Development and Validation of Competencies for Return to Work Coordinators

  title={Development and Validation of Competencies for Return to Work Coordinators},
  author={Glenn S Pransky and William T. Shaw and Patrick Loisel and Quan Nha Hong and Bruno D{\'e}sorcy},
  journal={Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation},
Introduction Return to work (RTW) coordinators are a key element in programs that facilitate RTW of injured or ill workers, yet little research documents the competencies required for success in this role. Methods Competencies were defined as knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors. Eight focus groups were conducted with 75 experienced RTW coordinators to identify 904 individual competencies. These were subsequently reduced to 234 unique items through affinity mapping, and sorted into eight… CONTINUE READING

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