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The Brody School of Medicine/Office of Prospective Health
Employee Health

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Office of Prospective Health
Ed Warren Life Science Building
Room 188


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The Division of Employee Health provides services to the Employees of East Carolina University in the following areas:


  •   Screening and immunizations to meet OSHA and other requirements (mainly for health care workers)
  •   Medical evaluations for infectious exposures
  •   Medical evaluation and treatment for work-related illness, injuries or other exposures.



                                                          Lori 5
                                                                  Lori White, RN 
                                                            Employee Health Nurse




Mandatory Protocols for the following services:
Blood Exposures -
  • If you have a blood exposure you must call 744-2070 ASAP for instructions and an appointment. 

Employee Injuries -

  • ALL employee injuries must be reported to Donna Davis at 328-6166. If you need medical attention, Donna Davis will make an appointment for you to be seen in our office. 
TB Skin Test (PPD) -
  • New employees - Receive ppd during new hire employee orientation
  • Current employees - Each ECU department is scheduled during the year for PPD testing.  Please wait and attend during your department's scheduled time for your PPD.  
  • If you require a PPD other than the times listed above, please call 744-2070 to schedule an appointment.
Bloodborne Pathogen Mandatory Online Testing (BBP/TB) -
  • New employees - Receive BBP/TB mandatory training during new hire employee orientation 
  • Current employees - Each ECU department is scheduled during the year for BBP/TB mandatory testing.  Please wait and complete during your department's scheduled time for BBP/TB testing.   
  • Not listed on Blackboard - If your BBP/TB training is not listed on your Blackboard site, please email Nikki Page your name, email address and request to be added.  (
Training Certificate -
  • Email for your BBP/TB training certificate.  Your certificate will be sent within 2 weeks.

Fit Testing -

  • It is mandatory that you please call 744-2070 to schedule a time for your fit test. 

Immunization Record Request -





After-Hours Exposure at ECU:


Blood Exposure Information


Step #1: - Risk Assessment

Have the clinic attending physician or head nurse fill out the Risk

  Assessment Referral Form. If there is a history of HIV infection

  of significant risk factors you may be be referred to the

  Emergency Department.


Step #2: - Bloodwork

The clinic personnel needs to obtain bloodwork on the source

  patient (HIV, Help B Surface Antigen and Antibody, Help C

  Antibody and RR).


Step #3: - Report to Employee Health

Report to Employee Health as soon as possible the next

  working day between 7:45am - 4:45pm.



After-Hours Exposure at PCMH:


If the exposure occurs at PCMH after hours, consult

   the nursing coordinator at PCMH to initiate the

   after-hours referral process.


You may call 744-8500 to review the procedure

   or consult the ECU Infection Control Manual.




Human Blood/Body Fluid Exposure: 


human blood

Report Immediately! 

If source patient is HIV positive, preventive treatment         
  should be given as soon as possible, or within 24 hours. 
  Call 744-2070, or 744-3545 during normal work 
  hours (7:45-4:45).  


Injuries at Work:

Injuries, work injuries


Please take the following steps when injured on the job:       




Your supervisor will contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety,

  which administers the Workers Compensation Program, 328-6166.


The Office of Environmental Health and Safety will arrange for your

  medical care.


If you have a life-threatening emergency, go to PCMH Emergency Department

  and have your supervisor report the incident to the Office of Environmental Health

  and Safety ASAP.




There are situations when an ECU supervisor may desire to obtain our medical opinion:
Is an employee capable of performing their ECU occupational duties
  based on their personal health status either physical or mental?                          
How can a work restriction imposed by an employee’s personal physician
  can be met at ECU?
Can an employee who has been out of work with significant or a 
  prolonged illness safely return to work? Or a supervisor may be
  concerned that the employee is not able to perform their expected
  job duties based on observation of deteriorating performance, a pattern
  of  erratic attendance, or other indicator that suggests a change in health 
  status impacting work performance.
In such cases a fit for duty or return to work evaluation may be requested by 
  the supervisor. A Human Resources Employee Relations Specialist should be
  consulted whenever such an evaluation is contemplated to ensure that ECU
  policies regarding leave time, FMLA and short or long-term disability are
  followed. The supervisor should contact the Employee Health physician to
  provide information about their observations and concerns. A copy of the
  employee’s job description will be needed to compare the expected
  occupational demands with their current capabilities.
If the employee’s return to work or continued presence in the workplace
  could create a health risk for themselves or others, they should not return
  until cleared. (Administrative leave may be granted to complete this evaluation
  process, at the discretion of the supervisor and the Human Resources Employee
  Relations Specialist.) If the employee is found to be medically unable to perform
  their occupational duties, they will be referred to their personal physician for
  treatment; ECU leave and/or disability policies will govern time away from work.
  After treatment resolves or improves the condition and the employee’s personal
  physician certifies that they may return to work, the employee will be
  re-evaluated by ECU Employee Health to verify fitness for duty and safe return
  to work. See the 2008 Human Resources document Employee Resources Program
  for more information.