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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#117628 Disability & Accommodation Case Manager

Filing Deadline: Mon 8/22/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/03/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/15/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under the direction of the Disability Management and Workers' Compensation Manager, the Disability & Accommodation Case Manager provides support and guidance to employees, faculty, and departments for occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses that impact the employee/faculty member’s ability to perform the essential job functions.

This role is responsible for managing the entire process, to include but not limited to: intake and scoping of requests/claims, consultation with employees and managers, communication with providers and medical professionals, interactive process, coordination with claims managers from all UC and vendor disability systems to establish eligibility for benefits, coordination for light/modified duty, medical separations.

The Disability & Accommodation Case Manager advises staff, faculty and managers on the interpretation of Federal, State, and University regulations, policies, and agreements, as well as UC benefit systems relating to employees with a disability. Analyzes medical information as it relates to functional ability to perform essential job functions to make recommendations on reasonable accommodation or medical separation. Ensures full and complete documentation on all cases. Interfaces effectively with other departments in HR, Health and Safety, Payroll/Timekeeping, Risk Management, Legal, and related contacts internal and external to the University to achieve desired goals.


  • Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus three (3) years of related experience/training.

  • Experience in a large, fast paced organization handling the entire disability accommodation process.

  • Ability to conduct job analyses to recommend reasonable accommodations and to compare functional capacity to job requirements in order to recommend reasonable accommodations.

  • Experience with the identification and implementation of reasonable job accommodations through the interactive process.

  • Knowledge of the ADA, FMLA, CFRA, EEOC/DFEH and other related regulations and provisions.

  • Proven conceptual and oral communication skills to explain related University and location policies, procedures, and collective bargaining agreement articles.

  • Working knowledge of medical terminology and medical reports and their respective implications for reasonable accommodation and placement.

  • Ability to explain and persuade in a concise manner and ability to communicate complex information effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle a fast paced environment with a high case volume.

  • Experience working in a highly unionized environment.


  • Certified Professional in Disability Management, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified ADA Coordinator.

  • Experience in working in higher education or healthcare environment.

  • Healthcare experience.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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