Consulting & Case Management
Occupational and Disability Management Consulting
WorkMed provides occupational and disabiltiy management consulting to many employers, this includes designing safety initiatives, reviewing loss runs to determine cost savings and programming changes and helping to resolve open cases, helping with job description and pre-placement exam programs, ergonomic evaluations and developing educational interventions to improve health and safety.
WorkMed providers and nursing staff are available to review occupational health cases and help employers and insurers determine the best next steps with difficult cases. Our Fitness for Duty and Independent Medical Exams are especially useful for managing cases.
The Certified Occupational Health Nurse, at the request of the provider, employer, insurance carrier, or other health care team member will review cases that will focus on assessing the potential opportunities to coordinate the care of the client.
Nurse Case Management
The Occupational Health Nurse will coordinate the efforts of the health care team with the goal of returning the client to pre-illness or pre-injury function or easing the multiple burdens of chronic and terminal conditions. Additionally, it includes the mobilization of appropriate resources for care over the course of the clients' illness, making sure that quality care is delivered in a cost effective manner. The nurse is in a pivotal role to plan, monitor, and evaluate the care for all employees, especially for high risk and high cost cases with emphasis on early intervention, referral to qualified providers, and communication to the patient and family members to explain the scope and level of required care.
Program Oversight to employers who have their own occupational health nurses by writing nursing protocols, providing onsite medical treatment and offering continuing education and safety program review.