Workers Compensation Specialist - Physical Therapist

Job Locations US-IL
Post Date 2 months ago(4/3/2024 2:53 PM)
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Position Overview

Greater Purpose and Core Values:
Athletico’s Greater Purpose is to empower people, inspire hope and transform lives. We accomplish this by providing exceptional, progressive, and cost-effective fitness, performance and rehabilitative services through personalized care that emphasizes education and prevention of future injury. This is accomplished through building on our Core Values of one team, understanding our business, recognition, people-focused, accountability, continuous innovation and trust and integrity, which are the foundation for our unique culture.

Position Summary:
The Work Comp Specialist (WCS) will provide clinic based industrial services performed within Athletico Physical Therapy. The Work Comp Specialist may also be required to treat acute Physical and Occupational Therapy visits in an Athletico center or in the home. In addition to patient care, the WCS may allocate hours onsite at an employer performing, but not limited to the following: prevention consultations, workforce wellness initiatives, injury prevention training, job analysis, work station analysis, ergonomic risk assessments, post offer employment testing. Upon request, Work Comp Specialist may perform independent rehabilitation reviews. This position will require travel within a reasonable distance.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform work conditioning evaluations (WCE) or work hardening evaluations, re-evaluations and functional capacity evaluations (FCE).
  • Provide proper documentation in all evaluations in regards to medical, legal and reimbursement requirements
  • Develop a comprehensive work conditioning program for clients based on WCE or FCE results
  • Perform comprehensive work conditioning orientation
  • Communicate with therapists in clinic regarding patients plan of care for work conditioning program
  • Act as a Peer to Peer mentor
  • Collaborate with local leadership (VPCO/RM/FM) to enhance key performance indicators
  • Perform Ergonomic Consultations on a local and national basis
  • Perform pre-placement testing for local and national customers
  • Meet minimum acceptable productivity standards
  • Market and grow customer relations with clients, physicians, case managers, insurance carriers and employers with collaboration with the Workers Comp Market Development Manager.
  • The individual will proactively market organizational services
  • Collaborate with senior management on strategic growth and development of the program
  • Consult with senior management on all program related agreements, proposals, and contracts

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • May conduct orientation, mentorship and training for new hires contributing to the program
  • Perform other duties as required

Job Requirements/Specifications:
Education and Experience: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • A Bachelor of Science from an accredited institution or license or certification from an accredited


  • American Occupational Therapy Association, American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Licensed or eligible for license to practice Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy in the State where employee is employed and Athletico conducts business.
  • Compliance with regulations of accrediting bodies, i.e., JCAHO, CMS
  • Current CPR certification
  • Current TB test

Essential Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to consistently communicate a clear understanding of patients/clients expectations and adapt as appropriate to exceed their needs
  • Ability to focus attention on determining what can be done to make progress
  • Ability to develop personally and professionally
  • Ability to foster a sense of teamwork and cooperation while working with others
  • Ability to understand and determine priorities, effectively manage time and develop work plans in order to accomplish tasks and/or projects
  • Ability to motivate, develop, and mentor staff in order to optimize their performanc
  • Ability to clearly organize and effectively convey information

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear
  • Possess the ability to fulfill any office activities normally expected in an office setting, to include, but not limited to: remaining seated for periods of time to perform computer based work, participating in filing activity, lifting and carrying office supplies (paper reams, mail, etc.)
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to feel, and reach with hand and arms
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25-50 pounds
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding)
  • Requires the ability to perform duties for all work shifts
  • Frequent travel required

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Internal office
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low

Athletico provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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