Nurse Practitioner - Occupational Health - Per Diem

Location US-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/22/2021 2:50 PM)
Job ID
Advanced Practitioner - Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant
Emp Status
Per Diem
Hours per Week


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Nurse Practitioner

Per Diem

1-2 days a week


The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice nurse with training in both the nursing model and medical model of care. Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) NPs are committed to personalized, high-quality healthcare and are held to the same legal and ethical standards of care as physicians and surgeons. Autonomously and in collaboration with healthcare professionals and other individuals, the NP provides a full range of primary, acute, and specialty healthcare services, including

  • Diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, infections, and injuries
  • Ordering, performing and interpreting diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays
  • Prescribing medications and other treatments
  • Managing patients’ overall care
  • Counseling
  • Educating patients on disease prevention and positive health and lifestyle choices

HSS NPs serve pediatric and adult patients in an extensive range of practice settings throughout the hospital and its local and regional ambulatory sites. Their specialty and subspecialty areas include: Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement (ARJR), Anesthesia (PACU/OSCU/SDU), Anticoagulation, Cardiology, Diabetes Care, Intensive Care, Metabolic Bone, Occupational Health, Pain Management, Pediatric Orthopedics, Post-Operative Care, Radiology, Spine, Trauma, Wound Care, and private practice (physician and surgeon offices).

The occupational health nurse practitioner supports a variety of programs and services, including new hire physicals, needle stick injuries and other blood borne pathogen exposures, biometric assessments and wellness advising, medical surveillance (review of vaccination records, administration of immunizations, evaluation of positive TB tests and conversions), and infection control activities for employee exposures to communicable diseases.

In addition, the Occupational Health Services (OHS) NP provides care to injured hospital employees within the New York Worker’s Compensation system, treating injured employees from initial presentation through discharge, including co-management with specialists as required. The NP treats a variety of acute and chronic work-related musculoskeletal issues, including fractures, sprains/strains, repetitive stress injuries, lacerations, ocular injuries, burns and minor wounds, occupational-related stress claims, and chemical and environmental exposures.

The Occupational Health NP role:

  • Performs pre-employment physical exams; collaborates with Human Resources (HR) to clear individuals to begin employment
    • health history, planting a tuberculin skin test (TST), ordering labs, reviewing immunization schedules, obtaining urine for drug screen, etc.
  • Orders and interprets x-rays (assessing positive (+) Tuberculin test)
  • Orders laboratory and other diagnostic testing; interprets results
    • titers: Measles, Mumps, Rubella Varicella (MMRV), Hepatitis A/B/C, liver function tests (LFTs), CBC with diff; Quantiferon tests
  • Administers vaccinations and reviews vaccination records (e.g., Influenza, Tdap, Hep A/B, Varicella, MMR, COVID)
  • First line of contact for employee related health issues related to COVID-19 including exposure and return to work guidance
  • Develops treatment plans and documents patient encounters in the Electronic Health Record (EHR= Agility)
  • Evaluates and follows up on work-related injuries; collaborates with Risk Management, Case Management, and department managers for accommodations to return to work (RTW)
  • Responds, treats, and follows up with occupational exposures (e.g., needle sticks, blood borne pathogen exposures (BBPEs))
  • Evaluates episodic sick visits, makes referrals as needed and instructs employees on self-care/management to improve level of health
  • Assess employees to ensure employee is “fit for duty” after being treated for work related injuries, illness, communicable disease, etc.
  • Responds to emergencies and assists employees with serious medical conditions
  • Assists with counseling, referral, and navigating complex self-care issues and life events for physical conditions such as:
    • hypertension, diabetes, obesity, pregnancy
    • psycho-social and mental health issues (e.g., anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder)
    • social issues (e.g., alcohol abuse, substance abuse, domestic violence)

This NP position is based at the main hospital in the Upper East Side of Manhattan (New York, NY). This is a per diem position.


This position requires a motivated NP who is able to function autonomously within established practice protocols and a collaborative agreement.



  • Master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited school of nursing
  • licensure as an NP and RN in the state of NY
  • board certification as an NP
  • DEA
  • CPR certification: BLS/ACLS
  • 1 year of experience required, three (3)+ years of related experience preferred as an NP in an outpatient setting; experience in occupational/employee health preferred
  • experience with an EMR



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