City of Tampa

Occupational Health LPN (#702001) 024

$21.35-$30.44 Hourly / $3,700.67-$5,276.27 Monthly / $44,408.00-$63,315.20 Yearly


Introduction

This is occupational health nursing within the scope of practice for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

The employee in this class is licensed in the State of Florida as an LPN and delivers health care services of average difficulty to employees and employee populations. Occupational health nursing is a practice focused on the promotion, protection and restoration of workers’ health within the context of a safe and healthy work environment. The foundation of this position has an emphasis on optimizing health, preventing injury and illness, and reducing health hazards. Confidentiality of health information is integral and central to the practice base. Occupational health nurses are advocates for workers, fostering equitable and quality health case services and safe and healthy work environments. Under general supervision, the employee exercises reasonable initiative and independent judgment in collaborating with workers, employees, and other professionals to: identify health needs, prioritize interventions, develop and implement interventions and programs, and evaluate care and service delivery. Work is reviewed through observation and results achieved.

Examples of Duties

Performs exam elements for annual physicals to include: review of health history questionnaire and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandated forms, pulmonary function testing, audiograms, vision testing, electrocardiograms, respirator fit-testing, assessment of vital signs, phlebotomy, vaccination administration, and tuberculosis (TB) testing; interprets results of TB tests and reviews results of lab work and exam elements, notifying supervisor in the appropriate time frame for unfavorable findings; communicates results effectively to employee and provides information in a professional, courteous manner.

Coordinates on-site vaccination programs and administers vaccines correctly; ensures employees are educated on all aspects of care provided prior to delivery of services.

Provides health and wellness information to employees verbally and via literature; participates in innovative projects to improve and maintain employees’ health and wellness; provides educational sessions to groups of employees on health, wellness and safety topics.

Maintains stock of medical supplies; calibrates medical equipment daily and maintains log; ensures cleanliness of clinic.

Assists with case management for line-of-duty (Workers’ Compensation) injuries and illnesses; accepts on-call status as designated for line-of-duty injuries and illnesses; manages employee infectious disease and blood exposures per protocol.

Demonstrates professional development; strives to continue learning and remain proficient in occupational health nursing skills.

Maintains strict confidentiality of all medically related information.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: standard nursing practice; medication administration; maintenance of confidentiality; general injury and illness pathophysiology and standard treatment; basic first aid; general patient assessment.

Working knowledge of: department rules, regulations and applicable standards; use of computers where required; medical reference resources.

Ability to: solve complex problems; think critically; understand and follow complex oral and written instructions; communicate effectively with members of all health care disciplines, employees, and others; work with individuals of the public; maintain medical records.

Ability and skill in: providing educational programs; counseling employees on difficult health issues; promoting a trusting relationship with employees; researching health related topics utilizing multiple sources; coordinating employee appointments and maintaining schedule.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of: a valid Florida driver’s license; current Florida LPN license; American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider (CPR) certification.

Comments

Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. 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: 702001; EST: 8/14/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;