Job Description

Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements


The Employee Relations Business Partner provides 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. Liaison with Union representatives concerning employee corrective actions when appropriate. Responsible for the facilitation of the Employee Grievance panels. Participates on ad-hoc committees related to Employee Relations Strategy. Tracks and generates reporting around various Employee Relations functions. Partners with corporate compliance on allegations requiring an HR investigation. Formulates relationships across the HR functions to deliver value-added service to the business unit they support.


Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: 

Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field

Certified HR Professional preferred (PHR or SPHR)

Work Experience: 

Two (2) years' work experience with in-depth working knowledge and experience of human resource disciplines including any combination of: Employee Relations, Compensation, Benefits, Talent Acquisition, Organizational Effectiveness & Development, Workforce Leaders, and Business & HR strategy.

Equipment Operated:  Standard

Communication Skills:  Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact); Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking);

Bilingual Skills Preferred / Language: Spanish;

Writing /Composing: Correspondence/Reports

Other Skills:  Analytical; Medical Terms; Research; P.C.; MS Word; MS Excel; MS Access; MS Project

Work Schedule:  Weekends; Flexible; Travel; On Call; All Shifts

Other Requirements:  Regular travel between offices required.  Must demonstrate knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations (e.g., FLSA, FMLA, ADA)

Proficiencies - Proficiency Level Additional details

  • MS Access
  • MS Excel - Intermediate
  • MS Project
  • MS PowerPoint
  • MS Word - Intermediate
  • Personal Computer
  • Typing

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSAs) 

  • Analytical Abilities
  • Medical Terminology Knowledge
  • Basic Other Knowledge Skills or Abilities
  • Risk Mitigation, DE&I, Labor and Employment Law Research Knowledge and Abilities

Work Schedule 

Flexible Typical: M-F 8-5. Must be willing to adjust schedule as needed

Hybrid Telecommuter, Hybrid Schedule

Travel Regular travel between office and facilities required. .

Reports To  Director Employee Relations

No Supervisory Responsibilities

Other Special Requirements 

Equipment Operated Standard

Must demonstrate knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations (e.g., FLSA, FMLA, ADAAA etc.) .

Typical Duties That May Be Performed .

1. Client-Centric HR Consulting:

   a. Utilizes the Harris Health System business goals and objectives to provide client-centric HR consulting on people related strategies to ensure alignment with Harris Health System mission and goals. Assists with the development, implementation and refinement of a support structure for leaders. Leads the development of a roll-out strategy for key people processes. Leads and participates on project teams formed to research, develop and implement HR systems, tools and policies.

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