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Employee Relations Business Partner III

Job Description

Additional Job Information

  • Non-Benefit Eligible -
  • Temporary -

  • Job ID: 1220689
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    More Information:

    Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

    The Human Resources Organizational Effectiveness Department supports Barnes-Jewish Hospital employees and management by promoting sound employee relations practices and providing organizational growth and development. The group is responsible for ensuring the fair and equitable treatment of all employees according to applicable federal and state law. The Human Resources Organizational Effectiveness department is also responsible for supporting the organizational areas of Safety, Quality, Exceptional Care, Service, People, Financial Health and Innovation. Services provided include proactive employee relations support, strategic partnering with business clients, defining and interpreting human resources policies and procedures, benefits enrollment and processing, training and organizational development, investigations of unfair treatment allegations, union avoidance strategies, employee appeal procedures, and job eliminations and consolidations.


    Role Purpose

    Serves as strategic, consultative partner to provide best in practice employee relations expertise and service. Responsible for proactive consultation directly connected to designs, plans and consistently implements the hospital’s employee relations programs, policies, and procedures. Maintains good communications and positive employee relationships with Directors, Managers, Supervisors and employees to promote operational efficiencies and employee satisfaction. Guides assigned department leadership throughout investigations and acts as a consultant in helping to set performance expectations. Identifies and analyzes issues that demonstrate either a positive or a negative trend within certain departments and with leaders. Provides solid business case resolutions. Extensive knowledge of the hospital business operations of the various departments.


  • Provides advice, counsel and resolution to hospital employees including leaders across the enterprise on complex and moderate employee matters including policy interpretation and application, conflict resolution, performance management, progressive discipline and to provide effective employee relations guidance and manage a consistent message to reduce risk to the organization and support a positive culture while working to increase efficiencies and lower the cost of service delivery.
  • Lead formal investigation and review regarding claims of harassment, discrimination, and workplace concerns including legal/employee relations, regulatory compliance, federal, state, and local laws, and the employee separation process to provide recommendations to mitigate risk.
  • Monitors and analyzes various complex employee relations issues, metrics, and reports and provides positive proactive consultation to address potential employee relations risk.
  • Utilizes strong interpersonal skills and abilities to effectively interact with employees and leaders at all organizational levels to provide strong customer service and support. Partner with the HR Business Partner and leaders to ensure optimal decisions and outcomes made through influencing, coaching to balance risk and operational needs.
  • Provides analysis to support appropriate business case solutions to moderate or complex employee relations issues with confidentiality.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • 5-10 years


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Business/HC Admin



  • 10+ years

    Supervisor Experience

  • < 2 years

    Licenses & Certifications


    Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer