Adjudicator

Grand Bay-Westfield, NB | Fredericton, NB | Saint John, NB

WorkSafeNB is passionate about promoting health and safety in New Brunswick workplaces. When a workplace injury does occur, we provide caring recovery services, benefits and compensation to those injured and their families. We're focused on driving a safety-first culture, providing effective recovery and return to work services, and maintaining a sustainable system that ensures New Brunswickers are protected for generations to come. 

WorkSafeNB is accepting applications for a six-month assignment, 35 hours per week while on assignment, of Adjudicator in Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick.

Reporting to the Team Lead, Adjudication Services, you will review decisions for all new lost time claims and act as the principal decision maker for those claims. You will manage the medical rehabilitation plan for claims, having duration of six weeks or less within the Workers' Compensation legislation, and the policies/guidelines of the Commission, facilitating access to all services as required. You will also be responsible to bring complex case issues, policy and directive interpretation issues, and abuse, misrepresentation or fraud issues to the attention of the Resource Manager, Intake & Adjudication, for guidance and resolution. Financial duties you will hold include calculation and authorization of loss of earnings benefits and medical aid expenses and issuing permanent physical impairment awards as per the direction of the Medical Advisor. You will also verify and authorize cost allocations and transfers and identify overpayments and assist in their recovery. You will be accountable for measures taken and expenditures made, as required, in order to support the injured worker's rehabilitation and assist in lessening or removing barriers resulting from their injuries and assist in a safe and early return to work.

You embrace the following core competencies:

  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptability
  • Client-Focused Service

The successful candidate must have completed a one-year diploma/certificate in Business, Medical Secretary, Nursing, or related field, as a minimal educational requirement and have six years of relevant work experience in a business environment, such as calculations of benefits or wages, finance, payroll, policy research, analysis, etc. An equivalent combination of greater education, combined with less work experience, may be considered. The ability to work within MS Office Suite is essential. Knowledge of the claims process is an asset, along with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Written and spoken competence in English is required.

If you are interested in employment with WorkSafeNB, please apply online at worksafenb.ca by February 21, 2020.

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About WorkSafeNB

Organization

WorkSafeNB administers no-fault workplace accident and disability insurance for employers and their workers, funded solely through assessments on employers. All employers having three or more workers are obligated to obtain compensation coverage.

WorkSafeNB is committed to preventing workplace injuries and illness through education and enforcement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

WorkSafeNB is administered by a board of directors consisting of the chairperson, a vice-chairperson, the president and CEO (non-voting member), the chairperson of the Appeals Tribunal (non-voting member), five members representing workers, and five members representing employers. Other than the president & CEO and the chairperson of the Appeals Tribunal, members of the board of directors serve part-time.

WorkSafeNB's mandate is to:

  • Promote the creation of a workplace safety culture in which all employees and employers view all occupational diseases and accidents as being preventable.
  • Promote an understanding, acceptance, and compliance with all legislation for which WorkSafeNB is responsible, including the enforcement of the OHS Act and regulations.
  • Provide timely compensation benefits, medical aid, rehabilitation, and safe return-to-work services to injured workers.
  • Provide sustainable insurance and insurance-related services to the employer community.
  • Represent stakeholders and provide recommendations and advice to government with respect to legislation, and publish such reports, studies, and recommendations WorkSafeNB considers advisable.

Assessments are affected by the level of activities in the province's workplaces, as are the resulting claims. There are also substantial assets that ensure WorkSafeNB will be able to provide the ongoing benefits promised to injured workers through a wage loss recovery insurance system. These funds are invested in the financial markets and investment returns are subject to the ups and downs of the marketplace.

Regional Services

WorkSafeNB's head office is located in Saint John. The WorkSafeNB Rehabilitation Centre is located in Grand Bay-Westfield. We also have offices in Bathurst, Grand Falls and Dieppe.

More Info

For more information, please visit www.worksafenb.ca

Toll Free: 1-800-999-9775

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