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Leave and Benefits Specialist

Citizens Health
Colby, KS
  • Expired: April 15, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

Citizens Health is recruiting a leave and benefits specialist to work full-time in our Human Resources department.Our Mission: Enhancing the lives of those we serve.About Us : Citizens Health is a community based, private, not-for-profit organization. It is comprised of:Citizens Medical Cente r - a 25 bed critical access hospitalFamily Center for Health Care - an outpatient rural health clinicPrairie Senior - a skilled nursing facilityCitizens Clubhouse - an onsite childcare center that cares for children 6 weeks to school age for our workforceCitizens Medical Equipment - our durable medical equipment businessWe strive to be progressive, dependable and knowledgeable, while providing compassionate, evidence-based care to the residents of northwest Kansas.Location: 100 E College Ave, Colby, KansasPosition Information: Administering leave requests/accommodations and assisting with associate benefits and retirement plans.Responsible to the Human Resources... ManagerDays: Monday through FridayHours: 8am to 5 pmPay Range: Dependent upon experience.What You'll DoLeave responsibilities and functions Process and administer all leaves of absence requests and disability paperwork: medical, disability, and FMLA Effectively interprets FMLA and ADA implications as related to leaves of absence/disabilities.

Communicate with associates regarding their needs for leave and/or modified work schedules. Ensure that associates are aware of their responsibilities and requirements needed as part of the requested leave. Handles the leave processing from the initial notice of need to return to work.

Process actions include gathering and completing all required paperwork, determining leave eligibility, designating leave as qualifying, requesting medical certification as needed, and accounting for intermittent and reduced schedule leave use. Maintains reasonable communication with associates on leave to facilitate smooth and timely return to work; relays communication between associates and their department leaders during leave, within reason. Advises associates and department leaders on the interaction of leave laws with paid time off and other available benefits.

Facilitates other leave requests, which may include accommodation requests under the ADA. Maintains complete and accurate records of leave and accommodation requests in accordance with specified legal requirements and documentation of best practices. Maintains up to date knowledge of applicable leave and accommodation laws including FMLA, ADA, state and local laws.Benefit Responsibilities And Functions Serve as a contact for associates and plan vendors Coordinated and troubleshoot issues regarding various benefits with associates and vendors to ensure internal associate satisfaction.

Audit benefit enrollments in the platform to ensure accuracy of data that will be send to vendors Assist with new hire and annual enrollment orientations Responds to benefit inquiries from all associates on plan provisions, benefit enrollment, status changes, and other general inquiries Assists with 401(k) inquiries Oversee maintenance of associate benefit files, maintain group benefit database, and update associate payroll records, as needed Complete other duties as assigned per organizational needWhat You Bring To The Table Required - High School Diploma/GED, 2 years of college, and 2 years of experience in human resources Preferred - Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Health Care Administration/Management, or other related field of study Preferred - PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP with specialized certification or training on FMLA/leave administration Excellent customer and personal service skills to include assessing needs, meeting standards of service, and evaluating satisfaction Knowledge of leave requirements and other legal protections afforded by the FMLA, ADA, and other applicable laws Knowledge of employee benefits and applicable lawTo be successful within our organization yo

Citizens Health


Colby, KS