The Benefits Specialist role provides strategic human resources support to all designated Clinicians throughout CHRISTUS Health ministries. This role is key in delivering concierge services to the exclusive needs of physician and clinician leaders. The scope of this role includes but is not limited to: administration of benefits processes; ensures timely submission of all documentation; coordination of benefits communication and processes; research of benefit inquiries and execution of prompt and precise resolutions; accurate interpretation of benefit guidelines; research, analysis, auditing and timely reporting of Associate benefits. Research issues and provide recommendations for resolutions related to HR/benefits processing activities and outputs (benefits enrollment, retirement plans, leave processes, relocation, paid-time off, data files, etc.).
Associates Degree; BA/BS in HR, Finance, Business or related field, preferred.
Ability to recognize potential risks or problems and suggest various options leading to solutions
Ability to collaborate across functions and across regions
Intermediate to advanced Microsoft skills
Demonstrated ability to grasp and actively process complicated concepts and formulate strategies
Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in human resources
Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in employee benefits
Demonstrated strong communication skills with all levels of the organization including physician and senior leadership
Appreciation for and ability to maintain confidentiality, with the highest level of discretion
High level analytical and problem solving capability
Strong information systems knowledge, statistical and research skills
Ability to understand business needs and talent implications of benefit programs
Self-starter with ability to manage multiple tasks and adjust competing priorities quickly and as needed in a dynamic environment.
Demonstrated advanced knowledge in the areas of COBRA, cafeteria-style benefit plans, family medical leave process, paid-time off, retirement plans, and other applicable laws and regulations affecting employee benefits in tax-exempt organizations and its implications on payroll processes.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.