PeaceHealth is seeking a Labor Relations Partner - Human Resources for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position.
Req ID: 162788
Promotes constructive labor relations by providing leadership, representation, coordination, advice and support to operations leadership and Human Resources Caregivers in all aspects of labor relations, including contract administration, grievance handling, arbitrations, collective bargaining and NLRB unfair labor practice charges. Maintains effective business relationships with unions, legal counsel, HR Partner Organization, Rewards COE, HRMS, CRC and Talent Acquisition. Aligns People and Culture solutions with PeaceHealth organizational strategies, key objectives and mission.
Acts as the main HR contact for senior level leaders on labor relations. Develops and implements strategic priorities that support mission, operational and department goals. Ensures alignment of strategic priorities with System-Wide PeaceHealth initiatives.
Administer, maintain and monitor various databases utilized in labor relations, including grievance tracking database and corrective action database. Generate regular activity reports of grievances and analyze grievance trends.
Respond to inquiries and questions from leadership and HR and provides interpretation of labor laws on such topics as just cause, union access, unfair labor practice charges and human resource practices. Evaluates various situations as they arise by interviewing witnesses, reviewing policies/relevant documentation, contracts, conducting legal research and identifying strategies for PeaceHealth's leadership response. Will participate in or lead mediations. Provide technical support in preparation for grievance meeting, arbitrations, or NLRB proceedings; collect and review supportive documentation for grievances, arbitrations, mediation, and NLRB proceedings.
Conduct research on collective bargaining agreements and past practices to prepare responses to employee grievances and disputes in collaboration with key stakeholders. Identify and research significant or controversial labor issues. Prepare documents, reports and exhibits necessary to administer contract and grievance processes, including arbitration and NLRB hearing preparation.
Participate in or lead labor negotiations meetings. Provide technical support on the formulation of management proposals in preparation for labor negotiations. Collaborates in the formulation of management proposals with key stakeholders, i.e. Rewards COE, HRMS, etc. to ensure alignment with system strategic initiatives and PeaceHealth's readiness/ability to support proposals.
Assist in the development and delivery of training regarding a variety of labor relations topics, including specific training on grievance process/grievance database and other training as necessary. Assist with training key stakeholders on new and/or changed contract language, side letters and memorandum of agreements.
May coordinate or lead HRPO project work to include policy review, standardizing processes, competency development, and roll-out of initiatives.
Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS Required unless otherwise stated
Bachelor's degree in Labor Relations, Human Resources, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline.
Master's degree preferred.
Minimum of eight years human resource experience in Human Resource as an HR Partner, HR Consultant, or Labor Relations Specialist, preferably in the healthcare industry.
Experience with grievances, arbitration and negotiations as it pertains to collective bargaining agreements.
PHR/SHRM-CP, SPHR/SHRM-SCP, or JD preferred
Knowledge of Labor Laws, i.e. National Labor Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, etc.
Skill in writing clear, concise, analytical, legally correct, accurate and persuasive briefs, grievance responses, and management positions.
Skill in analyzing labor relations information, data, problems, practices or procedures to define problems or objects, consider alternative solutions, consequences and propose solutions.
Ability to build strong and trusting relationships with caregivers and leadership.
Knowledge of regulatory compliance, federal and state laws.
Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines.
Knowledge of employee & labor relations.
Mediation and conflict resolutions skills.
Knowledge of organizational and team dynamics and methods to support continued improvement in these areas
Ability to develop and present concise information.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Understanding of operations within the healthcare industry.
Ability to identify, utilize and interpret workforce-related metrics.
Proficient in the use of MS Office application as required.
Proficient in the use of a major HRIS system preferred.
SYSTEM SERVICES PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:
Work requires fairly light physical exertion from up to 65% of the time.
Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (up to 65% of work time).
Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.
We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers .
Location: Vancouver , Shared Services Center (802) Job Category: Business, Administrative & Facilities Shift: Day Shift Length: Variable FTE: 1.0 Work Type: Full Time Required Certifications/Licensure:
PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.
The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.
Posting Notes: Vancouver || Business, Administrative & Facilities || Human Resources || Full Time || HUMAN RESOURCES
Internal Number: 162788
PeaceHealth Physicians are as diverse as the communities they serve, but have the following in common:Dedication to carrying on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering and treating each person in a loving and caring way.A shared vision of every patient receiving exceptional, compassionate evidence-based care, every time, every touch.