Medical Liaison Officer

The Workplace Safety & Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT), which is a quasi-judicial appeals tribunal governed by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, requires a dedicated and skilled registered nurse for the Medical Liaison Office.  The Medical Liaison Officer is a nursing position that coordinates and implements the Tribunal’s medical investigative function by reviewing case materials, providing advice, conducting specialized casework appraisals, and providing related services to the Vice Chair/Panels and staff of WSIAT.  This position is part of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), and the current salary range is $1472.50 to $1880.86 per week.

 

What can I expect to do in this role?

Reporting to the Manager of the Medical Liaison Office, you will:

 

  • Identify medical issues that are complex, novel and/or controversial in nature;

 

  • Research and conduct critical analyses/appraisals of medically complex cases to determine whether the medical evidence on file is adequate and/or appropriate for consideration by the WSIAT Vice Chair/Panels;

 

  • work closely with and consult the WSIAT  medical counsellors on medically complex cases;

 

  • work closely with and facilitate WSIAT’s access to external expert medical assessors (health professionals);

 

  • coordinate the acquiring of medical and scientific information for general and case specific use;

 

  • research, analyze, and recommend medical reports, information, and documents that would enhance WSIAT’s understanding of and ability to deal with medical evidence when adjudicating cases;

 

  • organize and conduct formal teaching sessions on medical issues and related WSIAT processes. 

How do I qualify?

 

Mandatory:

  • You have current registration in good standing as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario

     

    Medical Knowledge and Skills

  • You have 3-5 years recent experience in an acute care setting such as general medicine, general surgery and/or critical care
  • You have 3 to 5 years recent experience in occupational health
  • You have good knowledge of medical principles and practices, which are used in evaluating the medical aspects of cases
  • You have knowledge of medical assessment methodologies to conduct reviews and appraisals of cases, and provide professional advice/assessments.
  • You have knowledge of various medical specialties to determine appropriate specialist advisors
  • You have knowledge of medical conditions, especially occupational diseases and injuries, to appraise medical evidence
  • You have an understanding of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act 

 

Research, Analytical and Planning Skills: 

  • You have advanced case management skills to analyze cases, research relevant materials and past WSIAT decisions
  • You have excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • You have sound research and analysis skills, to conduct medical case assessments
  • You have experience in research or familiarity with medical research terms and interpretation of results
  • You have effective planning and training skills to develop and deliver training initiatives

     

    Communication, Interpersonal and Technical Skills: 

  • You have strong interpersonal skills, with the demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • You have strong written and oral communication skills to provide consultation and advice on complex medical issues
  • You have relevant computer skills (MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe) and the ability to work with databases

     

     

    Additional Information:

     

    Address:                                 505 University Avenue, Toronto

    Compensation Group:                        OPSEU

    Posted on:                               XXXX, 2020

    Hours:                                     Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30

     

    How to Apply:

     

  1. Submit resume with cover letter, quoting file #WSIAT 07/20 to: 

 

  Fax: 416-326-0115. 

  Email: Human.Resources@wst.gov.on.ca.  

 

  Please select only one method to submit your resume with cover letter. 

 

  1. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad.  Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job.  We rely on the information you provide to us.

 

  1. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at Human.Resources@wst.gov.on.ca to provide your contact information.  Recruitment staff will contact you within 48 hours.

 

Remember:  The deadline to apply is October 6, 2020 11:59 pm EDT.  Late applications will not be accepted.  We thank you for your interest.  Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

 

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal is an inclusive employer.

Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.