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Employee Relations Consultant

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St. Vincent's Medical Center


Bridgeport, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: 40 Hours per week

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Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 

St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has more than 3,200 employees. It includes a 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and special needs services for adults and children. St. Vincent’s is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the system’s second-largest hospital.  It is also the fastest growing hospital in Connecticut today.

The Employee Relations Consultant acts as a liaison between the employer and employee to improve engagement and performance. Works to maintain a positive employee relations culture by proactively assessing the work environment to identify and mitigate risk situations.  Working with leadership and employees, facilitates appropriate investigation of workplace concerns and enables resolution.  Teach, coach and mentor leaders on effectively communicating with and engaging employees.. Responsibilities include but, are not limited to the following:

  • Facilitate investigative process to resolve employee relations concerns; able to interpret various organizational policies to inform decision making
  • Guides leaders through the performance improvement process utilizing coaching and development, formal corrective action and decision guide tools
  • Proactively collect, analyze and summarize various data and identify trends; collaborate with appropriate stakeholders to determine appropriate solutions; Perform exit interviews to identify actionable trends; partner with leadership to implement countermeasures to reduce turnover and drive engagement
  • Partner within HR team to determine need for strategic planning, identify engagement and retention opportunities and execute on solutions; coach leaders to exhibit behaviors that support the Hartford HealthCare culture
  • Guide decision making of leaders related to the performance evaluation and merit and recognition programs
  • Partner with legal resources, participate in various dispute resolution situations (i.e. CHRO, litigation, EEOC, unemployment etc.)
  • As applicable, work with bargaining unit employees and leadership to maintain effective relationships; drives employee grievance process; participates in contract planning and negotiations



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Five years of employee relations and/or human resources experience

Additional Skills

  • Strong investigation skills
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Program and Process facilitation/presentation
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Consulting
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Influence multiple stakeholders at all levels
  • Basic labor law knowledge, grievance arbitration, contract interpretation and negotiations (as needed)

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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