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Return-to-Work Representative

Company: Sedgwick
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

The 'Apply with SEEK' option will be utilized for International applicants, mainly Australia. If this does not apply to you please use the 'Apply' option. Return-to-Work Representative IF YOU CARE, THERE'S A PLACE FOR YOU HEREFor a career path that is both challenging and rewarding, join Sedgwick's talented team of 27,000 colleagues around the globe. Sedgwick is a leading provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. Taking care of people is at the heart of everything we do. Millions of people and organizations count on Sedgwick each year to take care of their needs when they face a major life event or something unexpected happens. Whether they have a workplace injury, suffer property or financial loss or damage from a natural or manmade disaster, are involved in an auto or other type of accident, or need time away from work for the birth of a child or another medical situation, we are here to provide compassionate care and expert guidance. Our clients depend on our talented colleagues to take care of their most valuable assets-their employees, their customers and their property. At Sedgwick, caring counts -. Join our team of creative and caring people of all backgrounds, and help us make a difference in the lives of others. PRIMARY PURPOSE: -To negotiate, facilitate and monitor successful return-to-work of claimants within appropriate disability duration guidelines and to assist case management staff with client competence decisions for individual positions. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Determines objective, quantifiable, medically supported work restrictions for assigned claims.
  • Facilitates return-to-work (RTW) and accommodation efforts through negotiation with client, treatment provider and claimant; completes all accommodation/RTW related jurisdictional or client directed documentation, notification, or reporting; and documents client contact in claim notes as per Sedgwick CMS standards.
  • Adheres to medical and legal regulations and accreditation standards in written communication.
  • Contacts employers to determine specific information regarding employment area (i.e. training/education needed, physical demands, wages and benefits, availability, etc.); ascertains the specific physical tolerances, vocational skills and essential job functions needed for specific employment positions as requested by referral sources or employers; and - recommends necessary adaptive equipment as needed.
  • Maintains regular contact with clients following placement as per program guidelines, contacts involved individuals regarding progress on each case and makes suggestions as needed for changing plans.
  • Works closely with team members to ensure smooth transition from medical case management into job placement.
  • Performs other tasks related to accommodation/RTW evaluation and work adjustment as needed. ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Performs other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Education & LicensingHS Diploma/GED required. - Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred. ExperienceThree (3) years of related experience including one (1) year of return-to-work or job accommodation experience or three (3) years of claims management experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Skills & Knowledge
      • Working knowledge of return-to work or job accommodation procedures
      • Good technical knowledge of claims management procedures
      • Excellent oral and written communications, including presentation skills
      • PC literate, including Microsoft Office products
      • Analytical and interpretive skills
      • Strong organizational skills
      • Excellent interpersonal skills
      • Excellent negotiation skills
      • Ability to work in a team environment
      • Ability to meet or exceed Performance Competencies WORK ENVIRONMENTWhen applicable and appropriate, consideration will be given to reasonable accommodations. Mental: - Clear and conceptual thinking ability; excellent judgment, troubleshooting, problem solving, analysis, and discretion; ability to handle work-related stress; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; and ability to meet deadlines Physical: - Computer keyboarding, travel as required Auditory/Visual: - Hearing, vision and talking The statements contained in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a colleague assigned to this description. - They are not intended to constitute a comprehensive list of functions, duties, or local variances. - Management retains the discretion to add or to change the duties of the position at any time. Sedgwick -is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.

Keywords: Sedgwick, Eden Prairie , Return-to-Work Representative, Other , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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