Workforce Investigator - People and Culture

Job ID 2021-39455
Area of Interest
Human Resources
Location Name
818 Stewart
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
People Operations
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province

About Us

Hospital About Us:


Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.


In 2020, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.


As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.


Invesitgates complex, sensitive and multi-faceted workplace matters involving Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws, civil rights complaints, agency claims, and policy violations including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Conducts investigations and proposes resolutions based on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Antiracism principles. Brings in depth experience investigating and resolving diversity based issues. Demonstrates a strong understanding of laws, regulations, concepts and practices related to employee relations (unon and non-union) and compliance investigations, and DEI principles. Works indepdently or with cross-functional teams to prioritize, manage and investigate allegations, and builds strong partnerships with internal stakeholdres including legal, Center for Diversity and Health Equity (CDHE) and Workforce Diversity and Inclusion (WDI) to foster trust and accountability. The Investigator role requries sensitivity, objectivity, critical thinking, and the ability to engage employees with empathy while establishing clear boundaries. Applies analytical rigor to procedures and policies to the facts of each allegation through thoroughly written investigation reports.


Required Education/Experience:
- At least five (5) five functioning as an HR Generalist at a senior level, or complex workplace investigations experience
- Demonstrated skill and experience conducting complex workplace investigations at all levels of the organization, including complainant, and witness interviews, investigative data analysis, and creation of investigative documentation.
- Demonstrated ability to discern and differenciate when diverse differences, such as race, micro-aggesstions, act as a root cause or an amplifying factor.
- Demonstrated ability to collect and compare sometimes opposing perspectives and navigate sensitive workforce issues in an efficient and timely manner.
- Demonstrated success in working across diverse teams, collaborating with members of various racial and ethnic backgrounds and building inclusive outcomes.
- Experience working in a large, complex organization
- Demonstrated ability to think strategically and effectively across a complex organization
- Demonstrated knowledge of, and skill applying, local, state and federal laws
- Demonstrated commitment to DEI and antircist principles

Required Credentials:

- Bachelor's, Master's Degree in Human Resource Management, Business, or related field
- J.D. from an accredited law school with a focus on employment law
- PHR or SPHR certification
- Experience in labor relations
- Healthcare experience


In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children’s requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children's are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children's is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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