Scope of Practice
Return to Work Disability Managers (RTWDM) have the specialized expertise in developing, coordinating and implementing timely and effective individualized return to work programs following illness or injuries, to enable clients to return to productive and meaningful participation in job duties while ensuring their safety and the safety of others in the workplace. Registrants with this specialty possess a unique set of knowledge, experiences, skills, as well as the ability to determine and apply interventions and strategies, which are used to support affected worker, employers, unions, health care providers and any other stakeholder. Registrants with this specialty are responsible for minimizing the impact of illness or injuries on workers, coworkers, employers and organizations while maximizing the recovery of the affected worker.
RTWDM Areas of Expertise:
Prevention Programs – Health & Wellness; Prevention & Safety program for increase in employee Satisfaction and reduction in injury rate and duration
Case Management – development and monitoring of return-to-work programs – increased return-to-work rate
Transitional Work and Accommodation – reduced costs and full compliance with employment-related laws