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Why Choose a Career in Occupational Rehabilitation Consulting?

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MediRecruit is a specialist in recruitment to the Occupational Rehabilitation Industry. If you’re an allied health professional looking to explore a career in occupational rehabilitation consulting, here’s what you need to know!

What is an Occupational Rehabilitation Consultant?

As an Occupational Rehabilitation Consultant, you are an independent Rehab Case manager offering comprehensive early intervention, injury prevention, and workplace rehabilitation services. Your objective is to support individuals in achieving optimal health, maintaining their current employment, returning to work, or starting new employment opportunities. Your caseload of injured workers will include individuals covered under compensable schemes, such as worker’s compensation and motor vehicle accident schemes. 

Am I qualified?

If you’re an AHPRA-registered OT, Physio, Psych, Osteo, ESSA-accredited EP or ASORC-accredited Rehabilitation Counsellor, your training and expertise make you an ideal candidate for the Occupational Rehabilitation Consulting industry.

What are the main responsibilities of the role?

  • Manage a caseload of injured clients
  • Develop workplace-based rehabilitation programs to achieve positive return-to-work outcomes
  • Conduct Initial and Worksite Assessments
  • Conduct Home Assessments
  • Provide Rehabilitation counselling
  • Complete and maintain necessary records
  • Evaluate clients’ progress and prepare reports that detail progress
  • Test and evaluate clients’ physical and mental abilities and analyse medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals
  • Recommend changes in patients’ work or living environments, consistent with their needs and capabilities
  • Liaise and work in consultation with referring agency staff, injured workers, employers, medical practitioners and allied health professionals

What can a career in Occupational Rehabilitation offer me?

  • Variety and autonomy to manage your caseload
  • Opportunity to build meaningful relationships with your diverse clientele
  • A dynamic environment where everyday is different
  • The ability to apply your clinical skillset in a non-clinical setting
  • Generous professional development opportunities
  • High flexibility with work-from-home options

How can MediRecruit help you make that career change?

Our dynamic team of recruiters all have healthcare backgrounds and we are passionate about sharing our expert advice;
Clare Jones, Occupational Therapist
Danielle Weedon, Physiotherapist
Eleanor Dwyer, Physiotherapist
Harriet Yeates, Occupational Therapist

If you’re considering a career change but would like more information or expert advice, MediRecruit offers free consultations! All communication remains in confidence, your CV is never sent to a third party without your permission. Please contact us for a confidential discussion or alternatively, you can view our current occ rehab opportunities.

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