This is an exempt position with a salary range of $45,357 to $50,828 per year. Remote work is not available for this role.
The Workers' Compensation Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the management of the University's self-insured workers' compensation program system-wide and providing crucial support to various internal and external stakeholders related to the program. The Workers' Comp Coordinator plays a critical role in establishing procedures and facilitating decisions that balance employee coverage and cost-effectiveness for the University.
Duties and responsibilities of the Workers' Compensation Coordinator include, but are not limited to, the following:
Responsible for the oversight and day-to-day management of the University's workers' comp program, serving as liaison between the University's injured workers, third party administrator (TPA), treating physicians, and campus departments
Ensures University compliance with Federal/State OSHA record-keeping regulations and standards by independently completing/ maintaining monthly OSHA 300 logs, yearly OSHA 300A logs, and annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses for each campus location
Independently designs and conducts work comp training presentations to UT System supervisors upon request, via in-person or zoom training sessions.
Other duties as assigned
A bachelor's degree and 2 years of workers' compensation insurance experience is required. Ten years of experience may substitute in lieu of a degree. Senior-level experience in workers' compensation administration/management is needed. Knowledge of medical terminology, OSHA record-keeping, HIPAA, FMLA is also required, along with the ability to learn Tennessee workers' compensation laws and Division of Claims statutes and processes.
Additional qualifications include:
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
Excellent communication skills with a variety of audiences at all levels of the University
A strong sense of urgency and the ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment
Training skills and the ability to clearly and effectively explain complicated processes to others
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the System Human Resources, 826B Andy Holt Tower, 1331 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996, telephone 865-974-8170. Requests for accommodation of a disability may also be directed to this office.
Internal Number: 21000000O9
About The University of Tennessee System
The University of Tennessee System is comprised of campuses at Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Martin; the Health Science Center at Memphis; the Space Institute at Tullahoma; and the statewide Institute of Agriculture and Institute for Public Service. The UT System has a presence in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties. Through the combined force of education, research and outreach, the University serves students, business and industry, schools, governments, organizations and citizens statewide.