Human Resources Generalist I – Human Resources | Full-Time

Jena Knowles

Position Summary

The Human Resources Generalist (HRG) is a direct report and support to the Human Resources Director (HRD), responsible for the daily functions and maintenance of the Human Resources Department.  The HRG supports, offers guidance, collaborates and coordinates with Team Members of the District, ensuring Team Member HR needs are addressed. Helps management team with their HR responsibilities and maintains accountability for manager compliance in HR functions.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Collaborates, communicates and offers support to the Human Resources Director (HRD) on goals, tasks, and department/team/District needs.
  • Ensures all forms of communication such as emails, voicemails and team member needs are responded to in a timely manner; appointments and meetings are scheduled and maintained with appropriate time management.
  • Ensures accurate and thorough data entry, HRIS management, and paperwork for all assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Ensures compliance with personnel records, certifications/licensures for professionals, and all regulated reporting needs.
  • Improves upon and conducts new team member onboarding and orientation to include reviewing the BMHD employee handbook, policies/practices, resources, safety, benefits, direct reporting, time and attendance, and review/clarification of team member job descriptions. Collaborates with other team members involved.
  • Collaborates with the HRD, supervisors and team members on Leave of Absence eligibility and management.
  • May attend and participate in Team Member disciplinary meetings, investigations, or terminations.
  • Maintains personnel records in accordance with Federal and Oregon regulations and BMHD policies.
  • Maintains employee confidentiality at all times unless law prohibits.
  • Manages Workers’ Compensation details for Employee Injuries, collaborating with injured team member, SAIF, supervisors, HRD and Safety Officer for improved safety or reduced employee injury processes; as well as assigning modified work to injured employee and managing details therein.
  • May assist in Payroll functions or duties.
  • Manages Education software for tracking of compliance and continued education transcripts; assigning new hire compliance and annual compliance training after collaboration with Compliance Officer and HRD.
  • Maintains healthy relationships with managers to better understand the needs of their departments.
  • Responsible for the job posting and advertisement processes.
  • Screens applications and selects qualified candidates.
  • Schedules interviews; oversees preparation of interview questions and other hiring and selection materials.
  • Assists with the interview process, attending and conducting interviews with managers, directors, and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinates the schedule, activities, and accommodations for all candidate visits. Provide a welcoming and informative visit, focusing on the needs of the candidate and their family members.
  • Prepares and presents a formal offer letter to successful candidates.
  • Establishes contact with potential candidates to keep them apprised of job opportunities with the district.
  • Keeps up to date on all trends and potential shortages in healthcare fields
  • Attends and participates in college job fairs and recruiting sessions.
  • Follows all safety rules and procedures for work areas.
  • Maintains proficiency by attending trainings and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the facility’s history, mission, services and organizational structure.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Maintains self-motivation and sustains a high level of momentum.
  • Able to successfully prioritize when faced with requests, demands and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of customer service concepts.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented and able to perform accurate and thorough recordkeeping.
  • Computer and data entry proficiency related to job related software and job duties.
  • Human Resources Management (all departments).
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, in a fast-paced production-oriented environment.
  • Expresses excellent judgment, discretion and decision making abilities.
  • Maintains a sensitive, fair and impartial approach when dealing with employees.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
  • Ability to prioritize, highly organized.
  • Knowledge of relevant federal, state and local registration relating to Human Resources, i.e., Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Affirmative Action, ADA, FMLA, Wage and Hour and Workers’ Compensation.

Education, Experience & Certification/Licensure


  • Associate’s Degree pertaining to Human Resources or Business Administration OR equivalent years of experience performing these essential functions and responsibilities.


  • Bachelor’s Degree pertaining to Human Resources or Business Administration.
  • 2-4 years of Human Resources generalist experience, preferably in Healthcare/Hospital setting or related experience.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP and/or PHR credentials

For More Information, Contact

Holly Thompson, Human Resources | 541-575-3820

Why Blue Mountain Hospital District & Grant County?

The Blue Mountain Hospital District (BMHD) is located in Grant County, Oregon, at the heart of the John Day River, in beautiful, rural, Eastern Oregon.  Our District is comprised of a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Family & Rural Medicine Clinic, Home Health and Hospice, Emergency Medical Services, an Intermediate Care Center and all of the supporting ancillary departments necessary to care for the health and wellness of our community.

Our District spans from John Day to Prairie City, nestled in a valley surrounded by the Blue Mountains.  The Strawberry Mountain Range and John Day River Valley offers a variety of outdoor activities, from abundant hiking/mountain biking/horse riding trails, to high and low lakes and ponds.  Our area is known to be a “go to” place not just for recreation, but also for big game hunting and fishing!

Join our family-like team and settle into a lifestyle that is hard to beat!

For more information on our area, visit our Grant County Chamber of Commerce and Discover John Day pages at: and