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Occupational Health Nurse (RN) 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
About the Organization The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQIA+) community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research, and advocacy. Fenway Health was founded in 1971 and has grown from a less than 10 person operation in the basement of a building near the Boston Fens to one of the largest LGBT-focused organizations in the world. It consists of three main centers:

• Fenway Community Health Center, our clinical arm, which is a federally qualified health center that operates three clinic sites (Fenway:1340, Fenway:South End, and the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center) in the Boston area and provides over 30,000 patients with primary and specialty medical care, behavioral health care, optometry care, and dental care;

• The Fenway Institute, our research/training/education/policy development arm, which houses numerous research initiatives as well as the National LGBT Education Project, the LGBT Aging Project, the National Center for Innovation in HIV Care, and the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health; and

• AIDS Action, our HIV/AIDS service organization, which provides nonclinical services (case management, housing and legal assistance, outreach, peer support) to people living with HIV/AIDS and operates numerous programs focusing on HIV/STD prevention/testing/treatment, including the Access (drug user health program), TransCEND (transgender peer support and risk reduction program), and Youth on Fire (drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth) programs.

Position Occupational Health Nurse (RN)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  

Position Summary

Reporting to the Infection Control Officer, the Occupational Health Nurse is responsible for leading the organization’s efforts to provide work-related health care to Fenway staff, insure that staff and leadership meet all health and safety standards, and maintain optimal employee health.

Schedule and Benefits:

This is a part-time, benefits-eligible position, working 24 hours per week.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

1. Carries out an effective and compliant employee health program

  • Performs occupational health onboarding and clearance of all new staff: attends monthly new staff orientation, ensures proper completion and documentation of all necessary pre-employment health forms/vaccines/diagnostic tests, directs additional pre-employment health workups as needed
  • Regularly reviews, updates, and executes all workplace screening (e.g., PPD) and immunization (e.g., influenza, HBV, HPV) programs for staff as mandated by federal, state, local, and Fenway Health guidelines.
  • Responds to, documents, and follows up on all staff-related occupational health incidents including blood/bodily fluid exposures (including OPEP), workplace injuries and accidents, and chemical spills/leaks.
  • Oversees personal protective equipment (PPE) related efforts, including respirator fit testing of employees.
  • Manages REDCap occupational health database, ensures it serves as the principal repository for all occupational health staff records, and completes all additional reporting as required by federal/state/local and other agency guidelines.
  • Collaborates with Human Resources Department on development of preventive health and health education programs for Fenway Health staff
  • Provides first aid, as necessary, to onsite Fenway Health employees and volunteers

2. Conducts occupational health appraisals of all Fenway Health work environments

  • Collaborates with Management Team members as well as other clinical leaders within the organization on issues of employee health and safety.
  • Participates in the organization’s readiness programs for regulatory surveys, including Joint Commission, DPH, and HRSA site visits.
  • Reviews and acts on incident and other data reports relating to employee health and safety
  • Performs periodic assessments of workplace exposure risks to both infectious and noninfectious hazards

3. Develops Occupational Health budget, together with the Executive Director of Nursing, the Medical Operations Director, and the Chief Financial Officer

4. Revises and maintains the organization’s occupational health policies and procedures

5. Attends all required meetings; these include, but may not be limited to:

  • Medical Department Staff Meeting
  • Fenway Health All-Staff Meeting
  • Environment of Care Meeting
  • Infection Control Committee Meeting

6. Performs RN clinical duties as needed

We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, and more.
LGBTQ-identified persons, people of color, and others from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

Number of Openings 1  
Position Requirements

Additional Performance Requirements

1. Effectively communicates with patients, co-workers on medical team, in medical department and across departments

  • Ability to read and write in English in order to understand basic safety instructions.
  • Demonstrates competency in written, oral, and electronic communication
  • Assists in training all Fenway Health personnel

2. Policies and Procedures

  • Maintains familiarity with Fenway Health policies and procedures
  • Adheres to medical department standards for attendance and professional dress
  • Helps maintain a patient centered, safe, and professional work environment

3. Age-Specific Care

  • Provides age-specific care per Fenway Health policy

4. Participates in quality improvement initiatives

5. Meets Agency Participatory Expectations

  • Suggests and participates in continuing quality improvement efforts
  • Participates in quality assessment and improvement activities as requested
  • Adheres to established safety policies, procedures and precautions; identifies potential or actual unsafe situations in the environment and takes measures to rectify the situation
  • Attends and participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings, in-services, and professional trainings
  • Maintains professional competence necessary to perform job responsibilities; maintains and provides agency with records of continuing education activities
  • Serves on agency committees and in professional organizations when requested

6. Performs related duties as required

Required Knowledge, Experience, or Licensure/Registration

  1. Education: Bachelor’s level or higher is required
  2. Current Massachusetts RN license is required
  3. Detail orientation, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to multitask and work autonomously are required
  4. Effective interpersonal and communication skills are required
  5. Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals is required
  6. Experience working in an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse environment is required
  7. At least three years of nursing experience is preferred
  8. Experience with working within a complicated healthcare system with multiple product lines is preferred

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

1.OSHA Category 1: involves exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues

2. Physical Requirements

  • Regularly required: sitting; using hands to manipulate objects/tools/controls; reaching with hands and arms; talking; hearing
  • Frequently required: lifting and/or moving up to 10 lbs.
  • Occasional required: lifting and/or moving up to 25 lbs.
  • Vision abilities required: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision depth perception, ability to adjust focus

3. Noise Level: usually conversational

4. Shift

  • Required: ability to work 24 hours per work week and rarely, a work day may require a shift up to 12 hours
  • Required: willingness to work any shift as needed, including evenings, for coverage purposes
  • Location of work and specific duties may change in response to various site needs
Category Nursing  
Number Filled 1  
Location Medical - Ansin Building  
Shift -not applicable-  
Req Number HEA-19-00042  

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