Sonic Healthcare USA

  • Benefits Administrator

    Job Location US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/6/2018 8:50 PM)
    Regular Full-Time
    First shift
  • Overview

    The Benefits Administrator is responsible for administering leaves of absence and worker’s compensation cases in accordance with applicable company policies, and state and federal regulations, while ensuring compliance with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) rules and regulations for Sonic Healthcare USA.  Serves as the primary point of contact for employee health process escalation in accordance with client requirements and CDC best practices. Responsible for training and guiding HR Leadership across the organization.


    • Process employee leave requests, utilizing a thorough understanding of the applicable division policies, and state and federal rules related to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Workers Compensation. Partners closely with all HR Business Partners on intricate leave cases and workers' compensation claims, including providing guidance to HR partners so they can communicate requirements to leaders effectively.
    • Evaluates and administers all Leave requests, including accommodation and work restriction requests, including meeting with employees, designating type of leave, and length of eligibility. Reviews complex or escalated leave cases. Generates timely correspondence and leave notices (e.g., FMLA/CFRA leave notices) as required to employees requesting leave. Monitor and track leave of absences and follow up on required paperwork such as medical certifications, requests for extended leaves, and other required information. Ensures personnel files remain in compliance with applicable legal requirements.
    • Oversees departmental operational reporting including LOA reporting and updates to master LOA tracking files, and completing OSHA 3000 logs and BLS surveys. Leads LOA, Workers Compensation and Employee Health projects as assigned by leader.
    • Serves as the case escalation point of contact for team members, vendors, clients for employee health questions. Ensures compliance to employee health requirements including, but not limited to, sending out monthly / annual notifications for vaccination and screening events.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.



    • High School diploma required
    • Minimum of 3 years of human resources experience preferred
    • 2-4 years of leave of absence administration experience preferred


    • Exceptional customer service skills including effective and efficient problem solving and analyzing skills
    • Ability to understand and apply Human Resources practices consistently
    • Knowledge of multiple state LOA regulations
    • Intermediate skills with Microsoft office projects
    • Advanced troubleshooting skills
    • Proven organizational skills
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to work quickly and accurately
    • Skilled in writing business correspondence
    • Well-developed team skills


      Physical Capabilities:

    • Light to moderate physical effort (lift/carry up to 50 lbs.)
    • Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching.
    • Occasional carrying, pushing, and pulling of objects.
    • Frequent, prolonged standing/sitting/walking.
    • Extensive computer work.
    • Frequent use of telephone and fax.



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    License Certification:

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