Disability Case Manager/RN

  • The Hospital for Sick Children
  • May 15, 2019
Full time

Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Occupational Health, the Disability Case Manager/RN will assume responsibility for the delivery of Occupational Health Services and programs. In collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team, the Disability Case Manager/RN employs best practice disability management principles to facilitate stay-at-work and/or early-and-safe RTW following worker’s injuries or illnesses. In addition to; baseline health assessments and health surveillance in accordance with the OHA//OMA Communicable Disease Surveillance Protocols.

Here’s What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Determine an employee’s ability to work by assessing their capabilities and work capacity to the essential job duties
  • Case management of employees' occupational and non-occupational illnesses/injuries
  • Monitor employees’ absences through regular views of medical documents and communication with employees and their healthcare providers to promote early and safe return to work.  
  • Develop, implement and monitor transitional return to work plans and accommodations in consultation with employees, healthcare providers, managers, human resources and applicable unions
  • In collaboration with HR management, develop and implement proactive, evidence based disability/ability management strategies and programs accompanied by effective policy, communication, stakeholder engagement and education.
  • Provide direct primary nursing care to all staff
  • Promote, monitor, evaluate and respond to the staff absence reporting system
  • Provide first aid and perform physical assessments of ill/injured staff
  • Perform timely reporting of work related injuries
  • Perform risk assessments and provide appropriate intervention for needle stick injuries, blood borne pathogen exposures, etc.
  • Provide routine TB surveillance for staff with patient contact
  • Conduct new hire employee immunization screening and health history reviews
  • Liaise with Infection Control to identify communicable diseases exposures and outbreaks and complete appropriate follow up for employees as per OHA guidelines
  • Administration of routine vaccines
  • Coordinate and implement influenza vaccine campaign/clinics
  • Provide support and counseling to employees on Attendance Support program
  • Evaluate fitness to work
  • Provide crisis intervention to distressed staff and make appropriate referrals to community facilities or services
  • Determine an employee’s ability to work by assessing their capabilities and work capacity to the essential job duties
  • Case management of employees' occupational and non-occupational illnesses/injuries
  • Monitor employees’ absences through regular views of medical documents and communication with employees and their healthcare providers to promote early and safe return to work.  
  • Develop, implement and monitor transitional return to work plans and accommodations in consultation with employees, healthcare providers, managers, human resources and applicable unions

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Registration as a Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Occupational Health Nursing Diploma or Certificate or currently working towards/agreement to work towards.
  • A certificate in disability management (CDMP) would be preferred
  • Demonstrated continuous education required to remain current in trends of Occupational Health Nursing
  • 3 to 5 years Occupational Health Nursing /disability management experience, preferably in a hospital setting, including strong experience with mental health claims
  • Proficiency in venipuncture, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Experience in using physical demands analysis, ergonomic assessments, independent medical examination, or vocational rehabilitation assessments as tools for disability management
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation (e.g. Ontario Human Rights Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, Employment Standards Act, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, etc.)
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent communication, inter-personal, counseling, and leadership skills.
  • Exceptional time management, multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to exercise sound and timely, professional judgment in complex situations
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a team environment

Employment Type: Working minimum .6FTE with the possibility of up to 1.0FTE.  3 days/week working offsite @ midtown location in Toronto.  Benefits included.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled.

Job Category

Registered Nurse

City

Toronto