Leave of Absence Specialist

Position: Leave of Absence Specialist

Job ID: 400969

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: HR-Benefits

Talent Area: Human Resources

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8am-5pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are looking for a Leave of Absence Specialist, someone to administer the leave of absence programs and provide concise and accurate information to employees, leaders and vendors as a subject matter expert on policies, procedures and applicable laws for our various leave of absences. To provide consultative support for leave management issues that impact the overall operational strategy for the core business functions of the organization and ensure ease of access to leave of absence reporting deliverables for operational units. 

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Job Duties & Responsibilities

  •  Serves as a knowledge expert for leave of absence administration.
  •  Identifies, coordinates and assists with creating internal training materials, communications and documents related to leave management.
  • Will assist in coordination of the internal administration of LOA, FML, and LTD claims for Texas Children’s Hospital with vendor input.
  • Builds and maintains an effective relationship with internal and external customers including TCH employees, vendor(s), HR, Information Services, Payroll and Benefits.
  • Maintains solid working knowledge and proficient understanding of policies, procedures and eligibility requirements for various TCH leaves of absences.
  • Maintains solid working knowledge of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
  • Validates and forwards weekly LOA data file to vendor.
  • Work closely with HR and Employee Relations to address employee issues related to LOA, attendance and/or disability accommodation reviews.

Skills & Requirements

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption. 
  • Required bachelor's degree Business Administration, Human Resources, or related discipline.
  • Required 2 years' experience in leave of absence, family medical leave, benefits, vendor relationship management, or employee relations experience

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