[MCOH-EH] Seeking NP or PA for Director of Occupational Health Services Position, Hyannis MA

JimGarb jimgarb at comcast.net
Mon Jan 5 07:16:53 PST 2015

This is a great opportunity for an experienced NP or PA.  Please excuse the
cross  posting.


Jim Garb


James Garb, MD FACOEM

Medical Director, Occupational Health  Services

Cape Cod Healthcare

Hyannis, MA


Cape Cod Healthcare  is currently seeking a dedicated Director of
Occupational Health Services to join our team.  This position is 80%
administrative and 20% clinical, and the incumbent will work closely with
the Medical Director of Occupational Health Services for Cape Cod Healthcare
and a talented departmental leadership team. 


Based in Hyannis, MA, Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of
healthcare services for Cape Cod residents and visitors.  With more than 450
physicians, 4,700 employees and 1,100  volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare
operates two acute care hospitals, the Cape's leading provider of home care
and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility,
an assisted living facility, the Cape's only local laboratory service, and
numerous health clinics and programs.  Cape Cod Healthcare offers
competitive salaries, excellent benefits packages, tuition reimbursement,
and generous paid time off.  


With extraordinary recreational opportunities and abundant natural beauty
and cultural offerings, Cape Cod is a wonderful place to live and work.  It
is situated 90 minutes from Boston and Providence RI.


Learn more about Cape Cod Healthcare at www.CapeCodHealthcare.org.  For more
information about this position, contact Nancy Ferrante in Human Resources
at 508-862-5013 or NMFerrante at CapeCodHealth.org.


                          CAPE COD HEALTHCARE



TITLE:                                  Director of Occupational Health

DEPT:                                  Occupational Health Services 

REPORTS TO:                     Senior Vice President, Human Resources



The Director of Occupational Health Services is accountable for the
provision, coordination, and administration of all Occupational Health
Services (OHS) provided to Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) employees and
volunteers, and other healthcare workers working within CCHC, and for
Integrated Disability Management (IDM), which provides oversight and
administration of the following programs: Workers' Compensation, Family
Medical Leave (FML), Short-term Disability (STD), Long-term Disability
(LTD), and Contract Leaves. 


The Director is responsible for making a significant contribution to the
articulation, development and execution of effective policies, programs and
strategies to maximize the occupational health, safety and wellness of the
CCHC workforce.



.        Develops, reviews, and administers all OHS and IDM programs,
policies and protocols for the CCHC workforce; translates CCHC priorities
and objectives into concrete short- and long-term directions, plans and
objectives for the department.

.        Develops effective, collaborative relationships throughout all CCHC
entities and serves as a consultant to them in relation to OHS and IDM.

.        Develops and maintains a system-wide Blood & Body Fluid Exposure
Program, including HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), for occupational
blood borne pathogen exposures.

.        Provides consultation to Human Resources staff, managers, and
administrators regarding OHS and IDM issues including injury and exposure
prevention strategies, fitness for duty, job accommodations, and health
surveillance requirements.

.        Assists managers throughout all CCHC entities in complying with OHS
and IDM related requirements and guidelines from regulatory agencies
including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), MA
Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Joint Commission (JC).

.        Participates in various hospital and CCHC committees and task
forces to promote and develop programs and initiatives related to OHS, IDM,
and wellness.  Works collaboratively with Infection Prevention, Safety
Officers, Human Resources, Risk Management, Quality Management, and others
to develop joint initiatives.

.        Collects and analyzes data and reports outcome measures to Senior
Management, hospital, and CCHC committees, and external regulatory agencies
when required.  Outcome measures include, but are not limited to, blood and
body substance exposures (DPH), Tb surveillance (JC), respirator fit testing
(OSHA), and influenza vaccination program compliance (JC, DPH, CMS).

.        Provides effective leadership, motivation and development of
assigned staff, including clinical oversight of the OHS nursing staff.
Evaluates performance of assigned staff and develops plans to enhance

.        Identifies and reviews the OHS and IDM information system needs and
makes recommendations to Senior Management when necessary.  

.        Keeps abreast of new and emerging guidance and regulations that
govern OHS and IDM.

.        Develops, prepares and manages the budgets for OHS and IDM to
ensure adequate resources are available for optimum functioning of services
and operations; ensures that expenses remain within budgetary limitations.

.        Fosters teamwork and organizational structures to improve
communication and simplify operations; establishes and continually improves
work processes, leveraging technology and automation as appropriate.

.        Travels between facilities as needed for work purposes.

.        Perform all other duties as assigned, from time to time, by the




*	Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred) along with 5 - 10
years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and
*	Able to be licensed as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
*	Must be able to work with a high degree of autonomy, think
critically, problem solve, and make decisions.
*	Must possess strong organizational skills and effectively manage
multiple tasks and projects.
*	Must be able to provide clear and direct verbal and written
communication with management, employees, assigned staff, regulatory
agencies, and the community.
*	Must be able to demonstrate clinical competency; possess advanced
understanding of terms and concepts relevant to job practices.
*	Must be able to foster and build relationships and work
collaboratively with a variety of professionals.
*	Must be able to learn and use intermediate and advance level systems
and generate reports.
*	Must be able to work in a busy, fast-paced environment and exercise
*	Familiarity with basic budgeting principles, as well as budget
preparation and analysis experience.
*	Knowledge of basic human resources functions.
*	Must possess a customer-service focused attitude.



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