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Registered Nurse (Nurse Consultant)
Return to Work Department
Permanent Unilingual/Bilingual Vacancies
Guelph, Kingston, Kitchener, London, North Bay, Ottawa, St. Catharines, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Timmins, Toronto, Windsor, Hamilton
Nurse consultants participate in the WSIB structured case management framework by:
Interacting, developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with case managers, return to work specialists, workers, worker families, health care providers and other WSIB staff to recognize and respond to complex needs, make and communicate timely, quality evidenced based/informed health care entitlement decisions.
Apply nursing knowledge, skill and judgement when providing clinical advice, opinion and guidance on the trajectory of a worker’s recovery plans and/or interpret medical/clinical findings as needed to ensure case progression towards achieving the best possible return to work, recovery, and/or quality of life outcomes throughout the case life cycle.
Undertaking interventions to identify and mitigate obstacles to return to work and/ or recovery, resolving what is clearly of a medical/clinical nature and addressing non-medical issues appropriately, to prevent cases from becoming chronic. The individual case characteristics and nature of the obstacles will determine the scope and duration of an intervention.
- Compensation $83,175.05 to $ 97,853.17 (dependent on years of nursing experience)
- Attractive health, insurance and pension plan benefits
- Vacation starts at 3 weeks
- Additional 12 wellness days of which 6 can be converted to vacation days
- Work/Life balance offered through variable office hours, regular work week of 36.25 hours, and regular work day of 7.25 hours
- Tuition Assistance Program
- Fitness Incentive Program
- Flexible work arrangements offered
- Career development and advancement opportunities within nursing profession
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Make health care entitlement decisions and communicate them, verbally and in writing. Attempt to resolve objections to health care decisions made and if unable to resolve the objection, arrange for access and process the objection.
- Identify treatment(s) to support the case plan and intervene when needed with health care providers to resolve concerns and to promote the integration of the worker’s treatment into the Return To Work (RTW) process
- Educate and influence workers regarding RTW best practices, health care guidelines, recommended treatment(s) for the type of injury/illness, and the value of RTW in the healing process to support the RTW and recovery and/or quality of life goals for the case.
- Assess medical documentation for completeness, correctness and timeliness and take appropriate action with providers such as reducing payment for late billing. This may include referral to and/or working collaboratively with Health Services and/or Regulatory Services Division for appropriate action.
- Act as a clinical resource to internal staff by providing advice, opinions, and guidance about health care related questions and the interpretation of medical findings related to the treatment or recovery of a worker.
PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
- 3 years prior experience in a clinical environment e.g. Occupational Health; Psychiatric and Mental Health; Rehabilitation, Neurology, Community Health (adult); Critical Care/Emergency
- Experience or certification in Disability Case Management an asset
- Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or, prior to 2005, Registered Nurse with a diploma or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing as recognized by the College of Nurses of Ontario
- Hold a current certificate of Registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse prior to start date
- Demonstrated evidence of ongoing education and professional development is required
- Experience counselling workers and families, and ability to initiate appropriate action
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Membership with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario preferred
- Bilingual requirement is fluency in both French and English, both verbal and written (in locations specified)
- Training is 10 weeks in duration. No scheduled vacation breaks are permitted during the training period.
- Travel for training may be required
As a precondition of employment, the WSIB will require a prospective candidate to undergo a criminal records name check prior to or at any time following hire.
To apply for this position, please submit your application by the closing date noted above on our Careers page: https://www.wsib.ca/en/careers.
We appreciate the interest of all candidates. Due to the volumes of applications we receive, we are only able to contact candidates that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process. The WSIB is an equal opportunity employer.
The WSIB is an equal opportunity employer and provides accommodation for job applicants in accordance with the Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact email@example.com. If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, please provide your accommodation needs at that time. Please be advised that you may be required to provide medical documentation to the WSIB’s Corporate Health Department so that appropriate accommodation can be provided to you throughout the recruitment process.
Employees of the WSIB have important ethical responsibilities, including the obligation to place the public interest above personal interests. Job applicants are therefore required to disclose any circumstance that could result in a real, potential or perceived conflict of interest. These may include: political activity, directorship or other outside employment and certain personal relationships (e.g. with existing WSIB employees, clients and/or stakeholders). Please contact TAC if you have any questions about conflict of interest obligations and/ or how to make a disclosure.
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