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District Director Human ResourcesChicago, Illinois

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Job # 417666 Date posted 09/27/2021

Description

We are recruiting for a Director of Human Resources to join our Human Resources Team.  This position will be remote and it will support a portion of our Midwest Region for Kindred’s Hospital Division. 

Summary: 

Provides HR consulting, oversight, and expertise regarding all Human Resources functions, including orientation and training, employee relations, policies and procedures, employment law, retention, turnover, compensation, HRIS/management reporting, investigations, performance management, and benefits.  Promotes proactive, positive employee relations practices and environments in all contract sites and understands and appropriately balances the roles of both employee and employer advocate.  

Essential Functions:

  • Ensures positive employee relations practices and environments in all work locations.
  • May assist recruitment teams and management to ensure compliance with regard to recruitment and selection process, including the following: interviews; employment verifications, background checks and drug screens to verify employment eligibility.  Provides support to regional recruitment team with HR issues related to hiring new employees.
  • Develops and assists with the execution of action plans for the designated client group to address Human Resources-related areas identified for improvement.  Supports HR and divisional strategic objectives.
  • Provides interpretation and consulting for operations regarding all Human Resources policies and procedures as directed.  Develops and recommends new/revised policies and procedures.
  • Consults with and advises managers on disciplinary and policy issues to ensure the fairness and consistency of all Human Resource actions.
  • Analyzes compensation practices, conducts salary reviews, and assists n analysis of market competitiveness and internal equity.
  • Monitors employee performance evaluation program and assures that employee performance reviews are conducted timely.
  • Assures implementation of all divisional and Kindred Healthcare Support Center Human Resources policies, which include all aspects of employee relations, performance management and disciplinary actions, conflict resolution, etc.
  • Consults with area and local management regarding effective administration of Open Door Policy and response to employee complaints submitted through the Kindred Healthcare Compliance Hotline.  Involved in directing managers through complaint responses, monitoring and reporting.
  • Promotes and develops employee recognition programs and measures the utilization and effectiveness of such programs in contract sites within designated client group.
  • Participates in and analyzes results of employee satisfaction surveys to determine the extent of any employee relations issues and general areas and levels of employee satisfaction.  Monitors and supports the communication and development of follow- up action plans. Ensures follow up on action plans takes place within each regional line of business.
  • Assist with administrative process for ADA, Workers’ Compensation, FMLA and other employment laws and/or employee benefits. 
  • Is involved with or will lead new HR initiatives/programs.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels within Kindred, including field management as well as the Executive Committee.
  • Ability to work under stress and to respond quickly in emergency situations. 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in effective manner. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a leader and as a member of a team.
  • Maintains a strong customer-service focus and commitment.
  • Ability to be flexible and shift work priorities with little or no notice based on customer needs.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with all customers and Support Center contacts.
  • Excellent knowledge of all Human Resources functions and employment laws.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all employee, patient, and customer information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.
  • Ability to provide leadership and direction in daily areas of human resources. 
  • Ability to supervise employees on daily basis and oversee HR department when needed.
  • Ability to use computer software, analyze data and produce reports.   Must have strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to travel frequently with some overnight stays, and occasionally to region, divisional and Support Center meetings, as requested. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in HR or related field.
  • PHR/SPHR certification preferred.
  • 5+ years of Human Resources experience in a healthcare setting required; preferably with a multi-site employer.

Depending on Candidates abilities, we may fill this position at a different level. 

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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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