A job analysis can be an important step in the return to work process following an injury. It assesses the physical, psychological, environmental and cognitive demands of specific work tasks and then matches these to workers’ abilities. A Job Analysis can be completed by a physiotherapist or occupational therapist.
Typically, a Job Analysis is required when the physical demands of a job are unknown or when it is unclear which duties in a workplace are suitable for a worker.
What will a job analysis include?
The typical components of a job analysis are:
- identification of the critical physical demands of the worker’s normal tasks or possible alternative duties.
- matching of the worker’s capacity to the available duties
- making recommendations for:
- modifying the tasks
- modifying the way tasks are done
- providing aids or equipment.
- development of graduated return to work program for the worker, if indicated by the findings of the Job Analysis.
Following the assessment, the therapist will provide a report summarising the findings and recommendations of the service. To find out more, contact the Mile End Clinic on (08) 8354 9200 or email us.