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Providence Accommodation and Return to Work Consultant PSJH in Irvine, California


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling an Accommodation and Return to Work Consultant PSJH. This position is open to candidates who reside in Alaska, Washington, Montana, Oregon or California as this position works 100% remote and will continue to do so post-Covid.

Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

We are seeking an Accommodation and Return to Work Consultant to be responsible for oversight, consultation, escalations and assistance to our third party administrator and HR for return to work and ADAAA activities ensuring compliance with all state and federal laws, company policy and collective bargaining agreements.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Working with ADM Manager, Senior ADM Consultant and legal, assist in developing appropriate return-to-work and ADAAA policies and practices.

  • Act as primary liaison with the third party administrator and vendor partners regarding return-to-work accommodation to fully leverage their expertise and experience in obtaining clarification of work restrictions, case management activities, monitoring and documenting cases, obtaining additional medical insight, documentation, etc.

  • Assist third party administrator and vendor partners working with core leaders and HR to identify appropriate accommodation for modified or transitional return to work by analyzing the situation and taking into consideration business needs, labor contracts, local practices and various federal and state laws.

  • Working with third party administrator and others define and ensure consistency of practices and tools for tracking, monitoring and reporting of accommodation and return-to-work activities including full release/full duty.

  • Act as subject matter expert to Core Leaders and HR providing consultation, coaching and education on their roles and responsibilities regarding ADAAA accommodation and return to work, provide guidance on questions about back-filling positions and cases where the caregiver is unlikely to return to work, etc.

  • Manage direct placement assessment and related activities including aiding the caregiver in their job search, interacting with Talent Acquisition, setting expectations with the hiring Core Leader, etc.

  • As needed, partner with Caregiver Health, Workers’ Compensation and others to ensure understanding and coordination of the accommodation and return-to-work program.

  • Provide guidance and approval on the appropriate use of Independent Medical Exams (IMEs), Functional Capacity Exams (FCEs), ensure timely scheduling, review/interpretation of results, etc.

  • Work with third party administrator to maintain oversight/guidance on all company, state, federal, and ADAAA leaves.

  • Ensure HRIS system updated appropriately to reflect leaves and return to work (including reduced work schedules).

  • Respond to HR escalations and tickets.


Required qualification for this position includes:

  • Three (3) years experience in HR, employee relations, disability and absence management preferably with direct experience in the areas of return to work, ADA and accommodations, job placement, etc.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree.

  • Applicable training and certifications (e.g., CDMS, CPDM, CEBS, SPHR).

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

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

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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 is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: HR Other

Location: Washington-Renton

Other Location(s): Oregon-Portland, California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California-Irvine

Req ID: 358202