Providence Health & Services Executive Director of Absence Management PSJH in Renton, Washington

Description:

Providence St. Joseph Health is calling an Executive Director of Absence Management to Providence St. Joseph Health Shared Services in Renton, WA

The Executive Director, Absence Management and Work/Life Programs is responsible for providing strategic direction and executing key system-wide programs and tactics for the PSJH (system-wide) Absence Management program which includes leave of absence and disability management, return-to-work and accommodations programs, paid leave design, workers’ compensation and injury prevention & ergonomics teams.

Under the executive director’s leadership, the programs will identify and implement innovative strategies for creating an environment where caregivers (employees) are protected from workplace injuries, necessary leaves are managed with care and paid leave programs support our diverse workforce. The leader will be expected to manage relationships across all seven states that PSJH serves while overseeing programs that impact over 114,000 caregivers for each of our family of brands. With healthcare changing rapidly and the rules and laws impacting leaves continuing to expand, the executive director will need to remain a subject matter expert along with the ability to operationalize programs that can deliver an improved experience to our stakeholders.

As health care evolves, our team is responding with a vision and core strategy to transform and innovate at scale. Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) and its affiliates continue to pioneer how care is delivered by sharing one strategic plan designed to improve the health of entire populations by supporting the well-being of each person the organization serves.

ABOUT YOU

Above all, we are looking for a servant leader whose personal and professional background demonstrates a genuine passion for the mission and core values of PSJH. You have a style that emphasizes openness, collaboration, visibility, and connectivity. A strong, confident, results-oriented, and decisive leader with the capacity to balance the big picture and strategic perspective with a focus on operations and the details of execution. You can articulate how your work improves healthcare delivery in the communities that we serve.

In this position you will:

  • Serve as a supportive and inspiring people manager that develops the leader's direct reports, creates team metrics and goals and is accountable for their results.

  • Incorporate customer feedback while developing a three year strategic roadmap to create an industry-leading program and further align the Absence and Disability Management, Workers’ Compensation and Injury Prevention & Ergonomic teams.

  • Effective at understanding operations of absence and disability management programs and leading the organization's return-to-work and accommodations program that supports both non-occupational and occupational leaves while supporting caregivers as they return to light-duty and reduce lost work days.

  • Partner with HR stakeholders (i.e. CHROs, HR Directors, Labor and Employment Counsel) to help implement paid-leave program changes that can create alignment and equity.

  • Strong at public speaking in order to serve as a visible leader for the absence management program within the organization (frequent presentations expected to HR stakeholders, core leaders, executives and other stakeholders, i.e. labor unions)

  • Identify and report key metrics (e.g., measurable outcomes, quality of services, injury rates, claims data, costs)

  • Provide oversight and guidance on program development to ensure regulatory compliance with federal, state, city or other applicable leave laws.

  • Serve as a visible leader that works to share knowledge and reduce confusion across HR with regard to leave administration so as to improve customer satisfaction.

  • Strong financial acumen that evaluates financial impact of various paid-leave programs along with oversight of the workers’ compensation budget tracking and cost management.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Clinical (Nursing) or Liberal Arts is required.

  • More than 10 years of leadership experience and/or people management is required.

  • Twelve or more years of closely related experience with employee benefits and/or absence management programs (e.g. leave of absence, paid leave programs, workers’ compensation claims management and/or disability programs) is required.

  • Knowledge of financial principles and practices and the ability to apply them effectively.

  • Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations; live, via online or virtual mediums.

  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

  • Demonstrated skills in project plan design and implementation; directing projects, coordinating the work of operational teams, and managing project budgets.

  • Ability to develop relationships and secure trust to influence and garner support for recommended programs and services.

  • Ability to demonstrate return on investment or cost benefit analyses of proposed services or programs; ability to identify ideas for program savings and improved efficiencies.

  • Familiarity with leave laws and understanding their impact on paid leave and other leave of absence programs.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • SPHR License preferred.

  • CEBS or other recognized program certification preferred.

ABOUT PROVIDENCE ST. JOSEPH HEALTH

Providence St. Joseph Health was established on July 1, 2016, creating the second largest Catholic health system and fourth largest non-profit integrated delivery system in the country, which provides a broad range of health and outreach services throughout the western United States. With total revenues exceeding $20 billion in fiscal year 2015, the health system family includes 50 acute care hospitals as well as home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, insurance plans and physician organizations. Providence St. Joseph Health includes more than 100,000 caregivers, 829 outpatient clinics, 23,000 physicians, across seven states. The system has 1.9 million covered lives.

The Providence St. Joseph Health family includes:

  • Providence Health & Services

  • St. Joseph Health

  • Covenant Health in West Texas

  • Facey Medical Foundation in Los Angeles

  • Hoag Memorial Presbyterian in Orange County, California.

  • Kadlec in Southeast Washington

  • Pacific Medical Centers in Seattle

  • Swedish Health Services in Seattle

ABOUT THE MINISTRY YOU WILL SERVE

Seattle is a diverse, dynamic and innovative city that is rising in national prominence. Surrounded by bays and covered with hills, the city is equipped with a landscape as diverse as the city itself. Seattle enjoys a thriving economy and has been named the nation’s “Most Walkable City,” the third “Coolest City,” and the second “Best City of the Next Decade.” As the accolades continue to mount, this 650,000-person city will continue to grow into one of the United States’ premiere locations.

Seattle boasts one of the most affluent and educated populations in the country. It is no surprise then that the state of Washington is frequently among the nation’s top-10 primary public education systems. The greater Seattle area is home to a wide variety of strong primary education offerings (public and private), as well as premiere higher education institutions such as the University of Washington, University of Puget Sound, and Seattle University. Such strong academic credentials, along with an absence of state income taxes, have made Seattle increasingly popular for families.

From Boeing to Microsoft to Starbucks to Amazon.com, Seattle has always been home to some of the most influential and innovative American companies. In addition to the companies above, Seattle is also the location for the headquarters of Nordstrom, Costco, Nintendo America, Seattle’s Best and Tully’s Coffee. While there are numerous big-name companies in Seattle, it is also a hotbed for start-ups, especially within the green and clean technology sectors. Seattle has continued to strengthen its own commitment to clean technology with an expansion of public transportation, greenhouse gas reduction programs, and a goal of being the first “climate neutral” city in North America.

Seattle is a vibrant center for arts, culture and recreation. The city boasts a number of different arts offerings, including music festivals of all genres and a widespread theatre community. The city is home to a growing “foodie” community as well, recently ranking as the “7th Best City for Foodies” by Travel and Leisure. The Pike Place Market is perhaps the most recognized farmers’ market in the United States. Outside of food and arts, Seattle is home to several professional sports teams, including the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League and the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer, which are known for having some of the most passionate and loudest fans in the country. Finally, Seattle is recognized for its abundance of outdoor activities. Home to leading outdoor gear company, REI, Seattle has become an ideal area for year-round recreation including walking, cycling, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, sailing and rock-climbing.

Renton is situated close to the greater Seattle metropolitan area. Seattle is a diverse, dynamic and innovative city that is rising in national prominence. Surrounded by bays and covered with hills, the city is equipped with a landscape as diverse as the city itself. Seattle enjoys a thriving economy and has been named the nation’s “Most Walkable City,” the third “Coolest City,” and the second “Best City of the Next Decade.” As the accolades continue to mount, this 650,000-person city will continue to grow into one of the United States’ premiere locations.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Non-Clinical Director/Executive

Location: Washington-Renton

Req ID: 206949