Assessor - Fitness to Work

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Assessor - Fitness to Work

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Location(s):  Edmonton Status: Full time Job Purpose: Assess workers for any pre-existing musculoskeletal injuries or health conditions that may lead to further injury to themselves or others on the work site. To evaluate a worker’s strength, conditioning, and use of proper lifting technique as it relates to the physical demands of the position they are applying for. Working Conditions
  • Hours: Monday to Friday between 7:00am – 6:00pm, some evenings and weekends
  • Travel: Occasional travel to other SureHire locations for coverage
  • Physical Environment: Office environment
Job Summary & Duties Fitness-to-Work
  • Review a worker’s health and injury history, blood pressure measurement, PAR-Q, functional status and medical condition questionnaire to ensure they are safe to exercise
  • Perform a full-body musculoskeletal evaluation, including grip strength testing, to identify any pre-existing conditions (“Medical”)
  • Observe and instruct a worker through SureHire’s lifting protocol ensuring that workers are using proper lifting technique (“Critical Strength & Mobility Testing”)
  • Follow SureHire’s Immediate Medical and Physical stoppages to ensure that workers are not proceeding with further testing, if deemed unsafe
Occupational Testing
  • Conduct a variety of occupational testing services
  • Urine analysis
  • Breath alcohol
  • Vision
  • Audio (optional)
  • Spirometry (optional)
  • Mask Fitting (optional)
  • Client Intake (optional)
Additional duties & tasks when assigned Job Specifications:  Education: 
  • Entry-level clinical degree (physiotherapist, chiropractor, athletic therapist)
  • Assessing and treating musculoskeletal injuries is an asset
  • Assessing and treating occupational injuries is an asset
  • Direct patient care is an asset
  • Exercise testing and proper lifting mechanics is an asset
Formal training/certifications/licences:
  • Physiotherapist:PT or MSc.PT; successful completion of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE); registered with the College of Physical Therapists of Alberta
  • Chiropractor: Graduate of an accredited Chiropractic College; successful completion of the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board (CCEB) clinical competency exam; registered with the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors
  • Athletic Therapist: CAT (C) designation (post-secondary); successful completion of the Canadian Athletic Therapy National Certification exam; registered with the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association
  • Physician: Completion of a medical degree from an accredited school; registered with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
Required competencies/knowledge/skills/abilities:
  • Knowledge of human anatomy
  • Knowledge of musculoskeletal pathology and treatment
  • Knowledge of safe lifting mechanics
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with participants and co-workers
  • Excellent organizational and time management skill
  • Ability to work in a team environment and direct others
  • Skills in conflict resolution is an asset
  • Ability to remain calm in event of upset participant

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