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Strategy Development and Case Streaming Phase

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Case Study 2: Vocational Rehabilitation


Strategy Development and Case Streaming

Following GP case conference, completion of Initial / Vocational Assessment Report and liaison with the referring agent (all completed within 20 days of referral) a strategy plan is put in place with the following recommendations taking into consideration the barriers identified:

  1. increase in the injured worker’s physical capacity
  2. increased in medical certification to optimal physical capacity (ideally permanently modified duties – 30 hours per week)
  3. decreased pain / decreased pain focus
  1. decrease in pain focussed behaviour
  2. increased psychological coping mechanisms
  3. increased confidence and self esteem to seek and sustain employment
  1. a clear return to work goal such as “The obtainment of employment as a Dementia Home Monitoring Support Worker, working full time hours’;
  2. return to work hierarchy ‘similar job / different employer;
  3. expected duration for delivery of service and expected return to work outcome ‘2nd May 2009 – 2nd August 2009
  4. and the associated costs expected on this case.

Injury Treatment’s Vocational Rehabilitation model incorporates 5 phases

Referral and Case Review Phase

Initial / Vocational Assessment Phase

Strategy Development Phase and Case Streaming Phase

Vocational Intervention Phase

Post Placement Monitoring & Outcome Phase