The Injury Prevention Specialist delivers worksite services to improve employee health, well-being, and performance. The Injury Prevention Specialist provides early intervention, ergonomic assessment, rehabilitation, and outreach for the purpose of reducing injuries and risk for employees of client companies.
Key Accountability: Clinical Excellence/Patient Care
- Having a complete understanding of orthopedic injuries, confident evaluation skills, and an understanding of occupational health protocols for injury prevention, mitigation, and rehabilitation.
- Develop and record an accurate assessment of job duties by which necessary functional capacity exam standards can be established.
- Describe organization and administration of a basic functional capacity exam. Instruct a prospective employee to properly perform various tasks associated with a functional capacity exam.
- May be required to perform testing including BAT, drug screening, spirometry, or audiometric testing
- Have a thorough understanding of the job tasks that are performed within a company and be able to recognize safety issues
- Coach employees on established and approved proper body mechanics and injury mitigation techniques
- Perform an ergonomic assessment of both static and dynamic activities, including interactions with tools or workstations. Interpret the results and identify individual positive and negative risk factors. Fit employee with proper personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.
Key Accountability: Administrative Support
- Maintain timely, accurate, and confidential records written and electronically
- Prepare reports and data as directed to support client reporting and outcomes
- Become familiar and knowledgeable regarding the company’s established safety guidelines in additional to familiarization of OSHA guidelines, OSHA reporting, and any corporate injury reporting procedures.
- Perform other duties as requested
Key Accountability – Customer Service
- Act as front-line customer ambassador for patients and clients on behalf of UnityPoint Health At Work
- Inform supervisor of any customer or patient related issues
- behaviors relative to sustaining an injury or acquiring an illness.
- Communicate effectively when dealing with an employee incident (i.e., workplace accident) including union stewards, worker compensation representatives, safety managers and the treating medical professional.