Sutter Health HR Partner in San Francisco, California

Position Overview:

Position Summary:

Functions as the HR Partner to management teams of operating units. Supports the operating team in the achievement of its people related objectives for employee satisfaction, patient or customer satisfaction, labor costs targets, talent development and the development and maintenance of a high performing workforce. Actively participates in development of employee relations programs Provides assistance in the form of advice and counsel to management regarding: effectiveness of staff, application of human resource practices, policies and procedures, application, and administration of collective bargaining agreements, compliance with employment regulations and laws and resolution of complaints and grievances. Communicates with managers of bargaining unit employees regarding contract interpretation, policy interpretation and compliance. Works with managers, HR Director and Compliance Officer on resolution of Compliance complaints and closure of Compliance Corrective Action Plans. Partners with Talent Management during succession planning, including coaching of management clientele on individual development plans and on-boarding support for new managers (30-60-90 day rounding). Supports management when conducting layoffs, start-ups, grievance meetings, investigations, complaint resolutions, staff counseling and related progressive discipline activities, talent reviews and local training. Identifies, investigates and resolves grievances, and coordinates with the COE for resolution of mediated or arbitrated grievances, work environment scans and harassment investigations. Involved in terminations, unemployment hearings, EEOC charges, and reduction in force planning. Supports management with key initiatives as directed by HR and Operational leadership. Facilitates manager and staff access to HR services.



BA/BS in HR or Business required, or , equivalent education/experience.

PHR/SPHR is desired.


Requires experience in advising/educating managers with respect to employee relations issues and the Human Resources-related laws, regulations and practices preferably in California. The incumbent must have demonstrated expertise in consulting with managers and employees regarding Human Resources issues that arise through all stages of the employment relationship. Requires proven successful experience in delivering training and conducting investigations. Demonstrated success in the interpretation and application of Human Resource practices and procedures is required. Demonstrated success in conflict resolution and risk assessment desired. Demonstrated experience in strategic partnerships in achieving business results desired.


Knowledge of Human Resources policies and statutory and regulatory requirements including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, California Labor Code, CFRA, California and Federal Wage and Hour Laws, Workers’ Compensation Law, FLSA, FEHA, ADA, FMLA, OSHA, EDD, and other applicable laws and regulations highly desired.


Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills required. Requires demonstrated analytical skills, ability to influence at assignment leadership levels, exhibits group process and facilitation skills. Displays integrity and ethics in handling confidential information. Demonstrated ability to plan and accomplish multiple priorities simultaneously while maintaining a high degree of organizational responsiveness. Knowledge and proficiency on computer software for analysis and presentation (i.e., spreadsheets, and word processing) desired. Ability to organize, adapt and re-prioritize activities and projects to meet deadlines in an environment of rapid change and growth are required. Innovative and creative approach to assignments and challenges is required. Dependable transportation and appropriate driving record required for off-site assignments.

Special Requirements:

Must be able to travel within Northern California – typically day trips, occasionally overnight. Must have current/valid license to drive in CA. and provide own transportation.

Organization: California Pacific Medical Center

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.