The Director for Occupational Health will be responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the CHRISTUS Associate Health services. Manage outsourced vendor relationships, cost and performance, and ensure compliance with all regulatory and legal requirements. Assess policies and procedures and drive change. Collaborate with ministry leadership, Associate Health Services, and Human Resources to effectively communicate, implement and administer all Associate Health programs. Efforts will require effective collaboration with Associate Wellness and Associate Workers Compensation programs. Possess excellent communication and facilitation skills to work collaboratively across a diverse array of internal stakeholders, with a demonstrated expertise in delivering information on program status, risks, deadlines, budget, and other related activities to stakeholder groups and upper level leadership for a variety of projects within the Associate Health program.
Promotes safety and protection of patients and Associates through effective assessment and surveillance of all individuals affiliating with CHRISTUS, that may pose risk to the patients and environments in which we serve. The scope of this assessment includes Associates, contract personnel, volunteers and students.
Associates Health Services will screen all Associates with patient contact for a health impairment, which poses potential risk to patients or other Associates or might interfere with the performance of duties. This role will serve as the Associate Health contact for CHRISTUS Corporate facilities where business services occur and no patient care services are provided.
Associates Health Services, in accordance with State and Federal Laws, ensures the protection of all privileged health information received and maintained with confidentiality for those served by the department.
Facilitates and manages Associate health and staff development functions within the ministries. The Associates health element of this position includes infection control, coordinating all elements of the Associate injury management process, health care worker health programs and Associate safety.
Responsible for systems of surveillance, maintaining records, data collection, and assessment, evaluation of event reporting at the ministry and system levels.
Facilitates staff development through orientation, hands-on training, competency evaluations, preceptorships, and audits. Promotes quality care through the development of knowledge, skills, and aptitude of staff.
Facilitates standardized processes for the conduction of new-hire health screenings and employee annuals.
Oversees the flu immunization and future immunization programs, like COVID-19.
Assists with the design, implementation and growth of CHRISTUS Associate Health programs to support the needs of Associates, vendors and clinicians.
Leads the development of program standards and outcome measures, and ensures Associate health and medicine service excellence across CHRISTUS Health.
Responsible for establishing and achieving annual financial and quality measures for the Associate Health program.
The Director works effectively internal and external stakeholders to achieve the goals and objectives of CHRISTUS Health.
Registered nurse license
Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in nursing or comparable healthcare field. Preferred: Graduate Degree
Experience: Minimum: 5 or more years' experience in the delivery or coordination of Occupational Health
Experience achieving business and operational objectives
Technology experience to enhance services and performance
Track record of developing and growing programs
Ability to Multitask and Prioritize - Effective leadership of multiple disciplines in varying locations; able to manage and meaningfully progress many projects with varied stakeholders.
Analytical - Understand, develop, assess and utilize metrics, data, and reports effectively; critical thinking to resolve issues timely.
Customer Relations - Interact professionally with clients, providers, patients, families, and associates.
Computer Systems - Adopt and use new technologies to enhance efficiency and experience.
Management Experience - Manage multiple direct reports in proximal and remote work sites.
Medical Terminology - Deep knowledge of Occupational Health and Medicine delivery.
Microsoft Office - Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Organizational - Implement process improvement; innovate and improve services, processes and demonstrate results
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.