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RN Employee Health and Safety Coordinator

UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital

1 Positions

ID: 25659986

Posted On 01/06/2023

Job Overview


We are looking for a full-time Registered Nurse to join our Employee Health department. Work hours will be days, Monday - Friday, for 80 hours per pay period.

As part of Employee Health and Safety, you will be part of a team that is working to create a safer, healthier, happier and more stable work environment. You will do this by coordinating projects and programs that identify sources of injury and collaborate to find solutions to eliminate them. You will be responsible for providing appropriate care and triaging for employee injuries, illnesses, and exposures at work. You will ensure compliance of applicable healthcare worker screenings, immunizations. You will provide nursing care for employees and maintain a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at UnityPoint Health – Finley Dubuque within the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers.

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a  Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022  by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience  a culture  guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve. 
  • Benefits – Our competitive  Total Rewards  program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in. 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. 
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and  development opportunities  is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience. 
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. 

Visit us at to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work.  


Program Management

  • Maintains compliance with administration and documentation of applicable healthcare worker required screenings, immunizations, in accordance with hospital policy and governing agencies.
  • Maintains compliance with applicable OSHA programs.
  • Coordinates projects and programs to improve the health and safety of employees
  • Keeps and maintains all records in accordance with OSHA regulations, Iowa Worker’s Compensation Law and Americans with Disability Act (ADA).
  • Responsible for the appropriate exchange of information between health service management and treatment facilities, outside claims handling services, department supervisors and employees with regards to treatment, job availability and reassignments.
  • Gathers statistics and analyzes trends; makes recommendations so that appropriate decisions can be made in collaboration with human resources, department managers, claims management and legal counsel.

Injury/Illness Management

  • Manages treatment of employee and volunteer on-the-job injuries, illnesses and makes appropriate referrals.
  • Coordinates and manages all care related to work injuries.
  • Manages all modified and alternative duty assignments and is a liaison to the department’s management.
  • Manages testing, treatment and follow up, for all employee exposures to communicable disease in accordance with applicable regulatory agency for internal and contracted external customers.
  • Manages testing, treatment and follow up, for all employee bloodborne pathogen exposures in accordance with OSHA regulations for internal and contracted external customers.
  • Manages testing, initial treatment and ensures proper hand off for contracted staff bloodborne pathogen exposures occurring at a UnityPoint Health – Des Moines facility in accordance with OSHA regulations.

Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

  • Assesses the needs of patients and families, providing appropriate teaching and making the necessary referrals to provide continuity of care.
  • Develops an individual plan of care using a collaborative approach with the patient/family and health care team.
  • Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care.
  • Delivers high quality care utilizing the nursing process while demonstrating knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required on assigned unit in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.
  • Utilizes holistic approach (considering biopsychosocial, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients and families served in the assigned service area.
  • Delegates and provides direction for other healthcare team members within their scope of practice and holds them accountable for their involvement in the plan of care.
  • Utilizes critical thinking in developing nursing interventions while maintaining responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.

Clinical Excellence and Patient Education

  • Assess and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient’s and their families’ age specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.
  • Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education.
  • Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.


Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


· Graduate of accredited nursing program.

· Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree in Nursing


· 2 years Clinical Experience

· Employee/Occupational Health or Infection Prevention experience preferred.

· Project/Program Management experience preferred.

· 5+ years of nurse experience preferred.


· Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Iowa.

· Must possess and maintain current CPR certification.

· Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

· Certified Occupational Health Nurse

· Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse, State of Iowa Required


· Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

· Basic computer knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, email, web browser


· Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

  • Area of Interest: Nursing;
  • FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.0;
  • Department: Employee Health & Wellness;
  • Shift: Days, Monday - Friday, for 80 hours per pay period.;
  • Job ID: 126381;

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About the Company


UnityPoint Health team members come for a job, but stay for a career. As a team member, regardless of your position, you'll get the chance to change lives on a daily basis in order to deliver our vision of the Best Outcome for Every Patient, Every Time. That privilege drives employees' passion for making a difference in the lives of our patients, helping them create healthier, more rewarding lives.

At UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital, we know our collective actions determine the experience we create. Our team members strive to work as one through four key values:

* Foster Unity
* Own the Moment
* Champion Excellence
* Seize Opportunity

If you are interested in joining our team, please visit to learn about our many opportunities and to fill out an online application.


UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital is a 126-bed community hospital. We employ more than 800 full-and-part-time employees.  Finley Hospital is a not-for-profit, locally owned, regional healthcare facility part of the UnityPoint Health system. Finley Hospital is committed to bringing the best medical care to the tri-state area. We offer comprehensive, full service health care that is coordinated around our patients.  We have consistently been recognized as a leader in health care.