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Senior Labor Relations Partner

Company: PeaceHealth
Location: Olympia
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Job Description:

Provides constructive labor relations counsel by providing leadership, representation, coordination, advice and support to operations leadership and Human Resources as relates to labor relations, 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, HRMS, HR Service Center, and Talent and Development. Aligns People and Culture solutions with PeaceHealth organizational strategies, key objectives and mission. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Acts as point 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. Administers, maintains and monitors various databases utilized in labor relations, including grievance tracking database and corrective action database. Generates regular activity reports of grievances and analyze grievance trends. Responds 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. Participates in or lead mediations. Provides technical support in preparation for grievance meeting, arbitrations, or NLRB proceedings; collects and reviews supportive documentation for grievances, arbitrations, mediation, and NLRB proceedings. Conducts 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. Prepares documents, reports and exhibits necessary to administer contract and grievance processes, including arbitration and NLRB hearing preparation. Participates in or leads labor negotiations meetings. Provides 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, HRMS, etc. to ensure alignment with system strategic initiatives and PeaceHealth’s readiness/ability to support proposals. Assists 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. Assists with training key stakeholders on new and/or changed contract language, side letters and memorandum of agreements. May participate in, 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 EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Labor Relations, Human Resources, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline. Master’s degree preferred. EXPERIENCE/TRAINING: Minimum of five years human resource experience in Human Resource as an HR Partner, HR Consultant, or Labor Relations Specialist, preferably in the healthcare industry. Experience with resolving and addressing grievances and arbitration. Experience in negotiations as it pertains to collective bargaining agreements. *Will consider reduced experience requirement below for Labor Relations Partner* Minimum of three years human resource experience in Human Resource as an HR Partner, HR Consultant, or in a Labor Relations role, preferably in the healthcare industry. Experience with resolving and addressing grievances and arbitration. LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: PHR/SHRM-CP, SPHR/SHRM-SCP, or JD preferred KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: 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. Investigation 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. About PeaceHealth 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. Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn! Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications. Location: Vancouver, Shared Services Center (802) Job Category: Business, Administrative & Facilities Shift: Day Shift Length: 8 Hours 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 || LEGAL SERVICES Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma Job Segment: Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Medical, Social Media, Law, Human Resources, Healthcare, Marketing, Legal

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