Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Careers Center | Disability Management and Prevention Specialist - Occupational Health in New York, New York

Careers Center | Disability Management and Prevention Specialist – Occupational Health

Job Posting Number: 22390

Professional – Human Resources

New York,NY

May 15, 2018

Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

Careers Center | Disability Management and Prevention Specialist – Occupational Health

Disability Management and Prevention Specialist

We are seeking Disability Management and Prevention Specialist to lead the workplace accommodations program at MSK by facilitating patient care and return to work decision-making. In this role, you will be an administrator and manager to enable employees to remain at work or return to work safely and productively and in accordance with MSK policies, medical, legal, and cultural aspects.

You Are:

  • Capable of anticipating and handling the needs of multiple partners across a large organization

  • Able to secure and deploy resources effectively

  • An effective communicator

  • Able to openly relate with diverse groups of people

  • Adaptable in approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situation

You Will:

  • Collaborate with employees and their managers, occupational health providers, Human Resources (HR), Environmental Health and Safety, disability management and workers’ compensation vendor partners in conducting the interactive process and identifying reasonable accommodations to take forward.

  • Serve as accommodations representative on various MSK-wide committees, including training and development as warranted.

  • Establish protocols and training for and conduct employee return to work and stay at work evaluations.

  • Lead the Workers Compensation and Disability Management program, including maintaining up-to-date knowledge of workers’ compensation and disability regulations.

  • Oversee the management of complex cases and provide assistance to management in resolving difficult absence management issues.

  • Collaborate and interface with disability and Workers Compensation vendor(s) and local management to identify early return to work opportunities (employee accommodations) and help facilitate their implementation through the creation of return to work plans and consultation with local management and other benefits e.g., EAP, Wellness when possible.

  • Maintain appropriate case documentation and data on organizational activity and other metrics as required within MSK standards and protocols.

  • Track all accommodations involved with by employee and direct cost savings to company and business unit. Report out to local business units on metrics as appropriate.

  • Identify work-related injury trends and opportunities for prevention.

  • Collaborate with providers in the Employee Health Clinic, in order to support management of work-related injury or medical illness, return to work visits, assessments of fitness for duty, and appropriate accommodations.

  • Actively participate in the MSK Safe Patient Handling Committee and other safety-related, cross-functional committees.

Qualifications needed are:

  • At least 5 years of related experience in an occupational health role, leading absence/disability accommodations experience, and/or informatics.

  • A clinical background as a Medical Doctor (MD), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Physician Assistant (PA), or Registered Nurse (RN), is highly preferred

Hours: Monday – Friday 9am- 5pm.

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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