Are you an experienced Disability Management Advisor who is passionate about healthcare? We are seeking an organized and analytical thinker to join our amazing Workplace Health and Safety team for a temporary one year term until return of incumbent.
The Disability Management Advisor (DMA) supports employees requiring disability management (DM) services through the development and management of comprehensive Stay at Work / Return to Work (SAW / RTW) programs after onset of illness / injury to mitigate the associated disability burden.
The DMA develops, implements, monitors, and updates comprehensive case management plans that include early intervention;
provision of rehabilitation services; and treatment referrals, return to work management, vocational rehabilitation services, and / or implementation of duty to accommodate agreements.
The DMA promotes Disability Management (DM) best practice; provides expert advice and training; maintains financial accountability;
and liaises and negotiates with key stakeholder groups that include employees, managers, unions, insurance carriers, treatment providers, HR Consulting, and lawyers to create effective opportunities for SAW / RTW arrangements.
Education, Training, and Experience
A Bachelor’s and / or Master’s degree in a health discipline such as Kinesiology, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, or Occupational Health Nursing.
Registration with the appropriate professional organization (as applicable).
Five years of recent, related experience in healthcare, a large multi-union environment, and / or a similarly complex organization and / or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
A Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) designation with the International DM Standards Council is an asset.
Skills and Abilities
Demonstrates knowledge of disability management principles and practice. Consistently maintains and employs professional standards of practice, standards of ethics, legislation, collective agreements, provincial and federal guidelines, and clinical practice guidelines.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, problem-solve, and prioritize work.
Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking, research, and conceptual skills.
Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with others in highly sensitive, personal, medical situations.
Ability to communicate effectively utilizing all communication vehicles.
Ability to work independently and as a team member.
Proficiency in the use of computers, using a variety of software applications.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.