Human Resources Director
Tacoma, WA Human Resources
Job Type

POSITION CLOSES: March 25, 2023

PUYALLUP TRIBAL HEALTH AUTHORITY, located in Tacoma Washington is seeking a full time Human Resource Director.


“It is the mission of the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority to provide quality healthcare and promote wellness in a culturally appropriate manner.”


We offer an outstanding workplace, competitive market based salary, and benefits packages including:

· Monday – Friday schedule

· Medical/Dental/Vision benefits – monthly premiums paid 100% for employees

· 19+ annual paid holidays

· Generous paid sick and vacation accruals

· 401(k) with annual profit sharing

· Life & AD&D insurance coverage

· Employee Assistance Program

· Excellent work/home life balance

GENERAL FUNCTION: Administer a complex HR program for a diverse ambulatory health center serving American Indians and Alaska Natives. Plan, direct, and coordinate PTHA employee related programs, policies, and procedures. Supervise the HR department staff.


  • Responsible for ensuring knowledge of cultural history, customs, and traditions are provided to employees at time of hire and cultural competency training is implemented when applicable.    
  • Develop   and implement a cultural filter into employee recruitment process.
  • Create   an incredible employee experience that is inclusive and performance oriented   from onboarding to ongoing development. 
  • Develop   and maintain staffing, recruiting, and retention plans and procedures to meet   established employment and turnover goals ensuring Native Preference is   followed. 
  • Perform   employee relations activities to advise all levels of employees, resolve   conflicts, and ensure compliance with applicable regulations and policies. 
  • Responsible for ensuring employee benefits,   workers comp, unemployment, onboarding, Credentialing & Privileging   process, COBRA, FML, compensation program, discipline matters, investigations,   and policy and procedures are administered correctly and in compliance with   accreditation and policies.
  • Develop   and implement a training program for all PTHA staff, on a regular ongoing   basis to ensure compliance with PTHA accrediting agencies (e.g. AAAHC, COLA)   as well as PTHA’s policies. 
  • Develop   and manage company-wide performance management programs that reward   excellence and drive continuous, transparent feedback. 
  • Continually   monitor and ensure PTHA’s compliance with Federal and Tribal employment laws   and PTHA’s policies.
  • Responsible for compensation   administration and analysis and maintaining comprehensive files of updated   position descriptions, employee change notices and other related documents. 
  • Responsible   for contract review, including but not limited to: employee contracts, vendor   contracts, and affiliation agreements in collaboration with the Compliance   Department. 
  • Review, update, and implement HR   policies and procedures on an ongoing basis and as needed, ensuring   centralized electronic documentation. 
  • Track   and communicate to executive team regarding tribal, state, and federal   emerging trends, policy and other issues that impact PTHA.
  • This   person may be a part of the Executive Team, and reports to the Executive   Director, and may be assigned other duties as necessary. 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field required.  
  • Minimum ten (10) years’ HR experience required. 
  • Minimum three (3) years HR experience in a healthcare environment.
  • Minimum of four (4) years strong compensation, benefits and generalist experience. 
  • Experience with healthcare accreditation processes (e.g. AAAHC, JCHAO, COLA).
  • HR certification required (SHRM, HRIS, THRP). 
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and regional employment laws and comfort translating to employee policies. 
  • Strong skills in project management with a high level of organization and strong attention to detail.