The Sr. Employee Relations Advisor provides advanced HR/Employee Relations support for employees and leaders in designated pavilions. Serves as a trusted advisor to leaders on Employee Relations related issues including: performance management, workplace investigations, policy interpretation, employee grievances, DE&I, EEOC, FLSA, FMLA, & ADAAA. Provides interpretation of Harris Health related policies, conducts investigations, training, and provides advice on complex/escalated HR issues and concerns. Assists in carrying out both pavilion-level and system-wide HR strategies and plans that are aligned with the Mission, Vision and Values of Harris Health System. Frequently interacts and coordinates HR activity the pavilions with key HR functions including the Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Benefits, Human Resource Information System (HRIS), and Learning and Talent Management. Participates on ad-hoc committees related to HR Strategy. Tracks and generates reporting around various Employee Relations functions. Partners with corporate compliance on allegations requiring an HR investigation. Collaborates with other HR Functions on strategic initiatives. Formulates relationships across the HR functions to deliver value-added service to the business unit they support. Liaison with Union representatives concerning employee corrective actions when appropriate. Takes the lead on highly confidential and complex employee relations investigations. Serves as a mentor/coach for less experienced HR staff.
Degrees/Specialized Training/Licensure: Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field required; Certified HR Professional preferred (PHR, SPHR, sHRBP, or SHRM-CP)
Work Experience: Five (5) years of progressive human resources responsibilities and in-depth working knowledge and experience of human resource disciplines including a combination of at least two of the following areas: Employee Relations, Compensation, Benefits, Talent Acquisition, Organizational Effectiveness & Development, Workforce Management, and Business & HR strategy Prior experience in a healthcare setting is highly preferred
Equipment Operated: Standard
Special Requirements Language Skills: Spanish Preferred
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact); Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking); Writing/Composing: Correspondence/Reports
Proficiencies: MS Access, MS Excel (Intermediate), MS Project, MS Word (Intermediate), Personal Computer (Intermediate)
Job Attributes Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical Abilities, Basic Medical Terminology Knowledge, Research Knowledge and Abilities
Work Schedule: Weekends; Flexible ( Must be willing to adjust schedule as needed); Travel (Regular travel between offices and facilities required) ; On Call, Eligible for Telecommute (Hybrid Schedule)
Other Requirements: Must demonstrate knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations (e.g., FLSA, FMLA, ADA)
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.