Primary Responsibilities of a Medical Director Occupational Health Consulting Consultant
Updated: Apr 25, 2022
Medical Director Occupational Health Consulting (MDOHC) and their consultants focus on the prevention, evaluation, treatment and resolution of health conditions caused by the workplace environment.
Consultants within MDOHC are thoroughly trained to assess the origin of worker injury and illness, taking past history, work conditions and other factors into consideration so that injuries and illnesses are properly classified and treated appropriately to ensure workers’ safe return to work.
Consultants in MDOHC are experts in managing and monitoring the health of employees, and improving their well-being through health promotion and education, workplace hazard analysis, and ensuring workplace compliance with laws and safety standards.
MDOHC consultants address business-related issues for medical facilities and healthcare providers so they can prioritize providing care. They gather and analyze data, draw conclusions and present findings in the form of recommendations to their clients.
MDOHC consultants also help a doctor or healthcare facility with a range of regulatory issues, such as complying with insurance and safety plans, keeping patient information confidential and disposing of hazardous waste. They can even suggest ways that a client can lower exposure to malpractice lawsuits or address such lawsuits when they come up.
MDOHC consultants improve the human condition at the macro level, one business at a time. They use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to identify an issue or apply medical knowledge in industries that are not led by physicians. Consulting is focused around the industry-client relationship, as opposed to the patient-centered relationship of direct medical practice.