This position administers the companys return-to-work program for injured or disabled employees. Assures that the organizations Return-to-Work (RTW) process is consistently meeting expectations for performance, process integrity, and program outcomes.
Administers the Return to Work program by developing and fostering business relationships with medical providers, internal management and facility resources. Educates and advises these individuals regarding the desired quality and outcomes of the RTW program.
Works collaboratively with disability management staff to evaluate pre-existing medical conditions that may affect Light Duty Work (LDW) placement with safe work assignments. Researches and recommends appropriate capacity and function required in the employees existing work assignments, and potential light duty work assignment placements.
Advises home and temporary (if applicable) department staff of RTW program placements, discusses RTW opportunities and limitations, and coordinates employee temporary placement with facility management and Human Resources.
Acts as a liaison to resolve any conflict between supervisors and employees regarding LDW placement and work assignment limitations. Provides training, guidance and support to individual departments in the operation of the RTW processes. Ensures understanding and facilitates compliance with work limitations and restrictions for employees in the LDW placements.
Monitors results and assesses the success of the program by creating performance metrics and establishing initial and frequent communication to evaluate the light duty work success and reports these results to leadership. Provides regular and ad hoc reports.
Facilitates RTW activities with Occupational Health staff related to timely work release evaluations and assuring that appropriate documentation is provided to disability management staff.
Requires an Associates degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge and experience.
Requires three or more years of work-related experience, and a demonstrated competence in disability administration. Must have significant experience in return to permanent-modified or alternate-work programs and processes.
Requires the ability to work effectively with all common office software.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Internal Number: 247584
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