Accident Compensation Corporation and injury management

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

APM Workcare is the only provider which holds a national contract with the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) to provide vocational rehabilitation services under the "Stay at Work" program and "Work Ready" services.

We believe that every day counts and as such, services need to be provided in a timely manner, keeping the broader picture of rehabilitation and outcomes in mind.

APM Workcare’s interdisciplinary team has a thorough understanding and working knowledge of rehabilitation needs for injured clients in a wide variety of workplace settings.

APM Workcare provides consultants with ongoing education, training and supervision to ensure best practice is applied in service delivery.

In the period 1 March 2012 to 2 April 2015, APM delivered over 25,000 Stay at Work and Work Ready services throughout NZ. 

We operate a mixed service delivery model employing over 100 staff and partner with over 25 carefully selected organisations throughout NZ.

Our partners include specialist rehabilitation providers and others with strong links to tertiary education.

 

Comprehensive Pain Assessments (CPA)

ACC awarded APM Workcare the CPA contract for the Otago, Southland and Ruapehu regions in March 2015.

APM Workcare’s inter-disciplinary team of occupational medicine and musculoskeletal specialists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, registered nurses and physiotherapists have extensive experience and are well positioned to provide specialised pain services for clients in local communities.

 

Early Intervention

Early intervention is one of the most critical factors in achieving positive return-to-work outcomes, reducing the impact of injury and illness in the workplace.

Our research shows that the likelihood of a successful return to work diminishes significantly where there are delays in referral.

APM Workcare’s early intervention program provides:

  • Incident advisory services
  • Proactive communication
  • Fast-track referrals
  • Return-to-work support

 

Rehabilitation/Return-to-Work Services

APM WorkCare assists individuals to remain at or return to work after injury or illness.

Our proactive approach and in-depth understanding of the key drivers of success have positioned APM Workcare as a preferred provider with many of New Zealand’s leading organisations.

Our track record and return-to-work rates speak for themselves.

Services include:

  • Initial needs assessments
  • Work-site assessments, including review of suitable duties
  • Structured return-to-work planning
  • Medical liaison and case conferences
  • Case management support and guidance
  • Redeployment

APM Workcare has a specialised team of rehabilitation and employment services consultants who focus solely on assisting clients who, for a variety of reasons, are seeking work with a new employer.

Services include:

  • Work trial canvassing
  • Vocational assessment and vocational counselling
  • Effective job-search skills training
  • Labour market research

APM Workcare is nationally accredited as an approved vocational rehabilitation provider with the ACC.

We have strong relationships with various government agencies across the country and understand the specific needs of working within the framework of the public sector.

APM Workcare is also a preferred provider for a number of large self-insured licensees under the (accredited) ACC Partnership Programme.