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Company: Mercy
Location: Springfield, MO
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


We're a Little Different


Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

At Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals – careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its “Top 100 Places to Work.”



The Co-worker Health Nurse is a critical job that works closely with all co-workers from day one.

  • Plans, organizes, directs and performs all activities of the co-worker health services in concert with federal and state requirements and regulatory agencies.
  • Processes new co-workers for a health assessment at hire, which includes pre-employment drug testing, health medical history, lab work, chest x-ray if indicated and immunization status.
  • Supports and administers co-worker TB skin screening program in compliance with state regulations.
  • Performs respirator fit testing and training as indicated.
  • Promotes and administers annual Influenza and other vaccines to all co-workers working in the facility. Maintains knowledge of all immunizations being administered in order to communicate and assess contraindications to giving the vaccine, possible side effects, and precautions the co-worker should know about before taking any vaccine.
  • Works closely with co-workers following on the job injuries to provide quality care and follow up to injured workers. Communicates and works with departments, supervisors and team leaders regarding ill or injured co-workers as necessary. Works to return co-workers injured on the job to restricted duty.
  • Provides first aid to employees as necessary.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of co-workers regarding drug screens, illnesses, injuries
    and health records.
  • Compiles annual and monthly reports and presents these reports to appropriate committees in order to assist these committees to comply with requirements of Joint Commission, The applicable state Department of Health and other government agencies.
  • Keeps current on Co-worker Health related issues; adjusting policies and procedures
    as indicated to meet changes in requirements for co-workers working in a health care
  • May assist in administering the worker's compensation program following state Worker's Compensation Commission rules and regulations.
  • Works with co-workers to promote committee guidance and education in multiple committees, i.e., wellness committee, needlestick safety and environmental safety.
  • Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.
  • Communicates effectively by providing concise, effective and accurate verbal and written communications regarding co-worker health operations.


  • Required Experience: 2 years of hospital/clinical experience
  • Required Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Required Licensure: Current, unencumbered RN or LPN license in the state of Missouri
  • Certifications: Current BLS certification through the American Heart Association is required
  • Other: Must be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills


We Offer Great Benefits:

Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!


We're bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.

At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of your day, especially the tough ones. You will have opportunities to pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience through advanced technology and innovative procedures. We're expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it all.

What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy?

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.


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