Employee Relations Consultant - Human Resources
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Pontiac, Michigan

Posted in Medical and Nursing

Job Info

Employment Type:
Full time
Day Shift


Trinity Health Oakland has an opportunity for a Senior Partner, Colleague Relations in the Human Resources Department supporting SJMHS in our Pontiac location. The Senior HR Partner, Colleague Relations is an experienced and trusted partner who provides guidance and colleague relations subject matter expertise to Regional Health Ministry (RHM) leadership, managers, and colleagues in promoting and fostering of a fair, positive, and collaborative working environment. In collaboration with Regional Health Ministry (RHM) management, HR Business Partners (HRBPs), and regional Colleague and Labor Relations Center of Expertise (COE) leadership, the Senior HR Partner, Colleague Relations contributes to the development, implementation, and management of colleague relations strategies, philosophies, processes, and programs.

The Senior HR Partner, Colleague Relations regularly interacts and consults with RHM management and regional Colleague and Labor Relations COE leadership to collectively manage, resolve, and trend colleague relations matters, including planning and conducting high risk and complex investigations and responding to complex and sensitive internal and external party complaints. The Senior HR Partner, Colleague Relations adds value to the organization by providing expert colleague relations guidance and solutions with a focus on enabling the achievement of Trinity Health's Strategic Aims to realize a person-centered, mission-focused colleague culture.

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, one of the nation's top health care services providers, spanning five counties in Southeastern Michigan. SJMHS represents more than 2,700 physicians and 14,000 nurses and staff, and includes 6 Hospitals, 5 Outpatient Health Centers, 8 Urgent Care Facilities and over 25 Specialty Centers. St. Joseph Mercy Ann ArborHospital is a 537-bed teaching hospital located on a 340 acre campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital has been nameda Top 100 Hospital and is at the forefront of many clinical specialty areas.


  • Must possess knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations and requirements related to HR and colleague relations, colleague dispute resolution, and fostering a positive colleague working environment as normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or a related field, with five (5) or more years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Master's degree and prior health-care experience preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of employment laws and their application in operating environments is required.

Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Health System enjoy...
  • Competitive compensation
  • Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability
  • Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
  • Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health
  • Visit www.stjoeshealth.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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