Director Employee and Occupational Health


Position Details

Department: CORP | Occupational Health
Category: Director/Management
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 780738
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position plans and directs the activities and functions of the Occupational Health Programs in accordance with all applicable standards, state and federal regulations and guidelines. These health care system-wide programs include preplacement health screenings for all employees, volunteers, and contractors within the Phoenix Children’s organization to assure employees health and physical capabilities during employment; case management of Workers Compensation claims to support appropriate medical care, provide assistance in accommodations when needed, and evaluate the post injury investigations to prevent future employee harm; oversees the employee COVID management response including COVID testing, sick time, and determination of safety to return to work after a COVID infection; administers the Respiratory Protection program including a review of the annual risk assessment and fit testing program for all Phoenix Children’s locations; provides post exposure follow up guidance for all work-related pathogen exposures; and obtains and ensures that Medical Directives from the Occupational Health Medical Director are renewed annually and adhere to current CDC/ Health Department.

Position Duties

  1. Management
    • Develops and supervises staff through provision of timely feedback and use of appropriate Human Resource policies and tools to ensure maintenance of desired performance and quality standards.
    • Plans, develops, and manages Occupational Health program strategies and operational budgets to ensure provision of services consistent with desired objectives delivered responsibly across the health care system.
    • Develop and refine policies, processes, and procedures to create efficient and well documented standards of care.
    • Prepares and distributes monthly status and statistical reports of occupational health activities.
  2. Safety & Infection Control
    • Develops, implements and evaluates the effectiveness of a variety of employee health and wellness, injury, infection, and exposure prevention education programs; works collaboratively with Infection Control, Safety, and Benefits departments to identify appropriate program materials and speakers.
    • Works collaboratively and in conjunction with Infection Control and Safety departments to investigate occupational health hazards to ensure development and implementation of appropriate preventative measures to reduce potential exposure.
    • Works collaboratively and in conjunction with Infection Control to plan, develop, and direct a comprehensive Occupational Health program to ensure timely notification and communication with employees and departments of required health screens, immunizations, and incidents of communicable disease exposure
  3. Health Assessments
    • Performs initial triage and follow up of all employee injuries/illness with referrals to appropriate contracted physicians or counseling facility for treatment in accordance with established protocols to ensure compliance with DNV, CDC, CMS, OSHA, DHS and ADA guidelines.
    • Performs pre-employment, For Cause, and return to work health assessments on all employees, volunteers, and contracted staff to ensure ongoing compliance with applicable OSHA, JCAHO, DHS and ADA requirements and guidelines, including drug-free workplace standards.
  4. Return to Work & Disability Process
    • Works closely with insurance broker to report injuries, review, and monitor Worker’s Compensation claims to ensure optimal insurance rating.
    • Works collaboratively with department Directors and appropriate health care providers, workers compensation, and short-term disability programs to coordinate early return to work for modified duty functions to ensure timely staff availability and placement in accordance with abilities and competence.
  5. Administrative Responsibilities
    • Documents and maintains current both hard and softcopy employee health files and records in accordance with applicable regulations and confidentiality standards to ensure ongoing availability of information.
  6. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Associate's degree in nursing.
2. Bachelor's degree in nursing.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Five years Employee Health experience to include responsibility for Occupational Health program administration.
2. Experience with case management of on the job lost work injuries.
3. One year experience with Windows based software Health & Safety program administration.
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current State of Arizona RN license from a compact state with multistate privileges or the ability to establish licensure according to Arizona law prior to start date.
2. Current BLS certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association.
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Constantly
6. Physical Requirement - Standing - Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Occasionally
8. Physical Requirement - Talking - Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Walking - Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
15. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
16. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
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