Occupational Health Program Associate
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Employer: University of Minnesota Biosafety and Occupational Health Dept.
Located in: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Degree Required: Bachelors
Apply here: https://www.myu.umn.edu/psp/psprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1
- BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years
- Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skill to a recurring task or activity with emphasis typically on precision and timeliness of execution
- Experience using Electronic Medical Records systems or other relational databases
- Excellent written communication skills
- Excellent verbal communication skills and phone manner
- Knowledge of medical terminology
- Understanding of best practices in data privacy and security
- Experience with complicated invoices/billing
- Experience reading patient medical records
About the Job
This position is responsible for daily activities and operations within the Occupational Health division of the Biosafety and Occupational Health Department (BOHD), which is a department within University Health and Safety (UHS). UHS has system-wide responsibility for promoting and protecting the health and safety of all employees, students, volunteers, and visitors who participate in activities related to the University's missions of teaching, research, and service. The incumbent will supervise the work of a student employee as well as manage administrative processes to ensure flawless implementation of data entry, reporting, and compliance programs. The incumbent must be an organized self-starter who can analyze data, develop reports, and solve problems as they arise. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are imperative for success in this position. The position reports to the Occupational Health Program Specialist.
Occupational Health Program Administration – 35%
- Advise and support program enrollees, supervisors, and program coordinators via phone and email. Serve as first point of contact for occupational health program client service and support.
- Review occupational medicine invoices for accuracy. Work with occupational medicine contracted providers and vendors on routine issues related to billing and communications.
- Conduct analysis and make recommendations for improved efficiency and quality of occupational health programs and services.
- Contribute to the evaluation of health and safety projects and initiatives and make recommendations for improvement.
- Regularly review and update website content, including updating links and instructions related to medical surveillance programs and training. Communicate with business partners regarding relevant changes.
Systems Administrator – 25%
- Customize and configure enterprise occupational health records system (Cority) and related online applications with guidance from Occupational Health Program Specialist to ensure program workflows and business processes are effectively executed. Develop workflows for assigned projects.
- Design, configure, alter, and schedule reports to stakeholders.
- Develop communications to University stakeholders regarding Cority, the Occupational Health Portal, online occupational health questionnaire applications, and occupational health training provided in the Training Hub.
- Assess needs and make recommendations for design and delivery of user training to user groups.
- Identify and document technical issues and troubleshoot in conjunction with vendors, OIT, and other University business partners.
- Monitor performance of surveillance operations related to approximately 10 surveillance programs. Conduct analysis and make recommendations in order to resolve system performance issues in conjunction with vendor and OIT partners.
- Manage data entry and carry out data quality checks on an ongoing basis.
Administrate drug and alcohol testing programs – 20%
- Serve as Designated Employer Representative for two DOT-mandated drug and alcohol testing programs and one FM Trades pre-employment drug testing program.
- Direct supervisors in affected departments and Human Resources Manager to implement procedures for testing covered drivers.
- Receive and review Medical Review Officer reports on drivers who are eligible for testing.
- Manage contracting and billing associated with drug and alcohol testing program.
- Monitor compliance and manage communication with supervisors, affected workers and other stakeholders.
- Coordinate required drug and alcohol tests and training per regulations and policy.
- Maintain regular communications with supervisors in affected departments and Human Resources Manager to identify and enroll covered drivers.
- Manage record keeping, file audits, and other administrative functions.
- Supervise work of administrative staff – 10%
- Provide day to day supervision of work assignments to student worker.
- Coordinate work activities for Admin support with supervisor and Admin team manager.
Manage on-site occupational medicine services – 10%
- Develop communication with on-site clinic vendors and coordinate with University partners to provide special occupational health services to employees.
- Develop communication with University affected individuals about clinic location days and services.
- Manage tracking, analysis, and reporting on occupational health compliance data.
How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.
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