Nurse Practitioner - Occupational Health - Per Diem

3 weeks ago
Job ID
Advanced Practice Nurses
Emp Status
Per Diem
Hours per Week


Nurse Practitioner, Occupational Health

Patient Care Services

Per Diem


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)
  • 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
  • three (3)+ years of related experience as an NP in an outpatient setting; experience in occupational/employee health preferred
  • experience with an EMR

All NPs are supported by the HSS Center for Advanced Practice Nursing. The Center is dedicated to promoting and cultivating the role of the advanced practice provider (APP) within HSS as well as among the medical community in New York City and nationally. The Center develops policy and processes, provides resources, and guides the utilization and management of all advanced practice nurses—NPs and CRNAs—practicing throughout the hospital and at its local and regional sites.


Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) offers a unique work environment, diverse job types and extraordinary career opportunities. HSS encourages and supports professional growth and development, recognizes individual contributions, and offers unique and highly competitive compensation packages. This is how we attract and retain highly skilled professionals, renowned for their leadership and vision in clinical care, teaching, research & development.


Founded in 1863, HSS is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology, and rehabilitation. In the most recent U.S. News & World Report “American’s Best Hospitals” issue, HSS ranks #1 in orthopedics and #3 in rheumatology. In addition, the American Nurses Credentialing Center has honored HSS with four consecutive designations of Magnet® recognition. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country.


HSS physicians are team doctors for the New York Mets, New York Giants, New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Liberty, and New York Red Bulls. HSS is the Official Hospital of The PGA of America, New York Road Runners for the ING New York City Marathon, St. John’s Athletics, CUNY Athletic Conference, and other professional and college teams. HSS has been designated as the first National Medical Center of the United States Olympic Committee’s National Medical Network.


Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at


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