OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSING. ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSE (OHN). Aim of the roles of OHN. To promote health at work To protect the health of the worker Care for work-related injuries and illness Committed to client’s wellness which involves - health promotion
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- health promotion
- disease and injury prevention
- health education
- care and safety management
Dorward (1993 cited by Oakley)
The position of a person in a particular situation and the degree to which they are involved it it or the duty they are expected to perform.
(Cambridge International Dictionary 1995)
9. Institute personal protective programs
10. Initiate referrals to hospitals and clinics
11. Conduct health screening programs
12. Conduct health training programs
13. Manage workers compensation claims
14. Maintain professionalism and ethical
15. Adhere to legal requirements in exercising
StudentSpecific Roles of the OHN
It is important for the OHN to provide health care with accountability, respect for human dignity and self-worth and to consider the ethical, spiritual, cultural and corporate sensitivities.