Time of Injury Job Analysis

A job analysis consists of a job description that includes essential and non essential tasks and transferable skills (first and sometimes second page), a listing of the physical demands to perform the job duties (second page), environmental working conditions along with days and hours of work and pay (third page), and a signature page (fourth or last page). The job analysis is reviewed by the employer and employee and when both agree on its accuracy they sign off on the job analysis. It is then sent to the attending physician for review. The medical provider can approve, approve with modification or reject the job analysis. The provider lists the objective medical reasons why the injured worker cannot perform the essential job duties if he/she rejects the job analysis.

Sometimes the injured worker and the employer cannot agree as to the accuracy of the job analysis. When that occurs the CRC is expected to base the job analysis on his/her professional judgment and experience.

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