Stanford Medicine - Director, HR Business Partner/Employee Relations
Company: University Medical Partners
Posted on: January 16, 2022
University Medical Partners (UMP) formed in January 2017 by
physicians currently practicing within several separate medical
groups in the Bay Area to create a unified multi-specialty
physician practice and clinical network that will serve as an
exemplar for the delivery of high-quality health services in the
UMP Practitioners deliver care at clinics operated by University
Healthcare Alliance (UHA), a medical foundation affiliated with
Stanford University throughout the Bay Area.
POSITION TITLE: Director, HR Business Partner/Employee
REPORTS TO: CAO/COO
PURPOSE STATEMENT: -As a member of the UMP Management Services
Team, the Senior HR Business Partner is responsible for aligning
business objectives with employees and management in designated
business units. The position formulates partnerships across other
members/departments of the management services team (employment
services, employee relations, etc.) to deliver value-added service
to management and employees that reflects the business objectives
of the organization. This role maintains an effective level of
business literacy about the business unit's financial position, its
midrange plans, its culture, and its competition. The role reflects
and supports the mission, vision, values, and philosophy of the
organization which is to deliver on the promise of Precision Health
and Wellness to our patients, their families, and the community we
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential duties of this
position include the following (other duties may be assigned):
- Meets with regional/service line chiefs weekly and other
medical group leaders as appropriate.
- Consults with front line physician leaders, providing HR
guidance when appropriate.
- Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues.
Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.
- Conducts and provides day-to-day performance management
guidance to physician site leaders (e.g., coaching, counseling,
career development, disciplinary actions).
- Develops thorough documentation of investigations and
recommendations/resolutions to issues.
- Conflict resolution, advising, handling leave of absence and
other leave issues.
- Works closely with management and employees to improve work
relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and
- Maintains in-depth knowledge of employment
requirements/guidelines related to day-to-day management of
employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory
compliance. Partners with the legal department as
- Tracks all pertinent employment/labor related issues for the
medical group to resolution.
- This is an Individual Contributor role and a Director level
position. -Employment Expertise/Design/Operations
- Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the rest of the
UMP management services team to develop solutions, programs, and
- Addresses workplace related COVID-19 questions and updates on
state and local rules.
- Develops and appropriately document the infrastructure for
effective management of function and associated
- Provides HR/employment, policy guidance and
- Develops contract terms and/or notices to medical group
Leadership Development and Coaching
- Develop and deliver effective leadership coaching program for
medical group leadership in addressing people related issues.
- Identifies training needs for business units and individual
leadership coaching needs.
- Participates in evaluation and monitoring of training programs
to ensure success. Follows up to ensure training objectives are
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate
the following competencies:--- Subject Matter Expertise -- Must
have hands-on experience in employment cases, including wrongful
termination, discrimination, and wage and hour matters in the State
of California.--- Professional Communication -- Maintain
confidentiality in matters relating to patient/family and provider
conduct. Maintain professional relationships. Relay information
appropriately over telephone, E-mail, texting, and other
communication devices. Contribute to peer performance reviews as
requested.--- Teamwork --Work effectively and collaboratively with
practitioners, managers and staff members. Delegate work as needed.
Initiate problem solving and conflict resolution to foster
effective work relationships with peers.--- Visionary Leadership --
Display passion and optimism; inspire respect and trust; mobilize
others to fulfill the vision; provide vision and inspiration to
peers and staff.--- Change Management -- Help develop workable
implementation plans, communicate changes effectively. Willingness
to learn new processes related to improvement efforts. Build
commitment and overcome resistance, prepare and support those
affected by change. Monitor transition and evaluate results.---
Leadership -- Exhibit confidence in self and others; inspire and
motivate others to perform well. Effectively influence actions and
opinions of others; accept feedback from others; give appropriate
recognition to others. ---- Quality Management -- Look for ways to
improve and promote quality; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
Assist in the development of indicators, thresholds, study methods
and data collection as assigned. Respond to problems/opportunities
to improve care/customer service.
Experience and qualifications:1. Bachelor's Degree in Business
Management or related field2. Must have experience as HR Business
Partner for a Medical Group or related healthcare
industry/organization in the State of California for at least 3
years3. Excellent customer service, written and communication
skills (must provide some samples).4. Have some organizational
development and leadership training experience and background.5.
Great attention to detail and accuracy of information.6. Employment
Lawyer background preferred
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: -The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing
the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit.
The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The
employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and
occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus. -
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