An exceptional health system needs to engage top talent to achieve its mission of providing extraordinary healthcare. That requires a world-class Human Resources function, and that's what we're delivering. Join us and make a difference every single day in service of this outstanding work - excellence and innovation in patient care, research, and community service. We're improving our technology, energizing interpersonal climate, facilitating change, and enabling talent. The healthcare industry is exciting! Cedars-Sinai Human Resources is pursuing outstanding service and support for a hardworking workforce passionate about those challenges, engaged in their work, and deft in their ability to adapt to the constantly evolving environment!
**This is a limited term non-benefited opportunity for 6-months with the possibility to extend per operational needs.
What will I be doing in this role?
The leave specialist is responsible for the overall leave disability management/return to work administration and continuity of practice of Cedars-Sinai disability management processes, including facilitating the interactive process (IAP) to identify reasonable accommodations and the return to work of ill and or injured employees as seamlessly and expeditiously as possible. Employs established recognized principles of disability case management in order to achieve these goals, will service as a primary liaison between the employee, health care provider(s), department management, Human Resources, and others as appropriate to consult and advise on return to work and accommodation issues.
Facilitate and oversee the disability management process for ill and injured employees related to leave and workplace accommodations under the Family Medical Leave Act, the California Family Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Employment and Housing Act, and workers compensation laws.
Employ return-to-work strategies that are cost effective for Cedars-Sinai, as well as productive and meaningful for the employees. Serve as the catalyst in refining, developing and promoting these strategies as needed.
Facilitate and/or actively engage in the interactive process with the employee, the employee's supervisor and other appropriate parties to ensure all opportunities for workplace accommodation and/or return to work have been thoroughly explored.
Consult with the employee, department management, treating medical provider(s), HR staff and other stakeholders to determine, clarify or verify the employee's abilities and restrictions, job demands, physical demands, accommodations, and timing of the return to work.
Work to ensure compliance with the requirement to accommodate by developing alternative strategies.
Provide ongoing consultation, support and problem-solving assistance to the employee and department management on the return-to-work process and temporary transitional assignments.
High school diploma/GED.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field preferred.
3 years direct experience in disability management, return to work administration, reasonable accommodations, and the interactive process.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.