Job Description

At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Skills / Requirements

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.

Minimum Qualifications:   

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)

Application Instructions

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