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As our Senior Leave Specialist, you will provide Leave Disability Management expertise and consultative services to clients, Human Resources, management and employees across the organization. You will maintain and oversee long term and complex continuous leaves, monthly leave reports and education of staff in leave disability management policies, procedures and practices.
Assume a leadership role with the Leave Disability Management team to support consistent delivery of high-level service and appropriate application of policies. Serve as a subject matter expert for all aspects of Leave Disability Management policies, practices and processes.
Responsible for handling long term continuous and complex leaves and engaging in the interactive process. Track company sponsored benefits to discontinue, per policy. Engage with employees to support and facilitate their return to work and formulate recommendations regarding continued leave as a reasonable accommodation.
Act as a resource to educate HR staff, department management and staff employees on Leave of Absence (LOA) policies, procedures, and federal and state requirements; as well as to aid in employees understanding of benefits offered and eligibility requirements through individual and group meetings or training sessions. Support and develop competence among HR staff to answer questions.
Analyze, review, update, develop and/or contribute to LOA related policies and related forms, communications, or documents as appropriate. Administer implementation, coordination and roll out.
Maintain, and engage with the TPA and ensure TPA compliance with all CS policies as related to appropriate federal and state leave regulations.
Evaluate and administer legal and regulatory changes and formulate recommendations for policy, practice or process changes as appropriate.
Analyze and administer root cause analysis for recurrent or egregious issues and pain points (system abuse, intermittent leaves). Partner with HR Business Partners to address employee issues. Formulate, recommend and influence implementation of process, communications and or programming modifications where such changes may also alleviate the issue.
Educate and collaborate with members of Human Resources in managing difficult or unusual situations. Work collaboratively and or partner with managers/supervisors, TPA, Human Resources, Risk Management, HR Compliance, Labor Relations and various applicable areas across the organization. Explore, recommend and coordinate implementation of Leave of Absence (LOA) program and process improvement.
Review monthly and quarterly reports generated by a Third Party Administrator and make recommendations to immediate manager on improving Leave of Absence (LOA) processing and practices. Provide expertise and education to Human Resources staff regarding reports as necessary. Recommend refinements and or additional reporting as needed.
Teamwork/Customer Relations Responsibilities
Collaborates to problem solve and make decisions to achieve desired outcomes
Shares knowledge, time and expertise to assist other members of the team
Ensures practices and procedures are inclusive of interpersonal and cultural diversity
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 teaching 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.