Risk Control Specialist

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Risk Control Specialist
University of California, Los Angeles

Requisition Number: 30116
Salary: $4,842 - $9,591 monthly

Position Description:
Under the director of the Workers' Compensation Program Manager, with input from the Assistant Director and Director, the Risk Control Specialist conducts AOE / COE and SAFETY investigations in response to workers' compensation claims.

A claim of injury during the course and scope of employment or receipt of an incident report immediately triggers the workers' compensation claims process and the claims administrator's obligation to consider the claim for compensability. An investigative report that reviews the manner in which an employee alleges the injury is an excellent first line of defense in the WC process and is the principal duty of the Risk Control Specialist.

In addition to investigating information relating to the potential compensability of a claim, including obtaining signed statements and medical releases from the employee, The Risk Control Specialist also investigates work related injuries from a Safety perspective. Interviews are conducted with supervisors and injured employees to determine root cause analysis and preventability with action plans. Implement monitoring actions to prevent similar injuries. Emphasis is to create an environment of safety and accountability through IRM's injury audit activities. Makes Safety recommendations and may recommend remedial training for employees who may be working unsafely on multiple occasions.

The position will interface with all levels of department management as well as other entities on and off campus such as the workers' compensation claims manager and examiners, Environment, Health and Safety staff and vendor consultants to obtain the details related to a claim. Information gathered is then reported from a perspective of the workers' compensation claim as well as from the Safety perspective.

The Risk Control Specialist works to implement behavior based cause-of-injury observation and audit program by investigating injuries and completing reviews based on preventability. The injury reviews and claimant statements will be added to the workers' compensation claims file for use by the UC's third party administrator, OHF, physicians, and nurses to mitigate the claim and help determine compensability. The Risk Control Specialists will analyze injury trends and provide feedback to the Ergonomic Injury Prevention Specialists. The timely and immediate investigation of workers' compensation claims will create an ownership of safety by the injured employee and their supervisor. Focus will be placed on increasing their perspective of injury prevention by documenting the process to include how future loss may be prevented.

For full application instructions and position description, please visit: http://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=76034

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction

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Posted: 4/18/2019
Application Due: 4/26/2019
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