Vanderbilt University Medical Center Sr. HR Benefit Processing Specialist in Nashville, Tennessee

Sr. Benefit Processing Specialist

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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

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Under the direction of the HR Processing Manager, the Sr. Benefit Processor will ensure employee benefits for Vanderbilt University Medical Center are accurately applied to employee’s records.

Key Functions and Expected Performances:

  • Process employee benefit/ deduction data, including file uploads, to ensure critical deadlines are met with minimal guidance. Maintain al forms with appropriate authorization required. Ensure employee information is accurate.

  • Understand and monitor IRS limits for Retirement Savings Plans.

  • Work with vendors to ensure employee benefit deductions are accurate. Process various file integrations with vendors.

  • Identify and confirm employee’s Loss of Coverage.

  • Audit employee payroll deductions for accuracy. Prepare deduction reports for reconciliation.

  • Educate customers on processes related to job functions. Respond to emails from group mailboxes.

  • Work closely with Benefits Administration and Payroll team members to research, analyze and resolve cross functional issues.

  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, team members or employees.

  • Administer processes and questions related to company PTO plan.

  • Assist with process documentation and various process improvement initiatives.

  • Learn, understand and adhere to multi-state regulatory requirements to ensure compliance

  • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with customers and co-workers to promote quality customer service to include resolution of payroll transactions

  • Opportunity to assist in other areas including Payroll Processing and International Tax

  • Perform other duties / special projects as assigned.


  • 2 years’ experience in Employee benefit processing

  • Professional demeanor and have strong customer service and communication skills.

  • Must be strong goal oriented, self-motivated, and an independent hands-on worker. Able to handle large volume work in a fast-paced, team environment and under pressure of deadlines.

  • Strong Organization skills and high level of attention to detail accuracy.

  • Positive Attitude and Team Player, be mature, responsible and dependable.

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to create and analyze data using intermediate to advanced Excel skills.

  • Must have the ability to effectively meet customer needs, taking responsibility for customer satisfaction.

  • Ability to follow established procedures furnished in written and oral form in a timely and accurate manner and offer suggestions for improvement.

  • PeopleSoft HRMS Payroll experience a plus.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Excel and Word. Ability to create and analyze data using intermediate to advanced Excel skills required.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments:

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center at ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US

High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and 2 years relevant experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

Job Human Resources

Organization: HR Payroll Processing 108221

Title: Sr. HR Benefit Processing Specialist

Location: TN-Nashville-2525 West End Ave

Requisition ID: 1801488