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Disability Analyst/Workers' Compensation Specialist (5879U) University Health Services 45342

Company: Acord (association For Cooperative Operations Rese
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Disability Analyst/Workers' Compensation Specialist (5879U) University Health Services 45342 University of California Berkeley Details Posted: 12-Nov-22Location: Berkeley, CaliforniaType: Full-timeSalary: Open Internal Number: 3629479

Disability Analyst/Workers' Compensation Specialist (5879U) University Health Services 45342 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles , our Principles of Community , and our Strategic Plan .

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with up to 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit .

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive college health service providing fully accredited, primary medical care, counseling and psychological services, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty, and staff. UHS provides on-campus medical care and coordinates supplemental needs for off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals. UHS manages the student health insurance and workers' compensation insurance programs.

Approximately 65,000 visits occur annually including Primary Care, Urgent Care, Occupational Health and Specialty Clinics. Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress and injury on studies and work. Coupled with health promotion and public health programs, UHS reaches all segments of the Berkeley campus community. Learn more about UHS by visiting .

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 11/24/2022. The posting will remain open until filled.


Consultation / Risk Mitigation

  • Provides proactive management consultation and guidance on disability matters to managers/supervisors, human resources professionals, shared service centers, and Academic Personnel Office for the entire UC Berkeley Campus.
  • Interprets, analyzes and implements federal and state laws, collective bargaining agreements, and University of California policy/guidelines regarding industrial and non-industrial disability issues.
  • Advises on compliance to laws and University policies, reducing risk to the University and guides management to best practices.
  • Analyzes and resolves, with a high degree of autonomy, complex disability/employment situations with high potential for liability risk.
  • Responsible for providing analysis for highly complex potential loss areas and determines appropriate type and level of loss protection.
  • Serves on committees and teams with campus-wide impact on disability, ergonomics, and leave management.
  • Mentors and provides guidance to other Disability Management staff and Human Resources professionals. May lead a team of risk management professionals.
  • Participates in UC System Wide Risk/DM groups; share knowledge and collaborate regarding best practices and implementation of same.
    Case Management / Disability Programs
    • Initiates, develops and implements complex risk management programs and operations with respect to insurance claims administration, litigation, contracts and loss prevention.
    • Conducts ongoing review and evaluation of existing risk management policies and procedures to understand past performance and determine present and future performance and/or areas of risk.
    • Provides confidential and individual disability counseling to faculty and staff regarding issues such as leaves of absence, medical work restrictions, interactive process, reasonable accommodation, return-to-work, workers' compensation, and medical separation. Disabilities can range from minor first aid injuries to terminal illnesses.
    • Communicates with health care providers to obtain and/or clarify disability and work restriction information in order to determine impact on employment.
    • Serve on a board of campus experts that determines how to resolve complex and/or ongoing leave cases in a manner that mitigates risk and potential financial loss to the campus.
    • Initiates and designs risk control programs to prevent losses and reduce premiums and campus exposure.
      Claims Management
      • Applies highly advanced risk concepts to administer workers' compensation insurance program.
      • Manages an assigned caseload of workers' compensation claims by offering recommendations regarding case actions, progress development, and closure in order to minimize risk exposure.
      • Coordinates the annual Cal/OSHA Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300A) process.
      • Performs complex coordination between third-party administrators, departments, attorneys, and UC Office of the President (UCOP) to assure that the defense of litigation claims against the campus are handled and resolved properly.
      • Proactively collaborates with Environment, Health, and Safety and Office of Risk Services to manage potential campus safety issues.
      • Provides training to departments and overall campus on disability management and workers' compensation.
        Other Duties
        • Assists in the preparation of the Preventive Rehabilitation Program Annual Report for UCOP.
        • Keeps informed of new legislation, legal decisions, policies, and trends in the industry in order to incorporate changes into practice.
        • Participates in professional development.
          Required Qualifications
          • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
          • Has advanced knowledge in the following areas: risk management; insurance; analysis;; litigation; knowledge of common campus-specific computer application programs; knowledge of campus processes and procedures; understanding of campus rules and regulations.
          • Requires interpersonal, service oriented, active listening and critical thinking skills.
          • Requires ability to present complex risk findings and make recommendations in a clear concise manner both in writing and verbally.
          • Four (4) years of experience counseling individuals with disabilities and/or human resource needs.
          • Experience with self-insured Workers' Compensation programs.
          • Experience with Workers' Compensation claims management database systems.
          • Thorough knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations, collective bargaining agreements, and related standards and guidelines.
          • Experience with principles/practices of disability management and disability laws (CFEHA, ADAAA, FMLA).
          • Experience with the California Workers' Compensation system.
          • Technical knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (CFEHA).
          • Technical knowledge of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
          • Technical knowledge of the California Workers' Compensation Labor Code.
          • Knowledge of HIPAA Privacy Rule and California state laws regulating privacy and confidentiality of health information.
          • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen and skill to communicate effectively in a diverse environment.
            Preferred Qualifications
            • Professional certification preferred. Certified in Disability Management or Vocational Rehabilitation (CDMS, CPDM, CRC).
            • Knowledge of common campus-specific computer application programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
            • Knowledge of UC policies and procedures and/or ability to learn.
            • Experience with self-insured Workers' Compensation programs.
            • Bilingual (Spanish).
              Salary & Benefits
              • This is a full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
              • This position is exempt and paid monthly. The annual salary for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $91,400.00 - $118,000.00.
              • For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
                How to Apply

                Please submit your cover letter and resume when applying.

                Other Information

                Your employment is dependent on obtaining and maintaining a credentialing clearance (if applicable), background clearance and medical clearance according to University Health Service policies.

                Conviction History Background

                This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

                Mandated Reporter

                This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

                Equal Employment Opportunity

                The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:

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