10 Jan 2018

Full-Time Nurse Consultant

AdminWashington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

Nurse Consultant

With a vision to become the leading workplace compensation board, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) provides no-fault insurance and compensation for Ontarians in the event of a workplace injury or illness.  We are committed to delivering what matters: fast, accessible service and fair benefits at a fair price.

We’ve recently launched a comprehensive plan for modernizing and revitalizing the WSIB. This is an exciting time for the organization, and we invite you to be a part of it as we work to grow and improve the services we provide.

Recognized as a best-in-class learning organization, we promote professional development and are committed to providing our people with opportunities to lead, learn and grow, ensuring that we’re providing the best possible service to the people of Ontario.  We offer a market-competitive total compensation plan and a robust wellness program that promotes a healthy lifestyle as well as work/life balance.

The work we do at the WSIB is meaningful and challenging and it makes a difference to the people of Ontario.  We value integrity, reliability and fairness, and we embrace the diversity of the people we work with and serve.

 

Nurse Consultants (Bilingual in French & English)

The WSIB’s Service Delivery Division is a key partner in the organization’s strategic transformation initiatives with a focus providing better service to the employers and workers of Ontario.  You will interact with Workers, Health Care Providers, Employers, WSIB Case Managers and other WSIB staff aimed at optimizing outcomes. This role involves making and communicating health-care decisions, as well as participating in the WSIB structured case management framework, which will guide your work and enable the achievement of high-quality return-to-work and/or recovery outcomes for injured/ill workers. To this end, you will be required to use computer-based programs and the telephone queue frequently throughout the work day.

Positions are available within Case Management and Complex Claims (where experience in the field of mental health would be a definitive asset).

Permanent  Bilingual Vacancies

  • Hamilton, Guelph, Kingston, Kitchener, London, North Bay, Ottawa, St. Catharines, Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Timmins, Toronto, and Windsor

Total Rewards:

  • Compensation $73,811.60 to $ 89,224.33 (dependent on years of nursing experience) Attractive health, insurance and pension plan benefits
  • Vacation starts at 3 weeks
  • Additional 12 wellness days of which 5 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

  • Four (4) years’ experience, 3 years prior experience in a clinical environment (ie. Primary health care, occupational health, adult acute/community care)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • 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)

Nurse Consultant

Job Categories: Featured. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 40,000 - 60,000.

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