Swedish Medical Center Return to Work Coordinator - Injury Management Program in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Return to Work Coordinator (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in the Injury Management Program department at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Return to Work Coordinator monitors reported workplace accidents and coordinates medical care and return-to-work processes light duty and ergonomics evaluations designed to reduce the impact and cost associated with workplace injuries and to safely return injured employees to their job.

In this position you will:

  • Provide financial reports, alternate duty tasks reports, letters, memos and other reporting as needed to document activities appropriately according to the Labor and Industries laws in the State of Washington.

  • Oversee ergonomic evaluations and equipment purchase to facilitate movement of the workers’ compensation claim and safety of employee; utilize case management activities to provide case coordination.


Required qualifications for this position include:

Applies to Registered Nurse candidates:

  • Nursing Baccalaureate degree (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing required. Applicants without a BSN degree must actively pursue and attain a BSN within five (5) years of hire. Continued employment by Swedish beyond five (5) years is contingent upon attaining the BSN degree.

  • Registered Nurses employed by Swedish prior to December 1, 2012 are encouraged to pursue the BSN degree, but obtaining the degree will not be a condition of employment.

  • RN license.

Applies to non-nursing candidates:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

  • Certification as a Certified Case Manager or Certified Disability Management Specialist or Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.

Experience for both:

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in healthcare setting with background in employee/occupational health, workers' compensation, case management, return-to-work , or other relevent healthcare, vocational rehabilitation or workers' compensation discipline.

  • Knowledgeable in State of Washington Labor & Industries rules and regulations and in OSHA record keeping

  • Intermediate computer proficiency to include database management, word-processing, spreadsheets, and email.

  • Ability to work with employees with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

  • Ability to work with managers, supervisors, and physicians to provide a multi-discipline approach to early return-to-work, light duty creation and assignments.

  • Ability to recognize and refer employee’s cases when required to proper Human Resources and Leave and Accommodations and other employee programs.

  • Ability to perform effective case management across multiple events and other related programs.

About the First Hill Campus

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington State and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our Non-Profit Mission: Improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the Greater Seattle Area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 183 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Great Puget Sound area. Swedish employs more than 13,000 employees and 4,200 physicians. Whether through physician clinics, health education, research and innovation or other means of outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Administrative (Non-Clinical)

Location: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 161120