Business owners need to know their staff is capable of doing the work and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center can help! The Industrial Rehabilitation Department offers functional job analyses (FJA), functional capacity evaluations (FCE), ergonomic evaluations and consultations, education programs, and acute physical therapy.
Our services include:
The primary purpose of the Return-to-Work Program is to return employees to the work force at the earliest medically allowable date and in accordance with their medical treatment plan.
We provide therapy for the treatment of acute musculoskeletal injuries with a focus on home exercise programs and education. Body mechanics and ergonomic education is provided to the patient to help prevent further injury and assist the patient in an early return to work.
Our staff has open communication with the referring physician, employer, and insurance carrier to facilitate a successful process. A functional capacity evaluation is given to determine when the employee can safely return to work and at what level of restriction, if any.
Cost Reduction Technologies (CRT)
Cost Reduction Technologies (CRT) is the national preferred employment screening vendor for many insurance companies and their clients throughout the United States and OSF Occupational Health is the exclusive CRT operator in the greater Bloomington-Normal area including: McLean, Champaign, Woodford, Tazewell, Logan, DeWitt, Macon, Piatt, and Ford counties.
The goal of our ergonomics program is to ensure the work environment is efficient and injury free. The work site is analyzed from an ergonomics perspective and recommendations are made for improvements. If needed, changes are made to the work environment, and education is given to the workforce with the goal of decreasing job injuries and workers' compensation costs.
Functional Job Analysis (FJA)
A Functional Job Analysis is the best way to explore the demands of a job. A trained therapist visits the workplace and evaluates the physical demands of the job. Force gauges are used to measure the weight and force workers must be able to tolerate. During this process, the duration and cycle of production are timed. Workers can then be evaluated to ensure better comparison between their abilities and the skills required for the job.
Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a series of standardized tests used to determine the job requirements an injured worker is capable of performing. This evaluation is used as a starting point for a worker's industrialized rehabilitation program. The FCE can be customized to fit the demands of the particular job. A direct comparison is made between the demands of the job and the abilities of the worker. If the worker is not at the physical demand level required of the job, they can either return to work with appropriate restrictions or enter an industrial rehabilitation program.
How Do I Get Help?
Ask your physician if OSF Rehabilitation Services is right for you.