Identify transitional work
As part of the employee’s support team, work with the employer and the WCB case worker to identify essential job tasks that could be modified so the employee can do them safely, or meaningful alternate work the employee can do while recovering. Request a worksite visit if necessary to reassure the employee and employer that the transitional work is suitable and safe.
Follow a treatment plan
Develop a goal-oriented treatment plan with regular check-in points where you can reassess the employee’s progress. Share the progress with the employee’s physician/nurse practitioner and their employer (functional information only). Use this information to revisit and revise the transitional work.
Keep in touch with the WCB
In addition to your formal reporting obligations with the WCB, ensure you are communicating with the case worker to discuss any claim related issues that need to be addressed in a timely manner to support the worker's return to work journey.