Contact Hours:
14 hours (Lecture & Group Work)

Cost:
$650.00

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Post Offer Employment Testing Program

Grow your business with an effective tool in the war to eliminate unnecessary compensation claims and costs!

Post-Offer, Pre-Placement Testing is an important clinical service-bridge to employers as an injury prevention service and a generator of clinical referrals. While more closely tying you to employers, establishing a Post-Offer program capitalizes on your investment in Job Analysis, Ergonomic Evaluation, and Functional Capacity Evaluation. Post-Offer Testing is an effective tool for evaluating a potential employees’ ability to handle exertion-demanding tasks!

This practical course will teach you how to set up POET testing in your practice and increase your revenue stream from employer based services. In keeping with the Matheson philosophy of developing the “Thinking Evaluator,” this course is particularly important for the practitioner who has relied upon a home grown or commercial Post-Offer “system” but has not investigated the efficacy of such systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • How current ADAAA law shapes what we do, and don’t do, in Post-Offer testing.
  • Review of terminology and definitions currently in force
  • Understanding the phases of employment for test application
  • Measuring and collecting job data – the “how to,” tools, and forms
  • Determination of job demands cut-points
  • How to discriminate between essential and marginal functions
  • Test development, validation, and administration
  • Test administration – implementation, time, and cost
  • Writing up the data – review of formats
  • Review of results – ADAAA guidelines for distribution of results
  • Instruction in performing Yearly Disparate Impact Testing for protocol validation
  • What to do when results indicate the presence of a medical issue
  • Practice management issues – space design, equipment, supplies, staffing, and billing
  • Review of studies that support the value of POET
  • Product development – a step by step approach to expanding your practice

Who Should Attend

In keeping with the Matheson philosophy of developing the “Thinking Evaluator,” this course is particularly important for the practitioner who has relied upon a home grown or commercial Post-Offer “system” but has not investigated the efficacy of such systems. This course will help strengthen your knowledge of ADAA and develop a complaint system for supporting employers in screening new employees to determine if they have the physical capacity to safely meet the critical job demands. This includes development of an Essential Functions Job Analysis and setting up complaint POET screening protocols, procedures and standards for process evaluation. This course will help you set up a new program or function as a guide to improve compliance by supplementing your existing program.

Educational Level

Entry Level – Specialty Course

Contact Hours

14 Hours (Lecture & Group Work)

The Matheson Difference; in order to enhance the learning experience, these learning tools will be used in the curriculum:

The resource will be available through the Matheson web site. Students may visit the site to review evaluation tests and techniques at their own pace.

Workshop Hours

Registration on the first day is from 8 – 8:30 a.m.
Subsequent day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break at 12 noon and two 15 minute breaks around 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Course Approvals

AOTA CEU’s awarded based upon completion of the course in its entirety.

 

Matheson Education and Training Solutions is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.

 

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Matheson Education and Training Solutions LLC
166 South River Road Suite 240
Bedford, NH 03110
Phone: 1-800-443-7690 (Toll Free)
603-358-6525 (Int’l)
Fax: 603-358-0116
Email: info@roymatheson.com
www.roymatheson.com

Erica Galipeau, PT, CWCE, CEES

Erica is co-owner of Injury & Health Management Solutions Inc. (IHMS), near Burlington, Vermont. IHMS provides on-site services at such companies as Burton Snowboards, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Bombardier Transportation, Vermont Teddy Bear, Goodrich, and The Lane Press. These services include physical therapy, ergonomic evaluations, all levels of injury prevention and ergonomic training, direct problem solving of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), wellness, Post-Offer employment screenings, FCEs, ADA job analyses, and computer ergonomics.

“This Ergonomics Evaluation Certification Program is extremely valuable. Dr. LaCourse is an excellent instructor with years of hands-on experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in reducing cumulative trauma disorders.”

“Also, I just completed my very first FCE today……. And it was AWESOME!!! I could hear you talking in the back of my head the whole time! Very exciting!! Thanks for such a great learning experience!”

“I was so impressed with my entire Matheson experience.”

“As a provider of FCEs for 12-plus years, I have been through several training programs. I would recommend Matheson without reservation. Thanks to your training, my staff is the best prepared in my area. It has made a difference for my business and has set us ahead of our competition.”

“Far and away the best certification course I have attended in my seven-year professional career. The instructors are knowledgeable and apply all of the information to real-world scenarios. Thank you!”

This Ergonomics Evaluation Certification Program is extremely valuable. Dr. LaCourse is an excellent instructor with years of hands-on experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in reducing cumulative trauma disorders.”

“Of all the FCE training I have received, Matheson is the most evidence-based. I like that it is a battery of standardized tests, and not a standard battery of tests. It also requires thinking as an evaluator, unlike other programs that don’t allow you to consider any non-quantitative factors, which results in an opinion of functional capacity lacking in external validity. The Matheson FCE makes the most of what is available right now.”

“The Amended ADA Webinar was outstanding and I really appreciate your willingness to do them.  You have gotten to the heart of the matter in the “gray areas” that people have familiarity with, but are not comfortable discussing.  I treasure every one of these webinars.  They have helped me be a better evaluator and allowed me to speak intelligently to our employers and other referral sources.”

“I just wanted to e-mail you and let you know that I found this webinar to be extremely helpful to me in my position as an the on site PT manager. In my opinion your webinar provided excellent information about the ADA issues we may face and invaluable advice to avoid legal pitfalls related to our work site analysis and testing procedures.”

“We are utilizing the Matheson philosophy not only for Functional Capacity Evaluation, but also for the foundation of interdisciplinary treatment of chronic pain patients at our clinic in Waltham MA, Boston PainCare. The culture of function is throughout all of our departments, interventional, functional rehabilitation, medication management, sleep, and behavioral.
Spending the week training for FCEs in Keene, NH was very exciting as it allowed me to know that we are not only on the…”

The instructors did an excellent job of breaking down the complex concepts into the most simple and understandable pieces of information. My folders of countless papers from various sources, both online and off, have been consolidated into one well-laid out reference book!

Thank you for having the Essential Function Job Analysis course available. I have been doing job analyses and post offer test formulation at my company for 8 years now and this course taught me that we need to (and will) make some adjustments to our procedures to better defend any possible legal challenges. That means a great deal to me as a business owner.

“Your webinars have made me a better evaluator and allowed me to speak intelligently to our employers and other referral sources.”

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