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Cedars-Sinai Leave Specialist - Human Resources in Los Angeles, California

Our employees make a difference every day by providing world-class healthcare.

An exceptional health system needs to engage top talent to achieve its mission of providing world-class 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 extraordinary work – excellence and innovation in patient care, research, and community service. We’re improving our technology, energizing our climate, facilitating change, and enabling talent. The healthcare industry has never been more rewarding, and Cedars-Sinai Human Resources is pursuing extraordinary service and support for a dedicated workforce passionate about providing the best patient care, engaged in their work, and deft in their ability to adapt to the ever-changing environment.

Are you ready to make a difference?

As our Leave Specialist, you will facilitate the overall Leave Disability Management/Return to Work administration and continuity of practice of Cedars-Sinai's disability management processes. You will facilitate the interactive process (IAP) to identify reasonable accommodation(s) and the return to work of ill and/or injured employees as seamlessly and expeditiously as possible. Using established and recognized principles of disability case management in order to achieve these goals, you will be the primary liaison between the employee, health care provider(s), department management, and Human Resources. You will collaborate and advise on return to work and accommodation issues among all parties.

Your responsibilities:

  • You will help ill and injured employees through the disability management process, assisting with 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.

  • You will use return-to-work strategies that are cost effective for Cedars-Sinai, as well as productive and meaningful for the employees. Your input will be an important catalyst in refining, developing and promoting these strategies as needed.

  • You'll help employees by assessing the employee’s skills and any work restrictions, while you develop job search plans to facilitate identification of reasonable accommodation(s) and/or timely and safe return to work.

  • You'll make sure our work follows the requirement to accommodate by developing alternative strategies.

  • You'll provide ongoing consultation, support and problem-solving assistance to the employee and manager on the return-to-work process and temporary transitional assignments.

  • You will train HR and management on disability and return to work-related topics.

Educational Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.


  • 3 years of direct experience indisability management, return to work administration, reasonable accommodationsand the interactive process required.

  • 5 years of Human Resources experience preferred.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.