Minimum Qualifications: NYS licensed LPN and 3 years experience in occupational health or relevant health care experience required. CPR certification required. Certification in spirometry, audiometry testing along with proficiency in phlebotomy and EKG a plus. Knowledge of Workers Compensation and various types of health insurance desired. Must possess good computer skills and a thorough understanding of medical terminology. Computer proficiency in EPIC, EMR, Microsoft Word and Excel desired. Spanish speaking a plus.
Job Standard / Operational Needs: Work in conjunction with Nurse Case Manager Assistant in performing direct and indirect patient related duties under direction of Nurse Practitioner. Assist with case management including obtaining authorization for treatment following Workers Compensation Board guidelines. Arrange referrals to other practices & schedule tests with documentation in EPIC. Receive patient telephone calls, assist patients or refer to appropriate staff and document information in EPIC. Interact with patients, attorneys, physicians, insurance companies, medical facilities and family members to assist with plan of care. Provide education to patients about the Workers Compensation system and private insurance. Maintain clinical equipment and supplies including scheduled calibration, and service warranties. Perform limited diagnostic coding for Occupational Health Network database, complete forms and communicate test results. Assist with committee work and CQI activities as directed. Assist with preparation, execution and follow up of screenings. Prepare patients for examination and perform diagnostic testing during clinic sessions as needed.
About State University of New York Upstate Medical University
SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care. Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by i...ts four colleges?Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies (biomedical sciences). Since 2006, student enrollment has grown by 30% as Upstate responds to the needs of the region. As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients. The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people, often the most seriously ill and injured, and includes Upstate University Hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus; Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and numerous satellite sites.