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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
252-744-2070
 

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Lori Willford, RN   Employee Health Nurse     
Employee Health Nurse

            

 
       Office Hours: Monday-Friday
            7:45 am-4:45 pm
 

 

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EMPLOYEE HEALTH

 

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

 

  Screening and immunizations to meet State and Federal OSHA guidelines

  Medical evaluations for infectious exposures

  Medical evaluation and treatment for work-related illness, injuries or other exposures

 

Human Blood/Body Fluid Exposures

BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN EXPOSURE CONTROL PLAN (link)

During Normal Work Hours: 

If you have a blood exposure during normal work hours (M-F; 7:45 am-4:45 pm) contact Prospective Health at 744-2070 promptly for instructions.  Baseline labs will be ordered on the source patient.  If source patient is HIV+, post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) will be administered to you as soon as possible.

After Hours (ECU): 

If you have an exposure occurs after hours at an ECU clinic, the clinic personnel should order a blood exposure panel source patient (rapid HIV, Hepatitis B surface antigen, Hepatitis B core antibody, Hepatitis B surface antibody and Hepatitis C antibody). 
  • If the rapid HIV test on the source patient is positive, the exposed employee should report to the Emergency Department immediately to initiate PEP.

  • Contact Prospective Health on the next business day to resume blood exposure management and surveillance.

After Hours (Vidant):

If exposure occurs after hours at Vidant Medical Center, call the blood exposure reporting line at 847-8500 for instructions.

Employee Injuries - NOTIFY YOUR SUPERVISOR IMMEDIATELY!

Life threatening Injuries:

  • Dial 911 for assistance. Once care has been established, have your supervisor report the incident to the Office of Environmental Health and Safety as soon as possible.

Non-life threatening injuries:  

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 attend during your department's scheduled time.  

If you require a PPD other than your scheduled update, please call 744-2070 to make an appointment.

Bloodborne Pathogen/Tuberculosis Mandatory Online Training (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 training.  Please complete during your department's scheduled time for BBP/TB training.   

Missing Link on Blackboard - If your BBP/TB training link  (BBP_TB) is not listed under "My Courses" on your Blackboard site https://blackboard.ecu.edu, please email your name, e-mail address and request to Nikki Page at pagen@ecu.edu.

Training Certificate -

  • Your BBP/TB training certificate is online and can be printed after completing your BBP/TB training.  A copy should go to your supervisor for your personnel record.  Physicians or employees associated with Vidant Health should fax a copy to Vidant Health's Credentialing Office at 847-8068.

N95 Respirator Fit Testing

New employees - All required health care providers will be fit tested during new hire employee orientation

Current employees - Each ECU department is scheduled during the year for respirator fit testing.  Please attend during your department's scheduled time.  

Immunization Record Request

All immunization record requests must be emailed to ONE of the following:

Please note that your immunization record will be emailed to you 

 

Return to Work/Fit for Duty Evaluations:     

 
There are situations when an ECU supervisor may desire to obtain our medical opinion.  Such incidents may include:
 
Is an employee capable of performing their ECU occupational duties based on their personal health status either physical or mental?                          
 

Can a work restriction imposed by an employee’s personal physician be met at ECU?

 
Can an employee who has been out of work with a significant or prolonged illness safely return to work?
 
What if a supervisor is 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.  
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Training/Education

 

FORMS

Annual Employee Health History Update
New Employee Basic Health History

Basic Health History Form - ANIMAL USERS

 
LINKS