A job analysis is an objective assessment of the physical, psychological, environmental and cognitive demands of specific work tasks performed by a physiotherapist or occupational therapist.
An employer, medical practitioner, worker or case manager would typically organise a job analysis when the physical demands of a job are unknown or when it is unclear which workplace duties are suitable for an injured worker.
A job analysis can be an important step in the return to work of an injured worker. The job analysis will clearly establish the physical demands of a job, and this information combined with outcomes of an assessment of the worker’s abilities will enable suitable return to work duties, including alternative duties, to be identified. The CHG physiotherapist or occupational therapist will provide a report summarising the findings and recommendations of the service. This could include suggestions for modifications to the task or process; installation of aids or equipment; and a graduated return to work plan to progress that worker back to certain tasks.
CHG psychologists can conduct a psychological job analysis to survey the cognitive demands of a job role, and conduct psychometric testing to determine the suitability of an individual to that role.
To book a job analysis, contact CHG.