You're an Occupational Therapist ready for your next challenge. Here's a unique opportunity to use your clinical, consultation and coordination skills. Join L&I. Help assist injured workers return to work as quickly and safely as possible. As an Occupational Therapist, you serve as a consultant and educator. You'll identify injured workers medical, rehabilitation, and return to work needs, and serve as an ergonomic resource to employers. You'll maintain a caseload of Early Return to Work assignments, consulting and coordinating with all parties (claims manager, worker/attorney, attending physician and employer), to develop a plan of action to return worker to the workplace within the parameters of workers' restrictions. Some of what you will do:
Provide Return to Work (RTW) assistance to employer of injury and the worker.
Facilitate and coordinate medically necessary health care to expedite RTW and claim resolution, as appropriate.
Coordinate RTW efforts including evaluations of worksite to complete job descriptions and modify jobs.
Assist employers in developing light duty jobs, job descriptions and job offer letters.
Facilitate or conduct job modification and ergonomic assessments for injured worker.
Consult with employer on risk management and claims management practices.
Conduct on-site Ergonomic evaluations to assist employers in preventing musculoskeletal injuries.
Facilitate or conduct home and vehicle modifications for injured workers.
Develop and present educational workshops for employers, employees, and other professionals in the field of occupational health and prevention of work related musculoskeletal disorders.
Who should apply: Occupational Therapists licensed to practice occupational therapy in the State of Washington or have a valid probationary certificate issued by the State of Washington to practice occupational therapy. Must have working knowledge of laws, rules and policies regarding vocational rehabilitation services. Here's what we are looking for:
Excellent consultation skills and ability to employ expertise and credibility to help sponsor identify, evaluate and resolve sensitive issues, problems and needs.
Demonstrated ability to build rapport and partner with others.
Ability to mediate disputes, enhance understanding of divergent interests, and identify common ground for workable solutions.
Communicate clearly and concisely in writing and oral communications on both technical and non-technical levels.
Strong coordination skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to prepare for and provide educational presentations and ergonomic workshops for employers, employees and other professionals.
Professional, prompt, dependable, maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality and professionalism at all times.
About Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I)
Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) employs 2,700 people in a variety of challenging jobs in 20 cities across Washington State. Our central office is located in Tumwater, close to the state capitol in Olympia. We draw employees from many different professions in the insurance and health fields, and in the trades, to provide a diverse array of services to the people and businesses of Washingto...n State. Our responsibilities include managing the state workers' compensation system, workplace safety and health and 23 other programs, including many dedicated to assuring public safety. L&I is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
. The chance to make a difference.
. Fulfilling work protecting the people and workers of Washington.
. Excellent health and retirement benefits.
. Generous paid vacation and holidays.
. Career opportunities across Washington State.
. Professional training and development opportunities.
. Flexible scheduling options.
. We promote wellness at L&I.
. Active continuing education reimbursement program.
. Great people to work with.