A Day in the Life of James
This week, we had the privilege of speaking to James, one of our consultants here at Rehab Management. James shared with us, his daily routine, his travels on the job, the diverse people he meets and his favourite aspects of working at Rehab Management. Read our interview with James below.
“As a rehabilitation consultant at Rehab Management, my daily tasks are varied. On a typical day, I complete a myriad of different tasks and duties. These include work site assessments, ergonomic assessments, functional capacity assessments, and completing all required medico-legal reporting and documentation, including case notes after completing any action or phone call with clients.
Each day, I set my own schedule to ensure that the work is completed within SLA timelines for certain frameworks. I liaise with several stakeholders each day, ranging from injured workers to allied health professionals, surgeons, employers, and case managers. On other occasions, I can be involved with external training of staff from ergonomic principles to manual handling.
My clients come from a wide range of backgrounds and professions. I work with current and ex-serving military clients, ComCare clients with the Australian Federal Police, Air Services Australia, and Work Cover Queensland. I also conduct surrogate assessments where I assist a surgeon for a court case through tele-health. I’ve worked on mining sites, quarries, and with stakeholders of companies, including health and safety operators and managers.
As a rehabilitation consultant, I spend a significant amount of time on the road. I can travel anywhere, and I’ve frequently gone on trips to Rockhampton, Gladstone, and all over metro Brisbane. I have also travelled around the western suburbs as far as Goondiwindi and Dalby surrounds. On these trips, I can be completing work site assessments and functional assessments to assist injured workers to return to their roles and find safe avenues to do so. During my drives, I contact clients on the trips to maximize time where possible or relax a little with music or podcasts.
Currently, I’m returning from leave, and my travel plans are local around metro Brisbane. However, I have some reviews to attend in the Gold Coast next week. There are also plans for another consultant and myself to undertake manual handling training in the next coming weeks to conduct these sessions in Fraser, Moreton, Stradbroke Islands, and other Brisbane surrounds.
My favourite thing since coming on board with Rehab Management is that my day can be so variable, and I can control my schedule. After working in a private practice and being stuck in one room, I love the freedom and flexible working arrangements we have, working in and out of the office. The Brisbane team is possibly the best working environment I have ever worked in, with a mix of different personalities always happy to support on files as well as the banter. Overall, being a rehabilitation consultant at Rehab Management is a challenging but rewarding career, and I love coming to work each day.”