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Occupational Injury Clinic
The Occupational Injury Clinic assesses and treats work related injury and illnesses and provides post-exposure assessment and management of blood-borne pathogen injuries (i.e. HIV, HBV, and HCV).
Our Programs and Services:
Acute Injury Management
Provide prompt, efficient and quality medical care to employees who have sustained acute non-urgent work related injuries utilizing evidence-based medicine and ACOEM guidelines.
Repetitive Trauma Management
Evaluation of cumulative trauma disorders occurring in the workplace with emphasis on diagnosis, treatment and identification of causative ergonomic stressors.
Coordinate prompt referral of injured employees requiring more extensive medical care to other specialty providers in accordance with medical management guidelines and expedite recommended diagnostic tests and treatment.
24-Hour Hotline Needle Stick and Body Fluid Exposure Management (5-STIX)
Provide a timely evaluation and initial management following bloodborne pathogen exposure including testing of known exposure source.
Click here to fill out STIX Report Form.
Note: The Occupational Injury Clinic launched a new online web-form for reporting Low Risk Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Incidents (CDC Link). This web-form is available anytime and from anywhere if you are an employee of the JHMI/JHU working on the East Baltimore campus and have been accidentally exposed to a low risk potentially infectious body fluids.
The goal of this web-form is to provide employees with a convenient mechanism of reporting the incident during their busy schedules and will improve reporting compliance as well. The website will NOT replace the 5-STIX hotline that is available 24 hours a day for employees needing assistance and counseling. This form does not apply to individuals who sustain an animal related pathogen exposure. Any work-related injury/accident still requires you to complete, sign and submit an Incident Report separately.
- Communicate closely with department managers/supervisors that work-related injuries sustained by their employees are reported and evaluated promptly.
- Collaborate with worker’s compensation case manager to facilitate medical treatment and referral including PT, OT, Pharmacy, DME and community resources.
- Facilitate completion of ergonomic surveys, safety investigation and job analysis by working closely with Environmental Safety Officers.
- Work closely with employee’s managers/supervisors regarding employee’s work status and outlined restrictions whether a reasonable accommodation can be made.
- Coordinate with Disability Case Managers (DCM) transitional duty assignments for hospital employees with non-accommodated work restrictions.
- Provide periodic and episodic medical management of employees with known history of work-related injuries.
- Manage and provide a comprehensive follow up evaluation of employees with bloodborne pathogen exposure following CDC guidelines and infectious disease recommendations.
- Provide liaison with Workers Compensation Claims Office and the injured employee to expedite decisions regarding issues of their claims, lost time and medical bill.
Johns Hopkins Occupational Injury Clinic
Location: Blalock 139
Baltimore, MD 21205
Nimisha Kalia, MD, MPH, MBA - Medical Director
Conrad G. Utanes, MS, CRNP - Manager
Rowena Villacorta, MS, CRNP
Penny Padousis MS, CRNP
Jisoon Hwang, MS, CRNP
Joy Jones-Sellers - Staff Assistant
Karen Caldwell MS - Occupational Health Service Coordinator
Part-Time Medical Attending Staff
Robert Lavin, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Edward Cohen, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon
Justin Bailey, MD, PhD - Infectious Disease
Michael Chattergoon. MD, PhD - Infectious Disease