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Senior HR Business Partner (Long Beach/Orange County)

Company: Optum
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

OVERVIEW OF POSITION:Responsible for performing a variety of complex and analytical tasks related to teammate and management relations by interpreting, recommending and administering Healthcare Partners (HCP) and People Services (PS) policies and procedures to promote positive teammate relations within the organization and minimize risk to the company. Assist with developing PS policies, procedures and processes for HCP national PS organization.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Acts as the primary point of service for teammates and management and provides human resources support, advice, counsel and consulting for designated client groups.
  • Works closely with management and teammates to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention and mentors managers and supervisors to enhance their performance management, teammate communications and management skills.
  • Attends client meetings and provides PS updates and communicates new or updated policies, procedures or programs.
  • Manages and resolves complex teammate relations issues by conducting effective, thorough and objective investigations, documents investigations, analyses and writes comprehensive fact finding reports on teammate relations issues for review by management team.
  • Interprets and applies policies and procedures, past practices and applicable federal and state laws and regulations to decisions impacting employer-teammate relations and makes action plan recommendations to management.
  • Mentors and provides guidance and assistance to other members of the People Services team.
  • Administers policies and procedures pertaining to teammate relations practices including but not limited to, leaves of absence, terminations, performance management, payroll notifications, workforce reductions and site relocations.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to daily management of teammates, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Prepares training materials and facilitates workshops to orient new managers and supervisors on policies and procedures (e.g., Performance Management, FMLA/CRFA, legal compliance, etc.).
  • Manages the interactive process for employees returning from LOA requesting reasonable accommodations under the ADA.
  • Works with management on teammate Performance Improvement Plans (PIP), obtains approval from and provides feedback to management team regarding PIP and annual performance assessments for non-clinicians.
  • Attends EDD unemployment hearings, along with HealthCare Partners' third party Administrator.
  • Prepares responses to claims filed with state and federal regulatory agencies (e.g., DFEH, EEOC, Labor Board, etc.) for review by management team by gathering documents required for discovery in employment litigation matters at the request of the management team and outside legal counsel.
  • Responds to teammate requests for routine information on company benefit programs.
  • Reviews HRIS reports to measure and evaluate exit interviews and voluntary and involuntary turnover data.
  • Recommends new processes and procedures within function to promote department efficiencies and realize cost savings.
  • Updates or develops policies as needed and recommends updates for teammate handbook.
  • Implements company-wide programs as needed.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.EDUCATION:
    • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college and/or a professional certification requiring formal education beyond a two-year college or equivalent work experience.
    • Master's degree in a related field preferred.
    • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred.EXPERIENCE:Minimum:
      • 5+ years human resources experience.Preferred:
        • 7 or more years of human resources experience.
        • 5 or more years of progressive healthcare experience.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
          • Computer literate.
          • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point).
          • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state employee law compliance and EEO regulations and working knowledge of applicable federal, state and benefit employment laws and regulations.
          • Excellent research and organizational skills.
          • Excellent client management and business literacy skills with ability to handle multiple clients.
          • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
          • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills.
          • Must be able work independently and to deal with ambiguity and cope with change.
          • Must be capable of presenting ideas and programs as well as problem resolutions to all levels within the organization.
          • Ability to manage multiple priorities and translate business strategies into actionable plans.
          • Strong consultative skills with ability to reach a successful conclusion when the desires and needs of individual clients and staff conflict.
          • Ability to develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results.
          • Ability to identify and solve complex problems.Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Here you'll find incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work. (SM)Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Optum and its affiliated medical practices are Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Optum and its affiliated medical practices is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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