Human Resources Director

Type  Full-time
Location     Chariton, IA
Contact     Marian Holmes


  • Plan, lead, direct, develop and coordinate the policies, activities and staff of the Human Resource department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of Lucas County Health Center’s mission and talent strategy
  • Oversee the daily workflow of the department
  • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations
  • Assists managers with discipline and termination of employees in accordance with LCHC practices.
  • Collaborates with LCHC’s Leadership Team to understand LCHC’s goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting and retention
  • Plans, leads, develops, coordinates and implements policies, process, training, initiatives, and surveys to support LCHC’s human resource compliance and strategy needs
  • Oversees the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development
  • Identifies staffing and recruiting needs; develops and executes best practices for hiring and talent management
  • Conducts research and analysis of organizational trends including review of reports and metrics from LCHC’s human resource information systems and talent management
  • Monitors and ensures LCHC’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to upper management
  • Develops and implements departmental budget
  • Facilitates professional development, training, and certification activities for human resources staff
  • Serves as an advisor to administration on personnel matters
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; and both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers, patients, and visitors, and satisfactory job performance despite the stress of a hospital work environment.
  • Incorporates Mission, Vision and Core Values of LCHC into department, and ensures departmental employees and self adhere to these.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form with employees as well as general public while maintaining confidentiality in daily operations.
  • Responsible for the advertising, recruiting, screening, and interviewing process, and performing reference checks on new employees.
  • Responsible for maintenance of automated timekeeping system.
  • Responsible for reporting and maintaining necessary reports for Workers’ Compensation claims and short and long term disability claims.
  • Develop and implement retention programs and exit interview process.
  • Develop and administer wage and salary structures and performance appraisal programs. Participate in research and survey regarding pay and benefit practices.
  • Assure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations such as Unemployment, ADA, EEO, FLSA, COBRA, and ERISA.
  • Develop, recommend, and maintain benefit programs and services. Participate in research and surveys regarding benefit programs.
  • Maintain record keeping system for all employee information file. This includes personnel records, payroll, and benefit records.
  • Monitor tenure of employees and order appropriate gifts for service awards.
  • Responsible for maintaining unemployment reports and participating in fact-finding interviews.
  • Plan, implement and communicate employee benefits.
  • Develop, maintain, and interpret current written personnel policies and review them as required.
  • Complete necessary surveys regarding human resource issues.
  • Responsible for the Employee of the Quarter Committee and its functions.
  • Develop and maintain a system for monitoring licensure for professional staff.
  • Serve on the Health Center’s Safety Committee.



Days and Shifts:
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm

Human Resources


At least five years of human resource management experience required

Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field preferred

  • Certification as SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP required following two years of employment
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English wellRequired Skills/Abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Supervisory and leadership skills
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software