Employee Relations Specialist

HR Business Partnerships - 108392 Winchester, Virginia Full-Time (Primarily Day Shifts)

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Please Note: To protect our patients, our workforce and our community, Valley Health is requiring that all newly hired employees and internal transfers (current employees requesting internal transfers) must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose. Newly hired Applicants (those not currently employed by Valley Health) who have been offered a position will have to provide documentation of their vaccination status at the time of their Employee Health appointment. For internal transfers, Employee Health will contact you if they have questions around your vaccination status. Valley Health has a process for applicants who have been offered a position to request an exemption or deferral for medical or religious reasons. To search for vaccine locations, visit vaccines.gov.


  • Entity: Valley Health Corporate
  • Shift: Day

Who We Are

Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.

A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.

We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.

What You Will Do:

The Employee Relations Specialist assists with the execution of the employee relations strategy across the organization, coaching managers through employee relations issues end-to-end including investigations, documentation, analysis, and reporting. Responsible for developing both immediate resolutions and long-term prevention plans with the assigned HR Business Partner. Accountable for tracking issues, analyzing trends, building linkages to management development, retention efforts, and Human Resources business intelligence activity. Partners with leadership regarding policy interpretation and ensuring that policies are updated and current. Manages the exit process including unemployment and reporting to licensure boards.

What You Will Bring:


Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or other related field required

Minimum of 3 years Human Resources required
Prior experience as a specialist in employee relations or organizational development preferred
Experience applying standard employment laws and policies to various employee relations or staffing issues with favorable outcome.

Certification & Licensures
One or more of the following HR Certifications: PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-CP preferred
Employee Relations/Internal Investigations Certificate preferred

Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with frontline employees, leaders, physicians and others required.
Microsoft office suite knowledge required.
Requires ability to review multiple data sources, prepare and present concise analysis.
Experience with HRIS systems preferred.
Experience working with ambiguous situations.

What You Will Get:

- Competitive salary
- Flexible scheduling
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Tuition Assistance
- Retirement Plan
- Life Insurance

*some benefits are subject to change due to job status

We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.


Criminal Background Checks
VA State Police
3rd party Background Check

FLSA Classification


Physical Demands
6 A Customer Service