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.
ASSISTANT FOR INCIDENT REPORTS:
The Assistant role on our Incident Reporting & Claims Team provide support to employees and managers to complete employee incident & exposure reports in prepartion for our Representative team to create the Employer's Report of Incident for submission to WorkSafeBC.
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
- Referring injured/ill employees to Case Management Assistants and/or Occupational Health Nurse, as required, to ensure effective follow up on reported incidents.