The Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner demonstrates clinical expertise and leadership skills. The Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner (OH NP) uses advanced skills in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of employees with diseases and adverse health conditions. The OHS NP plans and manages therapeutic regimens for the acute and chronic health issues that may affect the patient population at any given time. The OH NP provides support and guidance in anticipation of an employees need to communicate or express concern of a health condition. The OH NP is able to provide education on disease processes, and prevention. The OH NP is able to provide psychosocial and emotional sustenance to provide reassurance and continual support for growth and balance. The OH NP is also able to provide wellness initiatives that foster the employees level to one of optimal health.
The OH NP is accountable for the care provided, including primary prevention, quality of care, employee satisfaction, efficient use of resources, and ethical behavior.
The OH NP has prescriptive authority through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health- Drug Control Program (DPH-DCP) in the Commonwealth of MA.
The scope of practice and the responsibilities of the Adult Nurse Practitioner in the Occupational Health Service involve the assessment and treatment of employees through the following activities:
Evaluating, treating, and managing occupational injuries and illnesses including but not limited to: musculoskeletal injuries; chemical, environmental, infectious disease exposures, and blood borne pathogen exposures.
The OH Nurse Practitioner has authorization to practice in an expanded role in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in addition:
The OH Nurse Practitioner works in a busy clinic setting with an office, reception area, exam rooms and consultation space, along with the rest of the team. In such a setting there may be exposure to infectious diseases, through airborne transmission or contact with blood and body fluids.
The population that the Occupational Health Service and the OH NP who is a member of the team serve is varied culturally, in language, ethnicity, and norms. The OH NP must be able to understand and appreciate the special needs of these diversities and behaviors in addition to those of various age groups such as: adolescents, adults, and older adults, all who may be joining Dana-Farber Cancer Center as staff, researchers, students, or volunteers.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.