PeaceHealth Return to Work Specialist in Springfield, Oregon

PeaceHealth is seeking a Return to Work Specialist for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 165309


Provides coordination, service delivery and continued quality of an established Return-to-Work program. Coordinates information, communications, forms, processes and actions between the medical provider, employer and injured caregiver. Responsible for identifying and developing temporary assignments, either modified or alternative duties, for return-to-work; and will ensure provider and employee participation through ongoing education, communication and application of established protocols.


  1. Administers the workers compensation claims process from set-up and reporting of First Report of Injury or Illness to workers’ compensation insurance carrier, third-party administrator and/or Risk Management Department, using defined processes and policies.

  2. Coordinates return-to-work processes by collaborating with injured caregivers, adjusters, attorneys/legal counsel, investigators and others. Provides proper documents and notices. Maintains and utilizes Job Analysis (JA) Bank containing Job of Injury and Return-to-Work Job Analysis. Maintains time-off/loss-of-earning records; and ensures adjusters receive information to establish benefit rates.

  3. Communicates with medical providers and supervisors to locate areas of need and availability of temporary assignment, either in modified or alternative duty positions. Clarifies and documents essential functions of the job, identifies barriers, interfaces with injured caregivers, supervisors and providers, and proposes solutions to return caregiver to work.

  4. Enters data into the system, and maintains appropriate logs and files for completion/compliance with OSHA recordkeeping requirements. Researches, compiles and summarizes information regarding incidents and expenses. Assists in preparation of ongoing reports as required by state, carrier(s), and established departmental procedures.

  5. Identifies, coordinates and completes documents to submit to regulatory agency, insurance carrier(s), third-party administrator and/or foundation(s) for grants and/or other financial incentives.

  6. Provides instructions and training to caregivers, and supervisors on policies regarding reporting and managing occupational injuries, employer return-to-work program and accommodating individuals with disabilities.

  7. Actively participates in relevant internal counterpart team(s), safety committees, and focus groups. Identifies strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for program enhancements; develop strategies, tactics and recommendations to reduce frequency of workers’ compensation claims, and reduce the severity/ costs of those claims, and enhance accident prevention program and initiatives.

  8. Assists in the development and implementation of new policies and programs and continuous quality improvement activities.

  9. Maintains confidential caregiver health records; Maintains summaries and written reports

  10. Performs other duties as assigned.



  • A Bachelor’s degree (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work).


  • Minimum of two years’ experience with return-to-work programs and/or workers’ compensation.


  • Advance skills in MS Office preferred.

  • Working knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies regarding Safety, Workers’ Compensation, ADA accommodations, and interrelated areas, such as Family Medical Leave.

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • Work requires normal amounts of physical effort up to 66% of the time.

  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.

  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.

  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).

  • Ability to assist in managing injured workers and/or angry persons

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package at and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Springfield community please visit our homepage: .

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Location: Springfield, SHMC at Riverbend (420)

Job Category: Business, Administrative & Facilities

Shift: Day

Shift Length: 8 Hours

FTE: 1.0

Work Type: Full Time

Hourly compensation starts at: $24.28, more depending on experience

Required Certifications/Licensure:

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Springfield || Business, Administrative & Facilities || Risk Management & Quality || Full Time || HUMAN RESOURCES