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Evaluate: Insurance Professionals, Nurse Case Managers, Doctors
Treat: Insurance Professionals, Nurse Case Managers
Assist: Attorneys, Paralegals, Legal Assistants

Functional Job Analysis & Job Descriptions (FJA/FJD)

Traditionally job descriptions are created by staff who have the best of intentions, but minimal understanding of a job as it relates to the human being performing it. E3 creates job descriptions that reflect the exact functional, physical requirements of every job. E3 uses licensed Physical or Occupational Therapists to create each FJD. Therapists use on site observation, questionnaires, interviews and video recordings in order to gather all applicable information. This information is analyzed, then confirmed by current employees and supervisors and ultimately synthesized into a working document. Without all these steps, job descriptions are generally not legally valid.

A thorough Functional Job Description (FJD) is invaluable for many reasons:

  • Many times an accurate description will help weed out unqualified job candidates before they even apply
  • Expedites training by defining physical expectations for each new employee
  • Reminds current workers the level of performance they are required to maintain
  • Ensures an easier transition from one job to another for promoted, demoted or transferred employees
  • Makes return-to-work therapy for injured employees drastically more efficient

E3 uses FJDs as the basis for our Pre-Work Screens and job-specific FCEs. It also provides a blueprint for our unique Work Hardening & Conditioning program.

Pre-Work Screens (PWS)

The E3 Pre-Work Screen is the gold standard in the industry.

  • E3 bases their Pre-Work Screens (a.k.a. Performance Profiles, Lift Tests, Post-Offer/Pre-Placement Physical, etc.) on an in-depth Functional Job Analysis/Description that is validated by current employees and supervisors, ensuring the screening process is legally viable.
  • Based on the new-hires PWS results, employers can confidently slot employees into specific jobs, they can modify job duties or they can rescind the offer of employment.
  • E3 has each new-hire replicate what they'll be doing on the job. Often using materials from the actual worksite, never relying on machine-based measurements that are not job-relevant nor specific enough to provide useful hiring information.
  • E3 therapists perform each screening one-on-one with the job candidate to ensure each new-hire can, in fact, safely perform the essential functions of the job and educate the job-candidate on proper body mechanics as they relate to each specific job.
  • E3 can do each PWS by appointment (the new-hire doesn't end up waiting) or, in instances where an E3 client is in a hiring mode – seasonal work generally – E3 can perform screenings on-site.
  • Results are communicated in real time to the employer, generally Human Resources
  • E3 has multiple partnerships in place to provide single-source billing for Drug/Alcohol Testing and Background Checks. E3 also works with many doctors to provide medical physicals, DOT physicals, vision/hearing tests, etc.
  • E3 is ALWAYS compliant with ADA and EEOC

On-Site Injury Prevention

Small nagging injuries often become major, expensive ones. Most of those issues can, and should, be identified and rectified without ever filing a 'recordable' injury.

E3’s therapist becomes a de-facto member of your risk management team working closely with human resources and supervisory staff to identify and treat injuries before they become ‘recordable’ by providing manual therapy for pre-emergent injuries, creating stretching programs, ensuring sound ergonomics company-wide, monitoring employee’s body mechanics, etc.

By regularly surveying current employees E3 will identify and address pre-emergent injuries in individuals and general trends among groups of workers (by shift, location, supervisor, time of day, etc.) This has a dual effect: it "catches" injuries before they happen in individuals and it increases productivity by identifying performance inconsistencies among groups of workers.

The surveys are quick (a few minutes on-line) and easily afforded in nearly any HR budget; the resulting information is priceless:

  • Identification of 'at risk' groups of employees
  • Detection of pre-emergent worker issues (identifying where capacity/demand imbalances exist)
  • Ability to provide simple and timely non-medical interventions based on each individual's unique needs
  • Optimization of demand/capacity balance where compromised
  • Ability to monitor recovery trajectories
  • Ability to more effectively case manage high risk workers
  • Facilitation of employee "ownership" in their own health and well being on the job and away from it

On-Site Industrial Rehabilitation Program

E3's on-site services are the same as our Post-Injury PT/OT and Job-Centric Work Conditioning/Hardening systems, save for the fact they're done at the worksite.

If the therapist is on-site regularly (be it every day, a couple times a week or even just once a month) they can also be used to apply solutions arrived at via E3's On-Site Injury Prevention program.