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Position Title: Workers Compensation Manager

Department: Safety & Health Approved by : Marisela Ramirez

Location : Pork Plant- Marshalltown , I A Employment Manager

Salary Class: Exempt Open: 11/09 /2023

Title of Supervisor: Brad Comstock

Purpose & Scope: To collaborate with and act as a liaison between injured employees, plant management, medical providers, and corporate risk management. Ensure all necessary information and questions are timely addressed from any of the relevant parties, and that Worker’s Compensation claims are timely returned t o their optimum level of function within the shortest time possible consistent with JBS business goals and objectives .

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Provide information and act as the Company liaison to explain benefits provided through Workers’ Compensation.

  • Maintain close working relationship with plant Health Services, Safety, H uman R esources , 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 con tinuous quality improvement of Workers’ C ompensation 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 busin ess 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, p erform any other duties as assigned

Education: RN, LPN, or Vocational Rehabilitation or related field or a minimum of five (5) year s 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’ C ompensation 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 Iowa workers’ compensation laws and regulations

  • Basic knowledge of occupational health

  • Bilingual in Spanish and Eng lish preferred but not mandatory

JBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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