Senior HR Representative at Houston Methodist (Houston, TX)

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Job Summary
At Houston Methodist, the Senior Human Resources (HR) Representative position is responsible for performing moderately complex HR activities within the scope of their department, related to onboarding applicants and non-employees, employee records, HR information and data systems, monitoring and reporting, requiring accuracy and compliance with HM policies and regulatory agencies. This position uses problem-solving, troubleshooting skills and as appropriate, performs the final review and audit of all required documentation for the clearance of new hires and non-employees, employee and others' status changes throughout the year, and annual requirements. The Sr HR Representative position answers applicant and client questions for the primary scope of their responsibilities for the department. This position coordinates assigned tasks/project(s) such as employee events and provides assistance to members of the department. The Sr HR Representative will also conduct and integrate information in preparation for and/or completion of New Employee Orientation.



Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

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  1. Develops ongoing relationships and interactions with internal stakeholders and applicants; utilizes an in-depth understanding of client need to manage expectations; responds quickly to applicant and client needs and concerns. May conduct training to HR Representatives. Communicates rehire requirements for background, drug screen, learning modules, employment authorizations, etc., within the scope of the department. (EF)
  2. Plans & coordinates employee events e.g. (I CARE awards, service awards, gift distribution, job fairs, payroll fair etc.); coordinates and/or supports new employee orientation. Contributes to employee engagement activities through committee participation. (EF)
  3. Conducts self in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity, equity and inclusion principles. Initiates contributions towards improvement of department scores for employee engagement, i.e. peer-to-peer accountability. (EF)

  1. Performs onboarding activities within the scope of responsibilities of the department, which includes some or all of the following: processing new hires and transfers, ensuring electronic and paper-required documents associated with applicant pre-hire are complete, and in compliance with policies and various regulatory agencies. May serve point of contact for employee records/file management system workflow and resolve accordingly. (EF)
  2. Processes terminated personnel files and new hire-required documents associated with employee/non-employee status changes, annual evaluations and competencies, to ensure completion and in compliance with policies and various regulatory agencies. (EF)
  3. Assists with other moderately complex HR activities which may include preparation of visuals and handouts, credentials monitoring, managing requisitions, processes invoices, purchase orders, and manages corporate purchasing card within the responsibilities, budget and timeline assigned by management and other as needed. Maintains the Position Control process when in the scope of the department, working with managers and HR staff to ensure accuracy, as directed. Prepares reports when needed. (EF)

  1. Ensures the accuracy and compliance of data within HR and other systems used by the department. Reviews data entered by others, enters data, verifies required supporting documents are in receipt by HR. (EF)
  2. Prioritizes work and independently resolves higher level issues on a regular basis. (EF)
  3. Participates in regulatory and compliance activities that impact the Human Resources department. Responds to requests for employee file documents which may include subpoenas. (EF)
  4. Serves as a subject matter expert (SME) and quality control monitor for processes owned by the department, as assigned. (EF)

  1. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks, minimizing incidental overtime. Utilizes time efficiently and helps other team members. (EF)
  2. Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Inventories and orders office supplies following as appropriate. Assists with routine equipment troubleshooting such as paper jams, ink cartridge replacement, etc. (EF)

  1. Offers innovative solutions through participation in performance improvement projects and activities. Follows up on action items to ensure completion of assignments. Adapts quickly to changes in systems, process, or policy; changes focus of workload based on highest priority needs. (EF)
  2. Identifies and assumes responsibility of own learning needs and seeks continuing education opportunities to meet those needs. Completes and updates the My Development Plan on an on-going basis. Ensures own career discussions occur with appropriate management. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.



o High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)


o Two years experience in a customer service environment of moderate complexity

o One year HR-related duties or some combination of benefits, employee records, HR and other systems data input, report generation, and/or payroll in a fast-paced work environment


o N/A


o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations

o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

o Demonstrates a high level of maturity with demonstrated self-confidence and ability to make decisions

o Possesses relationship building skills and ability to develop partnerships with recruitment teams and management

o Conducts self in a professional manner at all times

o Ability to work with peers in a team situation

o Professional handling of exposure to confidential/sensitive information

o Must demonstrate keen attention to detail and accuracy

o Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office software products and HRIS

o Knowledge of FMLA, regulatory agencies, I-9 requirements

o Self-starter and work independently

o Well organized, able to effectively manage multiple priorities in environment of substantial interruptions

o Must be flexible and adapt to change without reservation


Work Attire Yes/No

Uniform No

Scrubs No

Business professional Yes

Other (dept approved) No

On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.


May require travel within Yes

Houston Metropolitan area

May require travel outside No

of Houston Metropolitan area

**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job:

Company Profile:

Houston Methodist Academic Institute was formed to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. The research institute was created in 2004 to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors, and to house the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human disease. A 540,000 square foot building dedicated to research and clinical trials, the academic institute houses over 2,047 credentialed researchers conducting 1,470 ongoing clinical protocols.
More Information on Houston Methodist
Houston Methodist operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, Houston, TX, Houston, TX, Katy, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, Sugar Land, TX and The Woodlands, TX. It has 22000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 61 open jobs at Houston Methodist, click here.
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