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Senior Labor Relations Partner (Hybrid)

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Job ID: 17794
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking  Labor Relations Partner's. This role is hybrid and will spend about 80% of time working remotely and 20% of time onsite.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

JOB SUMMARY
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 

  1. In partnership with the System Director of Labor Relations, Labor Relations Partner Sr, and HR directors, advises leaders on labor relations matters. Ensures alignment of strategic priorities with system-wide PeaceHealth initiatives.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

*You may qualify for either the Labor Relations Partner, or Senior Labor Relations Partner based on your qualifications.


Senior Labor Relations Partner

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. 


Labor Relations Partner 

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Labor Relations, Human Resources, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline. Master’s degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING: 

  • 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. 

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.  

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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