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Cedars-Sinai Leave Specialist in Los Angeles, California

Make a difference in Human Resources!

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.


Educational Requirements:

  • High school diploma/GED.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field preferred.

Experience Requirements:

  • 3 years direct experience in disability management, return to work administration, reasonable accommodations, and the interactive process.

  • 5 years 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.