UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • Payroll Specialist

    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/21/2018 10:38 AM)
    Full Time
    8650 Human Resources
    1st, Days
    Job Location
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  • Overview

    Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

    • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
    • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
    • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
    • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
    • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

    Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

    Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

    As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.


    We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE


    UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


    As a member of the HR team, the Payroll Specialist performs complex payroll duties, acts as an expert technical resource, and trains/provides guidance to less experienced staff. Routinely performs assigned portions of the payroll process and backs-up the Payroll Manager in her/his absence. Also is responsible for processing terminations and employee master file changes.






    Education Background

    • Bachelors degree in HR or accounting or related field, preferred.

    Licensure, Registration, Certification

    • None required.

    Special Training/Skills

    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (in writing and verbally).
    • Demonstrated knowledge of business software, timekeeping software, and HRIS/Payroll.
    • Experience with UltiPro and Kronos strongly preferred.
    • Strong knowledge of taxes, regulations, and laws regarding payroll.
    • Demonstrated and excellent skills in teamwork, analysis and problem-solving, and customer relations.
    • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with a diverse group of employees/customers.
    • Computer and math skills required.

    Work Experience

    • 3-5 years previous payroll or accounting experience required, healthcare and/or union payroll experience strongly preferred.

    Physical Abilities

    • Must be able to be positioned at a desk and computer for long periods of time.

    Physical Demand Level: Sedentary

    In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

    Lift / Carry 10 pounds occasionally


    As required, must be able to-

    Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

    Push and Pull

    Perform fine motor functions

    Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.


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