Category ten – Best individual contribution to rehabilitation and return to work

This award recognises an individual's outstanding efforts in rehabilitation and stay at/return to work, and the improving workplace rehabilitation culture.

Entries in this category can include demonstrated commitment to the return to work of injured workers, innovation in return to/stay at work (including implementing new return to work solutions, systems, products or programs), improvement to an organisation’s return to work culture, or other measures that improve return to work outcomes.

To be eligible for this award you must be a return to work coordinator, case manager or health professional working in the Queensland workers' compensation scheme, and have contributed to the successful rehabilitation and stay at/return to work of injured workers.

Don't forget! Check the criteria for category eleven, Best demonstrated leadership in return to work, and keep these in mind when you’re preparing your entry.

Finalists for category eleven will be nominated by the judging panels for categories eight to ten, with all entries that demonstrate strong leadership in return to work eligible for nomination.

View the category ten example entry. (PDF, 533.63 KB)

Entry criteria

(Note: This information is in the online entry form)

  Entry criteria Use these questions to help write your response
(Handy hint - they correspond to each judging criteria)
1

Explain how the nominee demonstrates excellence in service delivery and improved return to work outcomes for injured workers and employers.

What is the nominee’s philosophy on return to work?

  1. Why is the nominee’s approach to rehabilitation and return to work different from others? Contributes to leadership category eligibility.
  2. How does the nominee communicate and positively influence all stakeholders involved in the rehabilitation and return to work process to achieve improved outcomes for a worker? Contributes to leadership category eligibility.

Provide examples of how the nominee managed an injured worker’s return to work that evidences their excellence in return to work and commitment to best practice principles.

2

What strategies or initiatives has the nominee implemented to improve services or outcomes for injured workers, the employer or the industry?

  1. What strategies or initiatives have the nominee developed, led or implemented to improve rehabilitation and return to work outcomes (this may include systems, processes, policies, products, services, technology, or other new concepts)?
  2. What impact did the initiative/strategy have on staff, management and other stakeholders (consider cost effectiveness, productivity, efficiencies, customer service, knowledge, outcomes etc.)?

How has the success of the initiative been measured and continually improved? Provide evidence of success (e.g. testimonials, data, customer/staff feedback, reports etc.). Contributes to leadership category eligibility.

4 Provide one detailed example that demonstrates the success of the nominee’s contribution to rehabilitation and return to work for injured workers and employers.

Responses to this question should illustrate the practices outlined in criteria above. Stories may be de-identified.

  1. Describe the injured worker’s role, and their day to day activities.
  2. Provide detail of how the injury occurred.
  3. What treatment/s did the worker undergo, and how much time did the injured worker have away from work?
  4. How did the nominee support the injured worker?
  5. What leadership factors did the nominee actively demonstrate throughout the process?
  6. How did the nominee overcome any barriers experienced throughout the rehabilitation and return to work process?

How did the nominee’s contribution to the rehabilitation and return to work process improve the outcome for the worker?

Last updated
20 April 2020