Human Resources Business Partner

Mercy Iowa City

Iowa City, IA Human Resources / Healthcare $63,000 to $95,658 yearly

Join the Mercy Hospital Human Resources Team! We have an opening for an HRBP. The HR team provides support to all colleagues, physicians, and providers..

About Mercy Hospital

Mercy Iowa City is a 194 bed, acute care, Joint Commission accredited, level III trauma center located in the heart of Iowa City, IA. Over 250 medical care professionals provide primary care and specialty services within the community.

Salary Range: $63,000 - $95,658

Starting salary is determined based upon factors that may include: years of relevant experience, education, applicable certifications/licensure, and internal equity.

Position Summary

The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) is a strategic partner for various departments across Mercy Iowa City aligning the organizational mission and values with business objectives. The HRBP serves as a consultant and advisor on human resources functions for leadership and a key resource for colleagues. This role establishes positive relationships across the organization to deliver value-added support while ensuring consistent application and compliance of HR related policies and best practices.

Job Duties

  • Consults and advises with leaders on Human Resources related policies, procedures, and best practices. Advocates for fair and consistent workplace practices in support of Mercy Iowa City’s mission and values.
  • Builds credibility and creates strong collaborative relationships with the HR team and all departments so that colleagues and leaders feel supported.
  • Meets regularly with leaders to develop solutions and create Human Resources programs to enhance colleague effectiveness, retention, and engagement.
  • Leads mediating, coaching, and counseling colleagues to proactively prevent and resolve issues. Partners with leadership on performance issues by conducting thorough and equitable investigations and facilitating resolution processes for colleagues.
  • Maintains a strong working knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations to ensure compliance with policies and procedures. Develops, revises, and executes policies to ensure consistency in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior. 
  • Strategizes with leaders on staffing models to correspond with business priorities. Partners with HR team to identify, select, develop, and retain talent.
  • Analyzes HR and payroll data and metrics to develop strategies, solutions, programs, and best practices.
  • Monitors and evaluates HR related records and systems to ensure compliance with The Joint Commission, federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Assists with the administration and completion of performance evaluations; develops colleague competencies, job duties, and qualifications and ensures job descriptions are compliance with The Joint Commission.
  • Administers leave management and workplace accommodation processes in support of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Partners with HR team and compliance officer on Workers’ Compensation claims, Environment of Care Safety Committee, and proactively maintains a safe and productive work environment.
  • Embraces and commits to leading and guiding others in creating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Recommends, develops, and delivers HR related training programs and initiatives.
  • Stays up to date in the field of HR by attending professional meetings, conferences, networking, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university.
  • 5 years of professional human resources experience with knowledge of multiple HR disciplines. 
  • Ability to establish robust relationships to create alignment and influence others to achieve results. 
  • Advanced knowledge of federal and state HR laws and regulations.  
  • Strong experience with HR Information Systems (Kronos, Workday, Peoplesoft, etc.) 
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret HR related data and metrics. 
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills. 
  • Human Resources related professional certification desirable, but not required. 
Job Benefits:


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
COVID-19 Precautions:

Social distancing measure are taken and face masks are required. Temperatures are taken at the beginning of each day for all personnel; this includes new hires.

Job ID: 81231

Posted 4 days ago

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