Transitional Return Work Specialist (1.0 FTE, Days)

Category: Human Resources
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Location:  Menlo Park CA 94025
Req: 9398
FTE: 1

Human Resource

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.


Job Summary


This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.


Coordinate the administration and implementation of the Transitional Return to Work (TRTW) program. Coordinate the interaction of multiple corporate functions, consults with internal and external resources to facilitate the TRTW process and provides guidance to Occupational Health Services (OHS), Human Resources and Risk Management on program operations, requirements, and compliance with state and federal regulations.


 Essential Functions


The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.


Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.


  • Adheres to all local, state and federal regulatory requirements and policies, procedures and Service Standards defined for or by the hospitals.
  • Advises other stakeholder organizations (e.g. HR, Risk Mgmt, etc), managers and employees on TRTW process, transitional duty, job description content changes, documentation of TRTW plans, ADA, FMLA, Worker's Compensation and related employment/benefit issues.
  • Assesses and identifies employees who are candidates for the TRTW program; coordinates TRTW medical clearance with treating physician / OHS Nurse Practitioner in collaboration with Clinical Case Manager; coordinate job placement for employee and monitor progress while on TRTW.
  • Collaborates with other HR, Environmental Health and Safety, etc and other compliance representatives to update TRTW related practices and standards. Monitors and ensures on-going compliance with ADA, FMLA, FEMA, Worker's Compensation and state/federal regulatory requirements.
  • Communicates TRTW program policy, procedures, requirements and processes by developing and maintaining training materials and program communications. Conducts employee/manager training as needed.
  • Coordinates administration of the TRTW program policy and procedures with other Corporate functions (HR, Risk Mgmt, EH&S, OHS) involved in management of worker's compensation to ensure systematic integration and compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Identifies, develops partnerships and evaluates multidisciplinary internal and external resources responsible for the collective management of the TRTW program. Represents the TRTW program in the work place, to the Worker's Compensation administration and externally managed care providers.
  • Utilizing knowledge of physical and emotional diagnoses, disabilities and vocational rehabilitation to facilitate the planning, placement and monitoring of employees in transitional duty assignments.
  • Works with the Data Analyst to develop and maintains a database to capture and track TRTW program and process information and employee participation records.


 Minimum Qualifications


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.


  • Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience: Three (3) years progressively responsible and directly related work experience.
  • Licensure/Certification: None required.


 Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.


  • Ability to apply judgment and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to design, develop and administer programs.
  • Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, operational guidelines and legal requirement related rehabilitation, return to work and disability programs.

 Physical Requirements


The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job




Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.