Posted Date 5 months ago (2/18/2020 4:02 PM)
Requisition ID 17214
Job Locations US-CT-New Haven
Position Type Full Time Benefits Eligible
Department Employee Relations
Scheduled Hours 40
Overview To be part of our organization, every employee should
understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and
live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered,
respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as
individuals and professionals, every day.
Manages and participates in planning, developing, recommending,
and implementing employee relations programs and maintains policies
to ensure the uniform and equitable treatment of employees.
Provides consultative support to managers. Analyzes and facilitates
resolution of employee relations problems. Coordinates employee
grievance procedure up through and including arbitration. Explains
rules, policies, procedures, and company and governmental
regulations to employees and managers; emphasizes the need for
compliance. Prepares and analyzes department budget to identify
budget needs and/or reductions, and may allocate operating budget
funds. Responsible for the design and development of programs
designed to provide recognition and awards for employee service to
the Hospital and a variety of employee and wellness programs.
Develops and maintains Personnel Policy Manual, as necessary.
Responds to inquiries made by local, state and federal agencies
concerning employment practices.
Responsibilities 1.1 Responsible for delegating work to
assigned staff and establishing workflow standards.
2. Develops and manages the budget for areas of
responsibility. Ensures departmental budget compliance.
3. Responsible for the development and execution of Human
Resources policies, procedures and practices ensuring compliance
with all applicable employment laws and regulations. Ensures
policies, procedures and practices are consistent with current
legal trends; adjusts exisiting policies as required in a timely
and effective manner.
4. Consults with management staff members and counsels
employees on issues relating to employee discipline and grievance
5. Mediates to resolve employee relations issues, potential
grievances or formal grievances with both union and non-union
employees, ensuring such grievances are processed in a timely and
6. Designs and oversees the coodination of various aspects
of employee opinion surveys and other methods to assess and report
the employee relations environment in the Hospital. Identifies
problems or concerns where attention is necessary. Develops and
implements appropriate action plans with line management to promote
and maintain a positive employee relations climate.
7. Provides interpretation, support, and guidance to
management and employees regarding collective bargaining agreement
and Human Resources policies.
8. Handles grievances arising from the administration of
the collective bargaining agreement up to and including arbitration
9. Responsible for the development of Hospital-wide strike
contingency planning in support of efforts to respond to any labor
disruption or work stoppage.
10. Ensures that a strong and effective preventive labor
relations program is effectively executed, including the
identification of potential problem areas, collection and
interpretation of data, and interaction with departments to ensure
equitable treatment and a positive work environment
11. Oversees the research, and preparation of compliance
response documents to agencies, investigative complaints,
discrimination claims, unfair labor practice claims, etc.
12. Oversees the development, implementation and execution
of a variety of employee recreational and social programs designed
to promote and to enhance a positive employee relations work
environment and job attitudes. Ensures the development of
appropriate, informational or participative activities with other
departments in the Hospital to further the objectives of the
Employee Relations function, e.g. Center for Health Promotion.
13. Responsible for the development and delivery of
apppropriate training materials that support the Employee Relations
and Human Resource functions such as: employee discipline, employee
counseling, performance assessment, contract administration,
pro-active labor relations, etc.
14. Participate in various committees, forums and taskforce
assignments as may from time to time be assigned.
Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Human Resources,
Industrial Relations or related field required; Master's Degree
7 years experience in Employee Relations or as an Human
Resources Generalist, preferably in healthcare setting; 2 years in
a leadership role preferred. Experience must include pro-active
labor relations; labor contract negotiations, interpretation and
administration; employee advocacy and management consulting; Human
Resources policies and procedures design, development and
administration; developing and delivering management training in
Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in
writing, complex issues to wide and varied audiences in a manner
that is clear, concise, accurate and diplomatic. Extensive
knowledge and experience with the NLRA. Ability to develop,
interpret and communicate policies and procedures, contract
language, etc. Excellent analytical skills; ability to develop
meaningful reports and statistics based on raw data utilizing
various software applications. Extensive knowledge of employment
law including EEO, AAP compliance, Worker's Compensation, O.S.H.A.
etc. Training and platform experience required.
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