Riverside Health System

Leave Management Specialist

Location Name Riverside Health System Peninsula
Department Leave Management
Job ID


Riverside Health System in Newport News, Virginia is now hiring for a full-time Leave Management Specialist! As a team member with Riverside, you’ll be an integral part of an innovative and integrated healthcare team. This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned leave management professional. If loving your work and contributing to a culture where quality patient care comes first is important to you, join the Riverside family.


As a Riverside team member, our benefits have you covered.


Health & Wellness: Medical Plan Options, Vision and Dental plans (including orthodontic care!), wellness & fitness center discounts, onsite pharmacy and delivery, Riverside services discount, flexible spending and savings accounts and health lifestyle incentives.


Peace of Mind: Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance, Short Term Disability, Whole Life Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Legal Insurance, Pet Insurance, and more.


Financial Support:  Immediate Matching 403(b) Savings Plan, Specialty Certification Financial Assistance, Company Wide Bonus Program, Employee Help Fund and more.


Work-Life Balance: Paid Time Off for full- and part-time team members, extended illness bank, discounted child care (Newport News), Employee Assistance Program, Adoption Assistance, area retail discounts, and community involvement opportunities.


This person works under the supervision of the Total Rewards System Director with indirect supervision by the Benefits Manager and is a member of the leave management team. Following appropriate practice, this person:

  • is responsible for processing medical leave request under RHS leave management program (to include FMLA, Medical LOA, USERRA, Disability) ensuring compliance with Riverside Health System policies and federal and state leave regulations with a focus on integrated leave management.
  • provides instruction, guidance, and excellent customer service to employees, managers, and human resources professionals regarding the various leave of absence policies and processes.
  • must accurately maintain the medical leave request tracking system to ensure confidence in data and reporting to meet regulatory requirements.
  • will be responsible for accurate timekeeping for employees on FMLA approved leave and ensure any paid leave benefits are applied per RHS policies.
  • continuously participates to improve overall process efficiency accuracy and regulatory requirements.
  • collaborates with leave management team, regional occupational health nurses, and HR Business Partners as appropriate.
  • advises employee and leader of HR compliance requirements regarding paid leave benefits, FMLA, ADA, and disability processes policies and laws.
  • demonstrates empathy and adheres to HIPAA and regulatory requirements.
  • demonstrates strong computer and communication skills.



- Bachelors Degree in Human Resources or a similar field is required.

- Five years of leave management (FMLA, ADA, etc.) experience will be accepted in lieu of degree.


- Three to five years of HR experience and interpreting policies is required.

- Experience working with disability, FMLA, ADA, workers comp and/or return-to-work case management is preferred.


- PHR or Leave Management Specialist Certification is preferred.


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