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The Seattle Department of Human Resources endeavors to promote an equitable and engaging work environment so employees can do their best work and make a difference for the people and communities we serve. The Department is committed to the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative to end institutionalized racism by eliminating barriers to access, providing the staff and public with opportunities for growth, and developing equitable access to the programs and services we offer. The Department focuses on providing high quality services to all City employees and departments and work collaboratively with department leaders to align policies, practices, and programs citywide to fulfill the vision of equity and excellence.
Within the department, the Workers’ Compensation unit is a service-driven and focused team that serves the City’s workforce providing effective customer service and claims management of work related injuries and illnesses. The unit consists of nine workers’ compensation professional staff who are responsible for the administration of the City’s workers’ compensation program, administering over $20M in claims each year. We are looking for a Workers’ Compensation Supervisor who will provide leadership, supervision, and direct the work of the claim adjudication staff of this energetic and evolving team.
Capital Region ESD 113- Workers’ Compensation is seeking a Senior Safety & Loss Control Analyst. The Workers' Compensation Trust is a self-insurance program for school districts. All school districts within Capital Region ESD 113, as well as Arlington School District, are members of the WCT.
This position will be identifying potential workplace hazards, implementing workplace safety programs and providing loss control service to participating school districts. The essential functions are:
- Assesses claims promptly as requested by Claim Administrator (e.g. witness interviews, photo documentation, injury mechanism, circumstances, etc.) for the purpose of supporting claims investigations and evaluating elements of accident and injuries.
- Builds and maintains positive relationships with all member district safety contacts (e.g. Lead facilitations of the Risk Management Network Group meetings; Provide ongoing support to help grow the Safety culture within the districts through a continued partnership; training tips and materials, etc.) for the purpose of supporting the overall service standards of ESD 113 and department.
- Conducts facility safety and risk evaluation audits for the purpose of documenting activity and recommending solutions to ensure a safe working environment.
- Develops loss prevention programs for the purpose of ensuring compliance with all WISHA and OSHA standards.
- Gathers data on various processes, procedures, and loss runs for the purpose of identifying trends and developing safety recommendation and trainings to help reduce injuries.
- Investigates health-related complaints for the purpose of ensuring compliance with public health standards and regulations as it pertains to potential worker compensation exposures to include completion of noise and air quality testing.
- Oversees the asbestos management program (e.g. conducting onsite district 3-year inspections, preparation of inspection materials/binders, coordination of designated person/AHERA training opportunities, provide communication and resource to member districts including AHERA surveillance follow-up per AHERA requirements, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring districts are up to date on AHERA inspections and remain in compliance.
- Partners proactively with districts to identify ergonomic improvements in employee workspaces to include at times of remodels and new construction for the purpose of supporting actions that reduces claims.
- Provides training and evaluations surrounding the use of fork/scissor lift/boom truck for the purpose of certification requirements.
- Provides assistance with SafeSchools, Accident Prevention Plans, Safety Data Sheets, Safety Committee meetings, L&I inspections, new employee orientations for the purpose of providing training and clarification as needed.
- Provides information to districts upon request of OSHA recordable injuries for the purpose of meeting OSHA compliance standards.
- Regular and reliable attendance is required for the purpose of maintaining department operations.
- Travels/Drives routinely to school districts within WA State to meet with district personnel for the purpose of addressing, evaluating, and making recommendations regarding safety conditions and matters related to the position.
• Directs the administration of workers’ compensation claims for employees of facilities participating in MultiCare Health System’s self-insurance workers’ compensation program.
• Interprets complex state rules and regulations, in managing the processes associated with the administration of workers’ compensation claims, and in the coordination of medical care provided to injured employees.
• Functions independently within general program policies and procedures and requires only periodic supervisory oversight and support.
• Frequent phone and written communication with physicians, attorneys, investigators, state regulators, and other external participants in the workers’ compensation process.
• Two to three years experience in the administration of self-insured workers’ compensation claims.
• Experience in the administration of claims and in the coordination of medical care and return to work processes.
• AA Degree, State certification to administer Workers’ Compensation Claims.
MultiCare is a self- administered / self- insured employer. You will have direct access to managers and employees to cases managed in this role.