Physician Relations Officer
Job Posted: 3 October 2017
Company: Kaiser Permanente
Closing Date: Until filled
Location: Pasadena, CA

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Provides advice and counsel to executive physician leadership and administrative physicians (Chief of Service, Physician in Charge, etc.) on human resources matters; conducts training on human resources topics such as sexual harassment and federal and state laws related to employee physicians; conducts investigations on complaints and/or charges involving physicians in coordination with SCPMG and KFHP legal; develops, disseminates, and updates HR policies applicable to SCPMG physicians; partners with local HR Leaders to ensure human resources policies and compliance matters are applied consistently at the facility area, and regional level.

Essential Functions:
  • Consults with executive physician leadership and administrative physicians on human resources matters pertaining to physicians.
  • Coaches physician leaders when dealing with physician human resources issues.
  • Develops and delivers to administrative physicians human resources training modules such as sexual harassment, hiring, counseling and terminating employees, and general H R practices.
  • Develops training tools for administrative physicians to assist them with human resources issues.
  • Accountable for conducting or coordinating thorough confidential investigations of complaints or charges pertaining to physicians.
  • Works with local executive physician leadership, regional SCPMG and KFHP legal representatives, and local HR as necessary.
  • Develops, disseminates, updates and maintains human resources policies applicable to SCPMG physicians and other providers in coordination with SCPMG Legal.
  • Establishes effective working relationship with Local H R Leaders; partners with them in the delivery of training modules and the investigation of complaints and/or charges as appropriate.
  • Promotes organization values, compliance with SCPMG Partnership Agreement, Rules and Regulations, Principles of Responsibility and pay practices, and compliance with all State and Federal laws and regulations.
  • Maintains strict privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to physicians, and reports noncompliance with applicable federal, state, and SCPMG Rules and Regulations and other policies to property authority.
Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience in providing advice and counsel to top management in all areas of human resources.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
Additional Requirements:
  • Demonstrated ability to objectively and thoroughly investigate employee complaints and/or charges.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, written and oral communication, problem solving, and analytical skills.
  • Effective facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Organized, detail oriented, and able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive and personal physician information.
  • Extensive knowledge of employment laws, regulations and practices related to human resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others through collaboration and partnership.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.