Commonwealth of Virginia Workers' Compensation Services
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Developing a Job Description

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The Claims Department relies upon Employee Work Profiles or other documentation in support of an Employee's Job Description to communicate with medical providers regarding return to work capability.  The documentation can also support termination of benefits, when the employment relationship has been severed,  if we can demonstrate that the injured worker has the capacity to return to a comparable position based upon the physical demands of the pre-injury position.  Finally, it can be an integral part of the Vocational Rehabilitation process by providing documentation of transferable skills, assisting in the search for suitable alternative employment.
Occasionally no documentation is available.  For this reason we would like to draw your attention to a useful resource tool, the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (, published by the U.S. Department of Labor. The tool will allow you to research positions by Occupational Title, Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) codes, and/or Occupational Information.
Please consider reviewing and using this tool if your Benefit Coordinator asks you for information about a Job Description and none is available.


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