Occupational Health Nurse - Telephonic Triage
WorkCare, Inc.
Work from Home

As an integrated health provider, WorkCare is at the forefront of helping employers meet the challenges of managing today’s workforce. WorkCare is owned by a physician who, along with a team of allied credentialed health professionals, provide strategic and tactical consulting services and programs to:

  • Improve workforce productivity
  • Enhance employee health
  • Maintain regulatory compliance
  • Mitigate health-cost drivers
  • Advocate positive health behaviors

We encourage employee growth and professional development and believe in the value of life-long learning. Employee input into our business is valued as we believe that everyone has a unique role to play.

We are currently looking for a full time Occupational Health Nurse - Telephonic Triage to work from home in Canada (open to candidates from all Provinces)

This position is focused on using a new approach to helping employees return to work. The primary responsibility of this position is to facilitate appropriate and timely health care with the focus on employee return-to-work and the return to maximum functionality. This is accomplished by providing the assessment and guidance at the time of a workplace injury telephonically.

The nurse utilizes evidence-based guidelines and employs best practices that require early intervention and setting of realistic expectations for recovery and return to work.

  • Provide initial injury intake, follow up and case closures
  • Provide initial contact with injured worker, employer, provider and other appropriate stakeholders
  • Obtain history of present injury and triage to most appropriate level of care
  • Evaluate injury against current job functions, determines mechanism of injury, and takes related medical history
  • Provides guidance regarding self-care or first aid
  • Interacts with on-site medical personnel, client Human Resources, Health and Safety staff, local medical providers and other designated personnel for proper initiation and follow-up of possible work-related injuries and illnesses
  • Serves as an advocate for the injured/ill worker during the recovery process; provides support, information, and education to improve the employee’s knowledge about their health and self-care, and enhances their understanding of the health care treatment plan and process with the goal of safe return to work

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a valid RN license
  • Must have passed the NCLEX-RN exam and be eligible to get nursing license in the United States
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing is highly preferred
  • Strong clinical knowledge with the ability to be trained in Case Management and Occupational Health
  • Telephonic case management experience preferred
  • Certification in Occupational Health, CCM/Disability Management desired
  • Must have positive telephone interaction skills including ability to ask open-ended questions to identify problems and focus conversation for goal directed and time limited conversation
  • Must be able to interact effectively with HR, safety staff, local medical providers and other designated personnel for proper initiation and follow up of possible work-related injuries and illnesses.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must have strong computer skills with the ability to type and talk simultaneously
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish speaking) beneficial

EOE/M/F/D/V

Job Type: Full-time