WORKERS COMPENSATION MANAGER

Environmental Health & Safety Beardstown, Illinois


Description

Position at JBS USA

WORKERS COMPENSATION MANAGER

HOURS:

  • Day Shift. Flexible as needed

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  • Provide information and act as the Company liaison to explain benefits provided through Workers’ Compensation.
  • Maintain close working relationship with plant Health Services, Safety, Human Resources, Operations, and Corporate Risk Management.
  • Develop individual medical case management plans for injured employees.
  • Coordinate the exchange of information among the Health Services staff, the HR staff and the TPA to avoid errors and/or delays in claims submission/payment
  • Lead monthly claim reviews of all open cases with a focus on return to work and claim closure/resolution
  • Communicate loss experience and data analysis to Health Services, Safety and Risk Management to report on a weekly basis
  • Assist with continuous quality improvement of Workers’ Compensation claims submission policies, procedures, processes and programs.
  • Consult with corporate risk management on settlement and reserve valuations
  • Make appropriate recommendations on return to work, settlement or other case closure opportunities
  • Initiate permanent placement process once permanent restrictions are assigned
  • Assist with the development and distribution of claim management and financial reports (ad hoc, monthly, quarterly and annual)
  • Maintain accurate workers’ compensation records and reports to comply with federal and state record keeping requirements
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with employees from all levels of the business as well as with doctors, medical professionals in the community and company attorneys.
  • Attend doctor appointments when necessary
  • Help cover department vacancies when needed, possibilities of weekend coverage, perform any other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: RN, LPN, or Vocational Rehabilitation or related field or a minimum of five (5) years of experience in case/claims management. Commission of Case Management Certification (CCMC-CCM) or American Board of 

Occupational Health Nursing (ABOHN-CM) Certification, or Occupational Health Nurse (COHN or COHN-S) preferred. 

Experience: Minimum two (2) years of experience in managing Workers’ Compensation claims

Special Skills:

  • Analytical and mathematical skills required
  • Computer proficient; Ability to use MS Office and web based programs that manage workers’ compensation
  • Basic knowledge of Minnesota workers’ compensation laws and regulations
  • Basic knowledge of occupational health
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred but not mandatory

 

We are an equal opportunity employer.  EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled