CEUL112818 - Functional Job Analysis (FJA)

Offered By
WorkWell Prevention And Care

306 W. Michigan St., Suite 301
Duluth, MN  55802  USA

Course Description:

WorkWell’s Functional Job Analysis (FJA) is a comprehensive, structured process of identifying and evaluating the physical and functional aspects of work. Job analysis is the basis for matching workers abilities to job requirements in areas such as injury prevention, early intervention, ergonomics, gap analysis/rehabilitation goal setting, return to work decision making and vocational training/placement. The WW FJA objectively quantifies, measures and describes the physical/functional components of the job, including the required tasks, movements, forces and postures to help develop and validate a resultant Functional Job Description report.
This 1-day training is designed to help clinicians improve knowledge and skills in evaluating physical/functional job demands and presenting the information to employers, healthcare providers and other stakeholders in a useful manner. Lab sessions will include video job analysis and a site visit to help participants with skill development related to equipment use, workplace interactions and interviewing skills. Resource materials include multi-format templates and examples to help participants organize/document data and present reports in a meaningful way.
**Due to COVID restrictions, some sessions will only include video job analysis and NOT a physical site visit. Please email prior to registering if you would like to confirm the plan for date(s) you are considering.
Learning Objectives:
At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1.   Plan activities associated with performing a Functional Job Analysis, including site contact, equipment preparation, data collection and report output
2.   Differentiate essential functions and marginal functions based on case information, considering the skill, fundamental nature, criticality, frequency and number of individuals involved in performing the task.
3.   Analyze work tasks based on case information, using a standardized taxonomy to describe the types of physical demands that comprise the task
4.   Demonstrate workplace data collection, including operation of basic measurement tools/equipment measuring force/load, heights, distance and time.
5.   Demonstrate basic interview skills, eliciting information on specific task performance and physical demands from subject matter experts using language and interpersonal skills appropriate for the work setting.
6.   Document common physical demand descriptors, defining intensity and duration of work with specific numeric data, and frequency of work using a standardized taxonomy.
7.   Differentiate job description reporting options for employers and health professionals, including the usefulness and limitations of data organized by task or physical demand.
8.   Discuss logistics for obtaining worker/supervisor feedback to validate job descriptions considering sampling practices and group dynamics.
9.   Explain the use FJAs in the workplace and clinic- specific to application areas such as ergonomics, work rehabilitation goal setting, developing transitional/modified duties, and development of post offer pre work screening.
10.   Discuss job analysis experiences and identify at least 2 personal strengths, weaknesses and goals to guide ongoing professional development in this area.


8:00 - 8:15   Introductions
Orientation- Disclosure, facilities review and safety considerations
8:15 - 9:40   Purpose and uses of FJA
Operational definitions and work frequency concepts
Roles and responsibilities related to FJA logistics and performance
Description of FJA components
Sales proposal considerations
Functional job analysis implementation process
9:40 – 9:50   Break
9:50 - 10:30   Review of job analysis process/method
Identifying and documenting
   Job objective
   Essential/marginal functions
   Critical demands/physical demands
10:30 - 12:00   Review of data collection forms and templates
Lab- Small group activity- Video FJA
   Determine functions and activities
   Identifying critical demands
   Discussion and Practice Data Documentation
12:00-12:30   Organization of FJA resources and planning for site work
   Use of forms and organizational tools
   Conduct in the workplace
   Interacting with onsite individuals
   Data gathering
12:30-1:00   Lunch Break
1:00-2:30   Lab- Guided site visit/workplace job analysis exercise
Large group Interviews with supervisor and or worker/s
Small group break outs- additional conversation with workers
Identify functions/critical demands
Worksite measurements
2:30-2:40   Break
2:40- 4:00   Lab- Large and small group work- Writing functional job description
Review and discuss examples of FJDs from varied work settings
4:00-4:30   Review of data presentation/FJD reporting- templates and computer options
Overview of validation options and forms
4:30-5:00   Application and use of FJD information
   Using the FJD for modifying jobs
   Work accommodations/modifications/transitional duty
   Post offer employment testing
   Training and education
Marketing strategies

Equipment Needed for Implementation: Basic Equipment- Tape measure, force gauge, hand/pinch dynamometer, documentation tools/computer


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