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Workers' Compensation & Safety Analyst (REQ. 28142)

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Sector: All
  • Employment type: Permanent
  • Date posted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Closes: Jul 20, 2018
Workers Compensation & Safety Analyst (REQ. 28142)


Under the direction of the Workers Compensation Program Manager, the Workers Compensation Analyst monitors, analyzes and reports injury data trends to department management, collaborates with internal and external stakeholders focusing on claim strategy of the handling of workers compensation high severity claims to reduce costs. In response to the filing of a workers compensation claim, the Workers Compensation Analyst conducts AOE/COE and/or SAFETY investigations and prepares reports.


The Workers Compensation Analyst prepares loss runs on specific claim types according to criteria as directed by the Manager and analyzes individual claims to develop recommendations and strategies to mitigate claim cost and reduce exposures. Information gathered is then reported from a workers compensation claim and/or safety perspective.


Analyst coordinates monthly audits of past completed investigation reports to ensure departments have implemented and are maintaining safety recommendations. Emphasis is to create an environment of safety and accountability through IRMs injury audit activities.


The position will interface with all levels of department management as well as other entities on and off campus such as the Workers Compensation Claims Manager and Examiners, Environment, Health and Safety, Workers Compensation Defense Attorneys and vendor consultants to ensure appropriate assistance is provided to departments.


Application Instructions
Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLAs Career Opportunities website at https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/ Reference position #28142. AA/EEO


Direct URL Link: http://apptrkr.com/1244050


The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLAs official job posting.


Required:


• A minimum of 4 years of "hands-on" workers compensation claim handling experience. General field and/or workers compensation investigative experience can be substituted for 2 years of this experience.
• Demonstrated knowledge of workers compensation cost containment strategies and development of innovative measures to impact the cost of workers compensation claims.
• Proven excellence in written and verbal communication in person or via telephone with Third Party Administrator and other workers compensation partners.
• Knowledge of basic principles of occupational safety and health gained from a college level educational background or equivalent work experience.
• Must have a thorough understanding of the California Workers Compensation system with the ability to monitor indemnity claim progress. Knowledge of workers compensation fraud and the SIU process.
• Experienced in completing investigations and making determinations regarding root cause analysis and making recommendations to avoid injuries.
• Must be able to work independently, analyze claim data, gather information and coordinate safety training.
• Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, work in various environmental conditions (heat, cold, outside, fumes from cleaning solutions and exposure to noise). Ability to stand, walk, climb, bend, and stoop for short periods of time, as needed, during incident investigations.
• Must be able to interact effectively and establish cooperative working relationships with persons from diverse backgrounds and at various organizational levels within and outside the University.
• Must have good vision and hearing abilities.
• Must be present on site during regular department business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. May be required to work nights and weekends, rarely, as needed.


Preferred:


• A Bachelors Degree in Business and/or Workers Compensation Claims Associate and/or Workers Compensation Claims Professional Certification.
• Knowledge of the University organization and the various jobs performed in the campus departments.
• A record of successful program implementation is highly desirable.
• Ability to manage the planning and development of training programs for employees, including record keeping.
• Ability to communicate in Spanish.


Benefits
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 12 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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