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Beth Israel Lahey Health Director, Employee Health in Boston, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Day (United States of America)

Leadership and management for one or more Employee Health departments supporting hospital and other BILH entity employees. Leads Employee Health initiatives and programs including but not limited to preplacement health screening, exposure management of communicable diseases, workplace safety, workers compensation, and entity quality metrics at multiple entities. Ensure quality and service standards are being met in collaboration with local entities and BILH leadership.

Job Description:

The Employee Health Director utilizes a full range of both clinical and management skills in providing:

  1. Oversight of employee/occupational health services to employees in a variety of simple and complex situations and for the purpose of employee/occupational health management.

  2. Direction for case management to facilitate positive outcomes for employees impacted by occupational injury, illness, or exposure.

  3. Program development and management related to the occupational health needs of the organizations.

  4. Occupational health expertise in collaboration with other members of the health and safety infrastructure to provide consultation as needed by member of the organization.

  5. Communications and training to effectively educate employees and supervisors about occupational risk and their role in reducing risk of injury and illness 6. Maintains a relationship with organization leadership including but not limited to HR, Infection Prevention, Safety, Facilities, and Environmental Services.

  6. Responsible for oversight of workers compensation management, medical surveillance programs, communicable disease exposures, and management of blood and body fluid exposures.

  7. Collaborate with leaders, Medical Director, Safety officers, and Infection Prevention at each local entity to establish and maintain compliance with regulatory agencies.

9.Manages and oversees Employee Health budget.

  1. Plans and organizes preventative maintenance programs, e.g. immunization programs, including but not limited to the annual colleague influenza vaccination and COVID-19 vaccination programs.

  2. Hiring, training, and evaluation of department staff to ensure the clinic operates efficiently and provides excellent customer service.

  3. Strong support for staff professional development.

Organizational Requirements:

In partnership with BILH Employee Health and HR leadership, formulates and executes the strategic plan for Employee Health across multiple entities. Ensuring alignment with BILH strategy. Develops relationships with senior leaders, HR, clinical, and business leaders at both locations to understand their needs as it relates to Employee/Occupational Health.

Comply with all BILH entity Policies.

Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor in Nursing or equivalent

Licensure, Certification & Registration:

RN Required


Outstanding interpersonal skills

Occupational Health Nursing experience preferred/minimum 5 years

Previous Management experience required

Excellent project development and management skills

Working knowledge of Massachusetts Worker's Compensation Laws

Strong Computer skills with Microsoft office required

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled