Ascension Health HR Advisor in Austin, Texas

Job ID: 275614

HR Advisor

Austin, Texas


Additional Job Information

Title: HR Advisor

City, State: Austin, TX

Location: TX-Dell Seton Medical Center

Department: HR Partners Delivery 001

Additional Job Details: Ful-Time, Days M-F

About Us

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.

In this position you would support our Seton Health Ministry. Seton is a regional healthcare network made up of 10 hospitals that includes five urban acute care hospitals, two rural hospitals, the area’s only non-profit mental health hospital and over 100 clinic locations. As a part of Ascension, Seton leverages national resources to improve care on a community level.

Notably, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is a world-class pediatric medical center with its own Level I trauma center. Our newest hospital is Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, which opened in early 2017. We are also very proud that Seton Medical Center Austin was recently named the #1 Ranked Austin Hospital in U.S. News & World Report, and is the region’s largest medical facility.

Why Join Ascension?

  • Strength in our People: At Ascension, we believe our people are our strength and we invest in them. In addition to the chance to have a positive impact on the people and communities we serve, associates benefit from significant professional opportunities, career advancement, training and competitive wages. We also support work-life balance and spirituality in the workplace .

  • Culture of Teamwork: We encourage diversity of talent and thought; while offering the support of a multidisciplinary team. We work to build teams that respect each other. A team that respects each other feels good. We are on a mission to help people feel good, patients and associates.

  • Transformational Healthcare Environment: Our care teams collaborate between each other nationwide. Through working and learning together, we can create standards of excellence to be used across the system. We embrace change if it will improve the outcome for the patient.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The HR Business Advisor works side by side with frontline and midlevel managers in the organization to coach managers in people skills and adapt talent strategy to the needs of the business unit. HRBAs also provide frontline support in the areas of talent, employee engagement, organizational effectiveness, and change management. HRBAs adapt talent strategies to resolve business units’ operational issues, building effective people-management and employee-relations skills among managers while also handling the more complex employee relations issue. One of the primary functions of the HRBA is to work one on one with managers to develop their individual people-management skills so they can become more effective in attracting, hiring, coaching, and developing team members.


  • Possesses exceptional relationship-building and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact positively with stakeholders at all levels in the organization.

  • Demonstrates advising and coaching skills.

  • Demonstrates the ability to define problems, establishes alternatives, and determines the optimal course of action in the context of broader business strategies and objectives.

  • Works well under pressure, prioritizes, meets deadlines, drives projects to completion, and manages the results.



  • Four-year degree in HR management, organizational development or business-related field required.

Work Experience:

  • Five-plus years of progressive HR experience preferably one to two years working with a business-partner model required.

  • Experience in at least two of the following HR functional areas: performance management, rewards, leadership, learning, employee relations or organizational development required.

  • Experience with PeopleSoft is preferred.

  • Healthcare experience is preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Health is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet. For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster: ”

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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