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Director-Employee/Occupational Health

Req #: 4952
Division: Health & Wellness
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Hours: Location:
Compensation Type: Salaried
Facility: JPOC 1350
Location: 1350 S. Main Street, Fort Worth

JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system for Tarrant County in North Texas. Anchored by a 537-bed acute care hospital, the network includes more than 46 community-based clinics, including 20 school-based clinics. John Peter Smith Hospital is home to Tarrant County’s first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, its only psychiatric emergency services site and has the largest family medicine residency program in the nation. Our network employs more than 6,500 people.
Acclaim is our medical practice group and is comprised of a multispecialty medical practice group designed to align clinical providers with a common set of incentives and expectations supporting operational, financial and clinical performance improvement.
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Description: The Director of Employee Medical and Occupational Health Services is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, integrating and managing the activities of employee medical and occupational health services. This position ensures the facility and/or department operates within budget and in accordance with established performance standards. The Director of Employee Medical and Occupational Health Services also evaluates the effectiveness of patient services and develops quality patient care initiatives for the employee health clinic. Typical Duties:

  1. Directs and manages the hospital’s occupational and employee health services.
  2. Manages employee clinical operations and ensures timely appointments and services are being provided to employees and their dependents.
  3. Directs and evaluates work activities for employee medical and occupational health team members.
  4. Performs annual performance reviews, develops goals and objectives and identifies training needs for team members. Provides coaching and development counseling.
  5. Provides input into the hiring decisions and recommendations for team members.
  6. Directs and implements alignment of initiatives and processes which will improve cohort management and improve clinical and financial outcomes.
  7. Defines and oversees implementation of a population stratification methodology that support identification of subpopulations that require specific services at specified intervals.
  8. Partners with Human Resources Total Rewards to implement and evaluate strategic planning and initiatives and programs that improve workforce health and well-being.
  9. Prepares department operating budgets on an annual basis and monitors areas of responsibility for compliance within current budget; develops cost estimates, forecasts and expenditures to optimize rewards mix and ensures good governance and compliance processes.
  10. Establishes solid working relationships with Human Resources, Infection Control, and Compliance departments to ensure adherence to federal reporting and regulatory standards.
  11. Coordinates pre-employment assessments and drug screens; coordinates random drug screening program for employees.
  12. Leads post injury investigation of all injuries and provides data and trending information on injuries.
  13. Manages the development of programs designed to prevent injuries through investigation and remediation of hazards in the workplace.
  14. Oversees the worker’s compensation insurance carrier and their relationship to JPS Health Network.
  15. Coordinates the development and implementations of programs, special projects, research studies and other divisional initiatives to identify best practices and process improvements in order to promote functional efficiency and productivity.
  16. Participates in Leadership Development activities; implements strategies and processes to improve employee morale and performance.
  17. Acts as a role model for Studer principles with patient care; work with clinical managers, practitioners, and team members to create and improve patient care.
  18. Performs other related duties as assigned.



    Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Business, Human Resources, Health Care Administration or related area from an accredited College or University.
  • 8 plus years experience in managing occupational health programs and/or employee clinic operations.
  • 3 plus years clinical management experience demonstrating progressive leadership practices.
  • 2 plus years of experience in MS Office Professional suite to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing, Business, Human Resources, Health Care Administration or related area from an accredited College or University.
  • Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

  • Current licensure by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas or proof of reciprocity of licensure between the State of Texas and another state and must maintain license throughout employment.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Location Address:
1350 S. Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76104
United States