city cable television airing; provides counseling to employees on health and safety; supervises subordinates in the provision of health and fitness counseling to employees; conducts periodic health and safety surveys.

Responds to major incidents where firefighters may require on-site medical assistance; provides advice and assistance to fire management on health and safety concerns associated with the incidents; supervises and administers needed medical assistance; provides personal medical care and administers on-site first aid and medical triage; observes, assesses and records symptoms; accompanies personnel to hospitals to facilitate their diagnosis and receipt of appropriate medical care.

Manages TFR's worker's compensation and disability case management process, including forms management and communication with insurer (third party administrator); manages the process of work-related medical cases to expedite timely return to work and reduction of lost time; coordinates light duty, including communication with worker's compensation carriers, off-site physicians and care providers; maintains immunization records and provides immunizations to employees.

Supervises the maintenance of medical records and their confidentiality consistent with such requirements as HIPAA; manages injury and illness record keeping including the OSHA log and employee medical file.

Works with the TPD in workers’ compensation case management; coordinates infectious disease control program for the police department; acts as liaison to police department regarding health and wellness issues. May act as liaison to other departments regarding health and wellness issues.

May act as liaison to other departments regarding health and wellness issues.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: nursing techniques; medical administration processes; general injury and illness pathophysiology and standard treatment; medical (injury and illness) records keeping, including forms management; medical reference resources; preventive health care (health and wellness programs).

Working knowledge: effective supervisory techniques; state and federal worker's compensation and disability laws; OSHA laws; drug-free workplace practices; medical surveillance programs (HazMat, Infectious Disease, Respirator Use); nutrition.

Ability to: plan, assign, supervise, and review the work of subordinate personnel; establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other medical personnel, insurance representatives, and the general public; maintain medical records; provide case management services; maintain confidentiality of medical records; communicate effectively with others both verbally and in writing.

Skill in: nursing; direct patient care, including first aid and medical triage; counseling patients.

Minimum Qualifications

Registered Nurse, licensed in the State of Florida, and three (3) years in nursing experience, including six (6) months in supervisory experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid: Florida license as a Registered Nurse; Florida driver’s license; Certified Occupational Health Nurse (C.O.H.N.) or ability to obtain such certification within 30 months (2 ½ years) of employment.

Comments

During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 702000; EST: 8/14/2013; REV: 2/6/2018;