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University of Utah Health Leave Administration Consultant - University of Utah Health HR in Salt Lake City, Utah

Overview

University of Utah Health's HR Team is still growing, and we're looking for another Leave Administration Consultant to join us!

This position is responsible for consulting with management and employees, with a strategic focus regarding compliance with University policy and state and federal law relevant to leave administration and disability accommodations.

In order to qualify or be considered, candidates must have the following:

  • Three years' experience in Human Resources with an emphasis in employee relations or leave management including experience with FMLA, FLSA, and ADA.

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or Equivalency

This position is not responsible for providing patient care.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

It's been a winning 11 years...

For the seventh year running in 2021, University of Utah Hospital is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Utah, and in the Salt Lake City metro area, by U.S. News & World Report.

University of Utah Health was also ranked as one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes in 2018 and again in 2019 , and is the only health care provider from the state of Utah to receive the designation.

And University of Utah Health credits its employees for its national ranking as a Top 10 Academic Medical Center for quality and safety for 11 consecutive years!

In addition to its placement on the top 10 list, U of U Health also ranked 2nd in Vizient’s Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Awards in 2020. This is the sixth year in a row the U has ranked in the top five in this category.

According to Becker's Hospital Review, analysis on ranking and award agencies for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction, University of Utah Hospital has been ranked among the top 100 great hospitals in America four years in a row.

In 2019, the Huntsman Family announced a commitment of $150 million to UNI to establish the Huntsman Mental Health Institute. The institute is expected to become a nationally-recognized leader in research, care, education and community outreach—and a model for other states to follow.

In our 2020 employee engagement survey results:

• 99% of our employees were proud to tell people they work here!

• 99% of our employees would recommend us to family and friends who need care!

• 98% of our employees would recommend this as a good place to work!

These are fantastic statistics on their own, and are more than 30 percentage points higher than the national average. And OUR PEOPLE are the reason for these remarkable figures.

Not surprisingly, health care organizations with higher levels of staff engagement also have higher patient satisfaction scores, better staff retention, and a stronger culture of safety. It’s a great place to work and live, and the nation is taking note!

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

Responsibilities

  • Consults with department leadership with respect to interpretation and application of leave administration and disability accommodations with regard to associated policies, practices, and procedures.

  • Strategically consults with leadership on identifying and managing potential employment risks.

  • Provides guidance and coaching to all levels of management in addressing complex issues.

  • Evaluates staff requests for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended (ADA) or section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504), and serves as a resource regarding issues related to the ADA, accommodations, and disability access.

  • Analyzes data and evaluates the effectiveness of current procedures and practices. Recommends changes based on findings.

  • Collaborates with management in determining employee training and development needs.

  • Processes employee leave of absences, including FMLA, medical and non-medical, military, and workers compensation absences.

  • Coordinates with the benefit office for unpaid absences and continuation of health insurance.

  • Coordinates with OEO office regarding alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended (ADA) or section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504).

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated coaching and/or mentoring skills.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of employment and labor laws.

  • Demonstrated high-level judgment and critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to handle highest level of confidential information.

  • Ability to strategically consult with all levels of management.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communications skills.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • Three years' experience in Human Resources with an emphasis in employee relations or leave management including experience with FMLA, FLSA, and ADA.

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or Equivalency

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • PHR or SPHR, SHRM-SCP or SHRM-CP

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This is a sedentary position that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements

Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Sitting, Speaking, Standing

EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Number 46969
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule M-F
Location Name 515 Tower (Dan Jones Building)
Patient Care? No
City Salt Lake City
State UT
Department COR ISC 05A HUMAN RESOURCES
Category Human Resources

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.