Senior Human Resources Business Partner for Clinics

Houston, TX

Senior Human Resources Business Partner for Clinics

Location: Houston, Texas


Category: Human Resources

UTHealth Houston General Administration

Requisition #: 230001VL

Position Summary:

The Senior Human Resources Business Partner position is responsible for providing strategic consultation and support to UT Physicians and their system of clinics around the Houston area. The role serves as a consultant to management on human resources- related issues, and as an employee champion and change agent. The Senior Business Partner assesses and anticipates HR-related needs, communicating proactively with our HR department and business management to develop integrated solutions. The Sr. HRBP formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization.Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HR Center of Excellence to develop solutions, programs, and policies. Drives for results and success, conveys a sense of urgency and brings issues to closure; persists despite obstacles and opposition.

This is a full time position that is classified as salaried and exempt. The employee will be asked to work a hybrid schedule of remote and on-site office times. It will require visiting clinics in person at times to help facilitate HR processes and offer support. Candidates who have worked in healthcare or with State agencies are preferred, but these are not required. You must be service-oriented, eager to learn, and able to forge excellent relationships. This position is eligible for all UTHealth benefits including healthcare coverage and participation in a pension plan run by the State of Texas.

What we do here changes the world . UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

Free financial and legal counseling

Free mental health counseling services

Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

Resources for child and elder care

Plus many more!

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Design and develop strategic plans using business knowledge; execute strategies and methods in alignment with enterprise goals and HR policies and practices.

  2. Act as a coach and mentor to leaders and offer creative solutions to complex issues using multi-disciplined approach

  3. Ensures human resources responsibilities are a key part of long term strategic planning in the organization, to include providing guidance and input on business unit restructures, emerging employee skills requirements, workforce planning and succession planning.

  4. Serves as a lead and mentor to HR Business Partners, HR Generalists and HR Assistants.

  5. Acts as change catalyst and leader. Identifies organizational issues that limit effectiveness and collaborates within HR to develop and deliver practical solutions. Seeks out opportunities to support the organization toward continuing to evolve a high performance culture. Partners with leadership to move the organization effectively through significant change such as growth, restructuring and process improvement.

  6. In collaboration with HR functional service lines, develops and promotes programs to encourage and retain a productive workforce.

  7. Schedules and maintains regular clinic site visits to build relationships with site leaders, engage in active conversations with staff and participate in clinic and departmental community based activities as necessary.

  8. May manage Human Resources activities of the department in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  9. Performs other duties as assigned.


PHR or SPHR highly preferred. Effective judgement, tact, diplomacy and discretion required in all matters. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills. Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality. Possesses knowledge and understanding of State and Federal guidelines and law within the functional areas. Must have knowledge of employment law and utilizes that knowledge in their daily function.

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to quickly adapt to fast changing situations.

  • Ability to influence and build good working relationships.

  • Team player with proven ability to work under pressure.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology, Communications or related field.

Minimum Experience:

Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in Human Resources; experience in at least one HR specialty function such as Employee Relations, Learning & Development, Recruitment, etc. Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining relationships to drive change at all levels of leadership from first line supervisors to executives as well as employees is necessary.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.