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Director, Employee Relations

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio 43205
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Responsible for managing the Organizations Employee Relations programs, policies and procedures to support and foster a positive and open working environment. Ensures compliance with the Organizations policies and employment laws monitors the legal environment, and provides leadership to managers and departments on employee relations and employment law issues. Counsels employees and management staff; conducts investigations and trains management on compliance in these issues.

1. Counsels employees and managers regarding performance and behavior problems, terminations, demotions, work improvement and disciplinary actions, policy practice and interpretation. Assists in developing viable options and solutions.

2. Assists employees with problems, issues, or concerns. Serves as a liaison between employees and their department heads or supervisors.

3. Assists the Office of Corporate Compliance and Legal Services in the resolution of Corporate Integrity complaints, internal investigations, and miscellaneous employee relations concerns.

4. Counsels and directs management on issues of suspected substance abuse, mandatory referrals to employee assistance and return-to-work agreements. Coordinates, along with the Employee Health Services Coordinator the communication and follow-up of positive drug test results in for-cause testing.

5. Advises employees of the Problem Review and Resolution Program; identifies and orients the council members and ensures the proper handling of complaints and hearings. Reports findings and conclusions to administration.

6. Coordinates with management to facilitate solutions to department/climate related problems. Coordinates staff surveys and facilitates workshops on an as needed basis. Develops and coordinates strategies to enhance the working environment

7. Prepares or acquires access to written learning and instructional materials for courses, seminars, and workshops. Delivers programs as needed.

8. Coordinates compliance of EEO & AA plans, including completion and submission of state and federal reports and training as necessary.

9. Coordinates the investigation of complex employee relations issues i.e. sexual harassment charges, discrimination and involuntary terminations and recommends appropriate action.

10. Assists in the development of policies and procedures related to employee relations. Updates and revises related Personnel Policy Guidelines as needed.

11. Serves as contact and coordinator for the Critical Incident Stress Program.

12. Works with the legal department in preparing for investigations and filing EEO and OCRC responses.

13. Assists management in implementing the Reduction in Force policy; identifying applicability of policy and those impacted; developing communication plan.

14. Coordinates outplacement services for employees affected by job elimination. Schedules and conducts workshops to assist employees in job search, when necessary.

15. Maintains current knowledge base regarding employment and labor relations practices and laws.

16. Supervises and coordinates the work of employee relations coordinators.

17. Assists the HR VP and Directors with special projects, as assigned.


1. Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field; knowledge of human resources procedures and employment laws.

2. 7 years of human resources experience, preferably in a health care setting.

3. Excellent customer service orientation.

4. Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

5. Extensive knowledge of labor, EEO, and wage and hour labor laws.

6. Analytical skills for evaluating data and programs and suggesting modifications.

7. Ability to maintain confidential information.

8. Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations, and to resolve conflicts and provide problem resolution.

9. Strong interpersonal skills and experience in coordinating activities, counseling employees and supervisors and resolution of employee?s problems and concerns.


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