Apria Healthcare

  • Reasonable Accommodation Manager

    Requisition ID
    2018-3994
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Human Resources
    Full/Part Time
    Full-time
  • Job Summary

    With over 300 locations across the US, Apria Healthcare’s mission is to improve the quality of life for our 1.8 million patients at home by providing home respiratory services and select medical equipment to help them sleep better, breathe better, heal faster, and thrive longer. Additional information can be found at www.apria.com.

     

    JOB SUMMARY

     

    The Reasonable Accommodation Manager is responsible for administering the Company’s reasonable accommodation process in a manner that strikes the appropriate balance between providing leave and accommodations to employees whenever possible and sustaining the level of business continuity necessary for the Company to continue improving the quality of life for our patients at home.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Manage employee/applicant requests for reasonable accommodation in a manner that achieves optimal employee productivity and experience as well as compliance with applicable policies and legal requirements. Coordinate efforts with Analysts responsible for leave administration, Workers’ Compensation, and Safety, applying a holistic approach to disability and leave management.
    • Facilitate communication and collaboration among employees and management to arrive at effective and creative solutions that will support safe and productive assignments, while still meeting business needs and requirements.
    • Regularly communicate updates to employees and management, verbally and in writing, to ensure understanding, cooperation, and compliance with the process and accommodations provided.
    • Critically assess and adjust accommodations based on changing needs.
    • Provide consultation, coaching, and problem-solving assistance to employees, managers, and the Human Resources Employee Relations team regarding accommodations and returning employees to work.
    • Evaluate and make recommendations for efficiencies and improvements in program design, process flow, and communications.
    • Document and maintain case records, notes, and appropriate metrics relating to requests and accommodations provided.
    • Assist with establishing goals, metrics, and success indicators for the leave and disability program.
    • Regular and reliable, consistent attendance.
    • Performs other duties as required.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • May either directly or indirectly supervise Analysts with responsibilities relating to leaves and accommodations.

    Minimum Required Qualifications

    MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required
    • Five + years of relevant experience in managing leave and disability-related issues, including analyzing and resolving complex disability and leave-related issues and educating employees and management about applicable laws, policies, and processes

     SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

    • Extensive knowledge and expertise in leave and disability-related laws
    • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
    • Excellent organization skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize, and communication skills (verbal and written)
    • Flexible, team-player mindset, comfortable working and openly communicating with others in an environment of continuous learning and improvement
    • Experience maintaining employee health/medical information in accordance with FMLA, ADA, and other related privacy requirements
    • Superior interpersonal skills including the ability to interact effectively and professionally with individuals at all levels, both internal and external
    • History of exercising sound judgment, collaborating with business partners and escalating issues when necessary
    • Adept at multi-tasking, meeting deadlines, and adapting to changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment

    Computer Skills

    • Advanced Word, Office, Excel, and PowerPoint skills
    • Experience with timekeeping systems

     

     Language Skills

    • Proficient in English (reading, writing, verbal)

     Mathematical Skills

    • College level mathematical proficiency, with a strong ability to understand, interpret and develop spreadsheet data

     PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • DMEC CPDM, HCI SPHR, or SHRM-SCP certification
    • At least 1 year of practical experience supervising others
    • ADP and eTIME preferred

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    This is a stationary position that requires frequent sitting or standing, repetitive wrist motions, grasping, speaking, listening, close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  It also may require occasional lifting, carrying, walking, climbing, kneeling, bending/stooping, twisting, pulling/pushing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching above the shoulder.  Employees in this position must be physically able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to assist or enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position, upon request.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    Work is performed in an office setting with exposure to low noise. 

    OTHER INFORMATION

    The essential duties and responsibilities, physical requirements, and work environment described above are representative of those typically required for this position but may vary depending on staffing and business needs at specific locations. The inclusion or omission of a specific duty or physical requirement is, therefore, not determinative of whether that function is essential to a specific individual’s position.

    EEO Statement

    As an EOE/AA employer, Apria Healthcare is committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal access to employment opportunities, regardless of sex, race, age, color, national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  Apria Healthcare shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. AA/EOE, M/F/Disability and Vet

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