Resource Tools

Brochure for Nurses on “Injured at work? Advice for Injured and/or Ill Nurses”

The objective of the brochure is to provide advice to injured and/or ill nurses with work related injury and/or illness in Victoria.

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Overview of the Workers Compensation Claim Process

The Overview of the Workers Compensation Claim process provides injured nurses with an overview of what occurs when they lodge a claim for workers compensation, due to time loss.

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Overview of Employer RTW Legislative Obligations

The Overview of Employer RTW Legislative Obligations provides a resource tool for explaining the employer's responsibility in assisting, facilitating and supporting RTW.

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Overview of Injured Nurses RTW Legislative Obligations 93CA and 93CB

The Overview of Injured Nurses RTW Legislative Obligations provides a resource tool for explaining that an injured nurse has a responsibility to participate in RTW where it is reasonable.

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Overview of Roles and Responsibilities of key stakeholders in RTW

The Overview of Roles and Responsibilities of key stakeholders in RTW provides an overview of the key stakeholders, injured nurse, their employer, their medical practitioner, the RTW Coordinator and agent, roles and responsibilities in RTW. You can ask your RTW Coordinator/Organiser to explain the process to you utilising this tool.

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Overview of Injured and/or Ill Nurses' Entitlements

Injured nurses have a right to be advised of their entitlements in workers compensation. The overview of entitlements provides injured nurses brief understanding of their entitlements, the tool has links to further information or you can ask your RTW Coordinator/Organiser to explain entitlements further.

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Rehabilitation Management Plan Template

A rehabilitation management plan is a comprehensive plan for coordinating and managing the treatment, rehabilitation and return to work of an injured and/or ill nurse.

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Internal Vocational Rehabilitation sample policy and procedures, and assessment report

Injured nurses informed the Nurses Return to Work in Hospitals Project they want to be assisted to remain in the nursing profession where it is identified they are unable to return to their pre-injury role and/or clinical role due to the ongoing effects of their injury and/or illness.

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Training Material

Training material has been developed for NUMS/ANUMS and nurses as well as RTW Coordinators (an extension of the current training provided through WorkSafe Victoria’s 2 day training).

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Medical Practitioner Guidelines for Addendum to the Workers Compensation Medical Certificate

Guidelines have been developed to assist medical practitioners in completing the addendum to the Workers Compensation Medical Certificate.

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Draft Addendum to Workers Compensation Medical Certificate for Injured / Ill nurses

An addendum to the medical certificate has been developed to address the limited information provided in the standard workers compensation medical certificate.

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Overview of Entitlements to Occupational Rehabilitation Services

Occupational Rehabilitation Services (ORS) are often utilised to assist and support injured and/or ill nurses as an addition to other treatment provided as part of their rehabilitation and are focused on return to work.

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Example / Draft Letter for Requesting Occupational Rehabilitation Services

Section 5 of the Accident Compensation Act 1985 identifies that medical practitioners can request occupational rehabilitation services. An example/draft letter has been provided to assist in requesting Occupational Rehabilitation Services which is to be addressed to the Agent.

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