OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSE:
The Occupational Health Nurses in the Provincial Workplace Health Call Centre have experience and/or education in Occupational Health, Infection Control or Public Health and provide Occupational Health Services to employees and managers in 3 key areas:
Immunization History - Conducts a review of immunization history and status of newly hired Health Care Workers against Provincial standards and guidelines; provides documentation with recommendations for any further immunizations or tests and information on how to obtain them; keeps a confidential medical record of the employees immunization status and test results.
Blood and/or body fluid exposure – Assesses Health Care Workers with an occupational blood or body fluid (BBF) exposure to ensure they have received medical attention and appropriate blood tests when required; reviews risk status, blood test results and schedules appropriate follow up tests as needed; keeps a confidential medical record of the employees BBF exposure.
Communicable disease exposure – Manages follow-up of employees with occupational exposure to communicable diseases; manages multiple exposure events across health authorities; consults with infection control and public health practitioners and medical health officers across health authorities; provides guidance to managers on work exclusion of exposed employees; keeps a confidential record of communicable disease exposure events as well as individual employee exposure records.
CALL CENTRE ASSISTANT FOR INCIDENT REPORTS:
The Call Centre Assistants on the Incident Reporting Team provide support to employees and managers to complete employee incident exposure reports, prepare the Employer's Report of Incident for submission to WorkSafeBC where required and provide general guidance on process steps for those employees who require WorkSafeBC claims.
KEY AREAS OF INVOLVEMENT INCLUDE:
- Collecting required information from the employee and manager, verifying information such as description of the incident / exposure and other required information to complete incident reports.
- Receiving incident reports from employees and managers to initiate employee incident exposure report
- Processing employee injury and illness claims by filing relevant documents with WorksafeBC
- Referring injured/ill employees to Case Management Assistants and/or Occupational Health Nurse, as required, to ensure effective follow up on reported incidents.