Regional Employee Relations Specialist- Part Time
at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 4/10/2017

Job Description



Job:  Human Resources

Organization:  Adventist Health System Corporate Office

Shift:  Adventist Health System - Metroplex

Job Posting:  Part-time

If you want to be a part of a place that provides nothing less than extraordinary compassionate care, then Adventist Health System is the place for you!
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a Part- Time Regional Employee Relations Specialist position that will be based in our Human Resources Shared Services department.  This position is based at our office in Killeen, Texas.


The Employee Relations Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the employee relations function for assigned facilities. Administration includes consultation on employee relations issues for employees and leadership and facilitation of initiatives to foster a positive employee relations environment that aligns with the mission and values of Adventist Health System. This individual is responsible for local employee relations investigations and reporting, identifying and recommending solutions, and providing ongoing documentation as appropriate.


Specific job duties include:
  • Helps to maintain a positive employee relations climate by proactively providing guidance to managers and responding to employee inquiries
  • Works collaboratively with employees and departmental leadership in carrying out their responsibilities on employee relations matters
  • Participates in the investigation and resolution of ongoing employee relations problems, such as working conditions, disciplinary actions, and employee appeals and grievances;
  • Responds effectively to employee relations queries
  • Recognizes patterns and anticipates employee-related issues; Develops, recommends, and initiates appropriate steps for resolution in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Provides guidance and recommendations for problem resolution to departmental leaders and employees; Helps employees and departmental leadership settle work-related conflicts through advice and guidance
  • Supports the Employee Relations Manager and Legal in conducting employee relations investigations
  • Identifies and recommends solutions when repetition of individual problems indicate negative trends, including disciplinary and commendatory actions
  • Documents all employee relations matters as appropriate for the situation and in accordance with legal compliance and organizational policies and procedures
  • Identifies and recommends retention strategies;
  • Implements retention strategies and positive employee relations initiatives as designated
  • Consults with Employee Relations department and Employee Relations Manager on employee relations issues as needed
  • Participates in the development and delivery of training; Assists in communication of policies and procedures
  • Stays current on employment law, as well as employment trends; Proactively researches information to ensure compliance, provide appropriate consultation, and avoid/eliminate exposure to the organization

Job Requirements

Experience Requirements:   
  • Minimum of 5 years of Employee Relations experience required with an Associate degree or 3 years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree, including conducting investigations
  • Proficient knowledge in employment regulations such as ADA, FMLA, FLSA, etc. required

Education Requirements:

  • Minimum of Associate degree required.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.  Degrees will preferably be in Business, Human Resources, or relevant field

Technical Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Human Capital Management (HCM) experience, especially PeopleSoft, preferred

Certifications/Licenses:

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation or equivalent preferred

Travel:

  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time

Job Snapshot

About Us

About Adventist Health System

Who We Are

We are one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.

Who You Are

You are a compassionate, talented professional who wants to work in an environment where you can live out your faith and your values. You are excited about being part of a team that uses the latest technology and medical research to ensure patients receive quality care, but who also recognize that great care is always personal. You enjoy going out of your way to make each patient and their family feel special, and are passionate about guiding them toward optimal health.

Our Community

Our community is global and so is our reach. From coordinating medical mission trips in Ethiopia to planting school gardens in Florida, we are constantly seeking ways to go beyond hospital walls in improving the health of our communities. As a member of our team, you will be encouraged to use your talents in fun, meaningful ways that bring joy and healing to people around the world.

Our Mission

Part of this worldwide network, Adventist Health System was founded in 1973 to support and strengthen the Seventh-day Adventist health care organizations in the Southern and Southwestern regions of the United States. Today it is a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, comprised of 46 hospital campuses and nearly 77,000 employees.

Although separated by geography, each of our facilities is united by the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Today we continue the tradition of whole-person care by practicing and sharing CREATION Health, a blueprint for living a healthy, happy life based on the principles given in the Bible’s creation story: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal relationships, Outlook and Nutrition.

We provide comprehensive benefits, training and advancement opportunities. We care for our employees as well as we care for our patients.