Kaiser Permanente - Washington Permanente Medical Group
Location: Renton, Washington
Internal Number: BENEF002977
The Benefits Specialist - Leaves and Accommodations is a front-line member of the Benefits team who provides guidance and assistance to employees and supervisors for accommodations and for protected leaves. This position supports the Benefits Administrator who has primary responsibility for protected leave administration and works directly with employees and supervisors to evaluate and process leave and accommodation requests.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Advise clinical leadership on job related accommodations:
Work with staff and chiefs in an interactive process for accommodations.
Ongoing case management of updated accommodation plans.
Return to work plan management.
Maintain complete and accurate records of accommodation requests in accordance with specified legal requirements and documentation of best practices.
Administers military leaves.
Supports Benefits Administrator and administers and evaluates select protected leave requests (e.g. FMLA, WAPFML).
Interacts with employees to answer queries and provide updates on protected leaves.
Supports Leaves Team by providing information about current leave cases.
Enters and updates records in leave tracking software.
Provide back-up to other team members.
Other duties as assigned.
BA degree and/or a combination of education and work experience will be considered in lieu of the education requirement. Minimum education is a High School diploma.
BA in field related to human resource management
2-4 years administrative benefits or HR experience with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a confidential manner
Minimum requirement plus specialized experience administering leaves and/or 1 to 2 years working with medical group and leadership
CEBS, PHR, or likes professional designation
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Knowledge: Areas of specialty or expertise (e.g., intermediate knowledge of research methodology and data collection modalities)
Skills: Abilities needed to execute job duties (e.g., advanced writing and documentation skills)
Must possess CARE competencies that include excellent customer service skills and expertise in job functions, accountability for work, and creation of productive working relationships.
3+ years' experience in administrative work with retirement plans, insurance, compensation, systems, HR and budget reconciliation.
Familiarity with standard concepts and procedures for benefits, insurance, compensation or human resources. Working knowledge of Excel, Word. Strong math and analytical skills. Organizational skills, good written and verbal communication skills, multi-tasking, project management and systems databases lead.
Strong organization skills and ability to understand large complex ideas; ability to work and reduce to smaller elements: prioritized and sequenced.
Identify problems, research solutions and reduce impacts to work.
Effective at communicating with all levels of the organization, including written communication, presentation and facilitation.