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Human Resources and Labour Relations Advisor

Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA)



Job ID: J0123-1408
Job Title: Human Resources and Labour Relations Advisor
Department: EORLA- Corporate HR
Union Group: Non-Union
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Position Number(s): 00112643
Job Code: 290963
Site: The Ottawa Hospital – General Campus (TOHG)
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Job Category: Human Resources
Number of Vacancies: 1
FTE: 1.0
Salary Range: $79,725.75/Year

Position Overview

This position provides subject matter expertise and support to operations across a range of human resource (HR)/labour relations (LR) practices and programs – performance management organizational development / training, workforce planning, recruitment, compensation, health and safety, organization design, collective bargaining and interpretation and application of the collective agreement.

Key Accountabilities:
•Serves as a subject matter expert providing counsel, advice and direction to operational and medical/scientific leaders; •Supports the prioritizing of operational needs and enabling strategies;
•Collaborates with the HR Business Partner and HR colleagues in the development and implementation of programs and policies in support of a broad range of human resource initiatives;
•Identifies, tracks and reports on key human resource and labour relations performance indicators to support the development of programs and policies;
•Supports organizational development and transformation projects;
•Supports and/or leads major labour relations issues including grievances, arbitration, conciliation or other dispute resolution mechanisms;
•Conducts reviews on organizational health and other issues leading to the development of action plans;
•Leads and/or supports investigations on employee and labour relations issues (code of conduct, harassment);
•Serves as key interface with union representatives to resolve issues;
•Assists with collective bargaining and serves on related labour committees and non-union committees and working groups;
•Monitors organizational compliance with legislation, collective agreement and policy;
•Collaborates with the Recruitment Specialist on the recruitment and selection processes with a focus on managerial-level roles;
•Supports the HR and LR Business Partner in the identification of organizational education and training requirements and assists in the development of response (creates materials, delivery, identification and selection of third party vendor/service);
•Supports the annual performance management and compensation review cycle;
•Acts as an advisor to committees and working groups.

Who we are:
The Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association is a member-based, not-for-profit organization providing the laboratory services for the acute care hospitals of the Champlain Region. EORLA oversees the operations of 18 licensed hospital-based clinical laboratories that serve the clinical programs of the 16 member hospitals. Through its mission of providing the best patient outcomes through modern laboratory medicine, innovation and academics, EORLA laboratories provide diagnostic tests for hospital inpatients and registered outpatients. Comprehensive testing is provided by a team of approximately 900 laboratory professionals, providing services in the disciplines of Anatomic Pathology (including Molecular Oncology), Biochemistry, Hematopathology (including Transfusion Medicine, Tissue Typing and Hematology) and Microbiology.

What we offer:
•Competitive compensation (minimum annual salary $79,725.75)
•Hybrid work arrangements
•Extended healthcare coverage
•Dental & vision coverage
•Disability insurance
•Life, dependent life, travel accident insurance
•Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
•Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)


Days, 8 hour shifts. For information purposes only – EORLA reserves the right to change.

Basic Requirements

•Completion of a university degree in labour or industrial relations, human resources, business or law;
•Minimum of five years of previous experience in human resources within a unionized environment;
•Broad knowledge of a range of labour relations and human resources program design, delivery, assessment, and evaluation methodologies, processes, and practices;
•Strong knowledge and experience with collective agreements and relevant governing legislation, policies, procedures, and processes (human rights, labour, privacy, employment);
•Knowledge of change management, project management and leadership development;
•Proven ability to build and sustain relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
•Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to engage, influence others and build consensus;
•Skilled presenter with advanced facilitation and negotiation skills;
•Sound problem solving and conflict resolution skills;
•Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to work effectively in a small team environment and autonomously;
•Experienced with managing tight deadlines and multiple priorities;
•Ability to exercise sound judgement, tact, and a high degree of confidentiality;
•Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS);
•Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle as some travel between laboratory sites is required.

As a pre-condition of employment, all new EORLA employees will be required to obtain and provide a satisfactory Criminal Records Check dated within six (6) months from the date of issue.

*Mandatory Vaccination Policy*
Per EORLA’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, if you are successful in the selection process, an offer of employment is conditional upon presentation of government issued documentation confirming that you have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine that has been approved in Canada. Any individual who cannot be vaccinated on medical grounds or other grounds recognised by the Human Rights Code can request an accommodation.

Please note that with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s (OHRC) position has been that a singular belief or personal preference against vaccinations and/or masks is not protected on the ground of creed under the Code.

Preferred Qualifications

•Bilingualism [English & French] is highly desirable;
•Master’s degree in labour or industrial relations, human resources, business or law is considered an asset;
•CHRP designation is considered an asset.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA) is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

Application Information

Please submit your online application by 11:59 p.m. EST the day the job posting closes. It is mandatory that you provide a throughly completed application with all the necessary information to help us determine whether you meet the qualifications as outlined on the job posting. Failure to do so will result in your being screened out of the competition. We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.

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