University of Utah Health Care

  • Employee Relations Consultant, Sr. - Human Resources

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    Employment Type
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    Location Name
    515 Tower (Dan Jones Building)
    Patient Care?
    Salt Lake City
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    University of Utah Health's Human Resources department is seeking a new Sr. Employee Relations Consultant to join our dynamic HR team!


    This senior level position is responsible for partnering with departments to ensure compliance with hospital policies and procedures, advice managers and employees regarding employee relations issues, leave administration and supports them in their training and development needs.


    Our ideal candidate has:

    • Five years of experience in Human Resources with an emphasis in Employee Relations or equivalency.
    • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or a related field.


    This position is not responsible for providing patient care.


    Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.



    It's been a winning year...


    University of Utah Health was ranked as one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes in 2018 and 2019, and is the only health care provider from the state of Utah to receive the designation. 


    University of Utah Health credits its employees for its national ranking as a Top 10 Academic Medical Center for quality and safety for NINE consecutive years. 


    In addition to its placement on the Top 10 list, U of U Health placed fifth for Excellence in Ambulatory Care! This is the fourth year in a row the U has been ranked in the Top 5 for delivering high-quality, patient-centered, efficient and effective outpatient care.


    The University of Utah Hospital also received the award for the Best Hospital in Utah in 2018!  


    Not surprisingly, health care organizations with higher levels of staff engagement also have higher patient satisfaction scores, better staff retention, and a stronger culture of safety.  It’s a great place to work and live, and the nation is taking note!


    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA



    • Interprets University of Utah policies and procedures; entity and applicable laws. Consults with Management, providing guidance for employee relations and other associated policies, practices, and procedures.
    • Proactively works to ensure compliance including but not limited too: clinical licensure, accreditation, state and federal requirements, and organizational policy.
    • Coordinates and Administers the Grievance Process.
    • Serves as a liaison between the University of Utah Health Care and the State of Utah for unemployment claims.
    • Prepares documentation and reports regarding employee relations issues and related decisions.
    • Provides advice, problem resolution, and facilitation in the areas of employee relations, performance management, and employee discipline; advises both employees and management regarding employee relations policies, procedures, and documentation; researches, identifies, and analyzes specific employee relations concerns and makes appropriate recommendations.
    • May assist with or conduct investigations as assigned following established procedures
    • Mentor and provide training to other's in the department.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.
    • Demonstrated coaching and/or mentoring skills.
    • Knowledge of employment and labor laws.
    • Ability to handle highest level of confidential information.
    • Demonstrated human relations and effective communications skills.




    • Five years' experience in Human Resources with an emphasis in Employee Relations or equivalency.
    • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or a related field.

    Qualifications (Preferred)



    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • This is a sedentary position that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

    Physical Requirements

    Listening, Manual Dexterity, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking


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