Assistant Director, Human Resources - DUH - Durham
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Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research.
Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area.
For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology.
Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
General Description of the Job Class
The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) serves as the strategic partner with assigned business units developing strategies to align with business objectives. The HRBP functions as a business leader that facilitates the development and implementation of people management and development practices, and shares responsibility for goals and deliverables with their assigned business units. The HRBP will serve as an expert consultant to management while also acting as an employee champion and change agent. Proactively develop plans to ensure goals are reached and best practice/best in class is consistently implemented. Maintain an effective level of business literacy about the business unit’s financial position, culture and engagement, business objectives and goals of the business unit. The Business Partner understands the manager’s operational work plans, departmental operational performance and relevant HR metrics.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Advise and assist management and employees to respond to employee issues and concerns by interpreting applicable HR policies and procedures and making responsible recommendations in these areas as necessary and appropriate; initiate recommendations for appropriate measures to address underlying systemic problems or issues represented by the expressed concern, including but not limited to, suggestions on policy clarification or development, appropriate training or other development interventions.
Serve in a liaison capacity for Compensation, Organizational Effectiveness, Talent Acquisition and Systems, or HR planning and development; evaluate and research professional trends and issues in specialty area relevant to DUHS HR; educate other DUHS HR staff about specialty to ensure consistent and equitable application of HR policies and procedures; collect, research and disseminate appropriate internal and external material on HR issues and trends, and provide in-service training support to enhance understanding of this material as needed; identify and recommend new policy or program initiatives in specialty area designed to enhance delivery and quality of service. Apprise Director, HR DUMC of organizational issues, problems or trends; prepare reports, analyses and other written communication setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions as necessary or requested.
Implement and coordinate HR programs supporting organizational strategic objectives for creating and maintaining a model work place, including but not limited to, promotional career advancement programs, employee participation and input vehicles, and management development and training. Provide staff support on implementing major organization-wide projects, including but not limited to, employee opinion surveys, multi-cultural awareness and sensitivity programs and employee advocacy/conflict resolution procedures.
Identify problem employee relations areas that impede organizational progress; recommend appropriate interventions and/or other corrective actions as needed.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Work generally requires skills, knowledge, and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Healthcare Administration or related field.
Master's Degree is preferred.
Work generally requires five years of experience sufficient to demonstrate expertise in:
- Strategic Human Resources Planning
- Human Resources program development
- Diversity and inclusiveness strategies
- Analytical, project management, and organizational skills
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Consulting, project management and business literacy skills and knowledge of lean process improvement are required.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
SHRM or HRCI certification preferred
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
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