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HR Disability Management Manager

Location: Novato, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 789253 Date posted: 04/17/2019

Leads department staff to effectively manage the use of protected and unprotected leaves of absences for assigned client groups. Provides comprehensive disability management strategies to minimize employee lost work days. Facilitates return to work programs and reasonable accommodation processes. Provides training to executives, managers and shop stewards regarding protected leaves of absence processes. Serves as a subject matter expert for worker's compensation and employee wellness issues. Provides expert advice and consultation for all investigations and litigation regarding protected leaves of absences.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manages, hires, trains and motivates a team of disability case managers to provide exceptional service to clients, managers and medical center/regional leaders. Serves as the subject matter expert and ensures compliance with internal policies and procedures, including all local, state and federal leave management programs.

  •  Evaluates the team plan for continual improvement for the efficiency and effectiveness of the group and provide individuals with professional and personal growth metrics. Creates reporting metrics and analytics by service area and by departments. Creates and develops educational and training material. Provides expert consultation to operational leaders to develop and to adjust disability management strategies and processes. Serves as a worker's compensation and employee wellness liaison.  

  • Consults with senior medical center leaders (ie; Assistant Nurse Managers, Clinical Nurse Executives, Medical Group Administrators) regarding trend analysis for attendance and leave of absence usage due to industrial / non-industrial injuries, lost work time, and employees applying for reasonable accommodations.

  • Reviews and approves recommendations for employee placement in the Alterative Job Placement process. Creates trend analysis and provides expert consultation on effectively managing the reasonable accommodations usage in assigned service areas.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum five (5) years of experience consulting with business and operational leaders.

  • Minimum two (2) years of supervisory experience.

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience working with disability programs.

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience auditing regulatory compliance with Federal, State, and municipal laws and ordinances which affect employees, sick leave, leaves of absences, wages, employees with disability and reasonable accommodations.

  • Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Health Care Administration, Psychology or Public Health OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

  • High School Diploma OR General Education Diploma (GED) required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated writing skills.

  • Ability to analyze data and to apply regulations to existing practices.

  • Demonstrated ability to determine key business issues and develop effective strategic directions and implementation plans from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

  • Demonstrated strong verbal/ written communication and presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to design effective meeting agendas and facilitate meetings in person and by phone conference.

  • Strong results orientation, collaboration and relationship building skills with various levels of healthcare workforces and in Labor environments.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead professionals and manage others through influence and collaboration.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and interpret quantitative/qualitative analysis.

  • Ability to develop business cases.

  • Demonstrated success in independently carrying concepts through the process of design, development, evaluation and implementation. Ability to conduct post implementation evaluation and refinement.

  • Excellent computer skills with MSOffice software, survey tools, Adobe Acrobat.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the following, as applicable to work location assignment:

  • City and County of San Francisco (Office of Labor Standards and Enforcement) regulations

  • City of Oakland regulations

  • US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division regulations

  • State of California, Fair Employment and Housing Act regulations

  • Management of Leaves of Absences in accordance with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

  • Management of Leaves of Absences in accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor

  • Management of Leaves of Absences in accordance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

  • Management of Leaves of Absences in accordance with the California Department of Labor Standards and Enforcement and Industrial Welfare Commission

  • Management of Leaves of Absences in accordance with the City of Oakland Contracts and Compliance Division

  • Management of Leaves of Absences in accordance with the San Francisco County Office of Labor Standards and Enforcement

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of experience auditing regulatory compliance with Federal, State, and municipal laws and ordinances which affect employees, sick leave, leaves of absences, wages, employees with disability and reasonable accommodations.

  • Master's degree strongly preferred.

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    Primary Location: California,Novato,Novato CSA/BO Offices 7200 Redwood Blvd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports Job Category: Human Resources / HRIS Department: HR Disability Management Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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