Return to Work Coordinators

Role is to coordinate return to work in the workplace.

The role and responsibilities of the RTW Coordinator include:

  • coordinating rehabilitation and return to work
  • developing and coordinating the offer of suitable employment and return to work plan
  • treating the injured and/or ill nurse with care as an individual
  • developing and maintaining relationships with the injured and/or ill nurse, their NUM/ANUM, and treating medical practitioners – but should not breach privacy
  • facilitating open communication with the injured and/or ill nurses, their NUM/ANUM, and treating medical practitioners, and other relevant parties
  • educating injured and/or ill nurses, their NUM/ANUM, and treating medical practitioners of the rehabilitation process and their roles and responsibilities
  • arranging regular reviews and modifications of the return to work plan, including practical review in the work environment to see how injured and/or ill nurses are managing their injury and/or illness and RTW
  • where appropriate identifying early with the injured and/or ill nurse retraining and employment opportunities within the organisation that are aligned with medical restrictions
  • addressing issues before they impact on the rehabilitation of the injured and/or ill nurse
  • having a comprehensive understanding of the injured nurse‚Äôs injury and/or illness, its causes and of the work environment.

The following information is available for RTW Coordinators to support and assist them in their role: