A safe and timely return to work can be good for an employee’s recovery on a social, mental, physical, and financial level.
Understand the work environment and job demands.
Compare the employee’s functional ability assessment to the functional job demands to determine what the employee can safely do.
Discuss the value of being at work during the recovery process with the employee and the employer.
Positive encouragement goes a long way. Encouraging both the employee and employer helps to instill confidence and motivate them.
Help determine transitional work.
As part of the support team, help the employer identify how to modify the employee’s role or find alternate, temporary, meaningful work. Transitional work helps keep a valued employee connected to the workplace – and that’s good for both employee and employer.
Follow their progress.
Collaborate with the WCB case worker, and communicate regularly with the employer and physician. Help the employee’s recovery by updating their return-to-work plan and their transitional work.
Use WCB Online Services.
Use WCBOnline to submit forms, reports, and invoices as well as communicate securely with the WCB about return-to-work plans and more.
Learn more about your roles and responsibilities as a health care provider.
Keeps the employee active and provides a sense of purpose.