The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
We are currently seeking an experienced LR Practitioner who is passionate about a career in specialized healthcare that can truly make a difference to the patients and families we serve across the province of British Columbia. The ideal candidates must align with the PHSA values: to cultivate a respectful workplace, be compassionate, dare to innovate, foster partnerships and find joy through serving others.
Workplace Consultant, Labour Relations
The Workplace Consultant, Labour Relations (LR), Workplace Experience Network works in a matrixed human resources (HR) environment, and is accountable for providing leadership and subject matter expertise while ensuring the proactive and consistent management of issues with labour relations impact. The Workplace Consultant is a strategic partner to an assigned client group, promoting and fostering a consultative and proactive problem solving employee relations/labour relations approach and contributing to the overall strategic design and implementation of work processes that enable operational groups to achieve their business outcomes. The Workplace Consultant is responsible for providing expert advice and guidance in collective agreement contract interpretation while acting as a strategic resource and liaison with the provincial employer bargaining associations. This includes the coordination and implementation of arbitration decisions and collective bargaining settlements with strategic partners and clients. Partners with HR colleagues and the Practice Lead, LR in grievance handling, negotiations with union representatives, in labour management meetings, and the development and facilitation of training workshops. Plays a key role in the planning and development of new and changed LR policies and procedures that are aligned with PHSA strategic direction and business needs. The Workplace Consultant also participates on leadership teams and in human resources special assignments, projects and events that have PHSA and Agency wide application.
A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field and seven (7) to ten (10) years progressively more senior experience in a labour relations focused HR positions.
Demonstrated experience interpreting complex bargaining agreements and solid understanding of current labour relations practices and legislation. Excellent communication skills including the ability to negotiate and persuade others combined with a history of building and maintaining strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. Highly developed analytical, critical thinking, problem solving skills and the ability to facilitate the resolution of issues. Models a commitment to service and being a strategic HR business partner within a complex organization. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to mentor and engage others to ensure success in the workplace. Excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to mentor and engage others to ensure success in the workplace. Demonstrated ability to work as an effective member of a team and to work independently. Commitment to the value of continuous learning and an open curiosity for new ideas and innovation. Ability to use related equipment including HR information systems, word processing, spreadsheet, database and internet tools.
This role supports operations at multiple sites in BC and travel will be required.
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Applications will be accepted until this position is filled with interviews beginning immediately.
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PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities