Talent Acquisition Specialist – Nursing & AP – Farmington, CT

The Talent Acquisition Specialist at UConn Health is responsible for the execution of full life cycle recruiting activities, as well as managing the candidate experience. This role will have full talent acquisition responsibility for the Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Provider segments at UConn Health’s John Dempsey Hospital. Additional segments may be assigned.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary structure
  • Industry leading, affordable access to health benefits – plans with no high deductibles available
  • Choice of a pension retirement plan or high-match standard retirement option
  • Tuition waivers and reimbursements for self and qualified dependents
  • Easy access to I-84, Rte 9 and surrounding Greater Hartford communities
  • Organizational culture focused on diversity and inclusion, innovation and patient experience
  • State of the art, award winning campus environment…and more

Full time MONDAY – FRIDAY, flexibility to work one of the following shifts: 7:30-4p (30 min lunch), 7:30-4:30p (60 min lunch), 8a-4:30p (30 min lunch), 8a-5p (60 minute lunch)

Negotiable based on experience and expertise

Reporting Relationship:

Reports to Director of Talent Acquisition

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops fully integrated recruitment plan based on department needs and service agreements.

  • Executes recruitment plan by aggressively recruiting for well-qualified candidates from a variety of sources, managing selection process to include interviewing, assessing candidates, screening, and recommending finalists, and filling the staffing needs within the defined service and performance criteria.

  • Advises hiring managers regarding orientation, benefits, compensation and payroll; provides basic benefits information to hiring managers and candidates.

  • Trains departmental hiring managers on recruitment processes and interviewing techniques.

  • Develops and reviews diversity plan with focused recruitment strategies.

  • Ensures compliance with collective bargaining agreements regarding job posting and selection of internal candidates.

  • Establishes, cultivates and maintains ongoing relationships with hiring managers in order to understand the department and its recruitment needs.

  • Collaborates with the HR Consultants and other staff in the creation, development, and maintenance of retention strategies in specific job areas.

  • Participates in and promotes UConn Health at a variety of recruitment functions such as job fairs, university and college career days, and career events targeted for special populations.

  • Collects and analyzes data on demographics and hiring activity for use in designing recruitment plans.

  • Participates in exit interviews and recall rights process.

  • Remains current on union contracts, federal, state and local employment laws and applies knowledge appropriately in day to day work.

  • Works with employees to identify appropriate career paths.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Requirement:

  • Knowledge of full lifecycle recruitment process.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of laws, acts and regulations associated with employment laws and their application to recruitment processes and transactions.

  • Basic knowledge of labor unions, and human resource functional areas

  • Ability to deliver high levels of customer service when dealing with positions that require multiple months to fill.

  • Strong communication skills needed for challenges associated with key critical positions.

  • Ability to cold-call, network and design long term sourcing plans.

Qualification/Experience & Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; or equivalent knowledge and skills obtained through a combination of education, training and experience.

  • Three (3) years recruiting experience within a healthcare organization or a placement firm specializing in healthcare recruitment

  • Experience recruiting for critical, hard to fill positions across a variety of clinical and operational support areas required.

  • Experience using various sourcing techniques

Special Experience:

  • Experience with recruitment of acute care Registered Nurses and/or Advance Practice Providers (APRNs, PAs, CRNAs etc), especially in high volume.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience using proactive recruiting networks and tools, including LinkedIn Recruiter

  • Previous experience working in a role under recruiting metrics and analytics

*Resume must be included for consideration*

Why UConn Health

UConn Health is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center that is entering an era of unprecedented growth in all three areas of its mission: academics, research, and clinical care. A commitment to human health and well-being has been of utmost importance to UConn Health since the founding of the University of Connecticut schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine in 1961. Based on a strong foundation of groundbreaking research, first-rate education, and quality clinical care, we have expanded our medical missions over the decades. In just over 50 years, UConn Health has evolved to encompass more research endeavors, to provide more ways to access our superior care, and to innovate both practical medicine and our methods of educating the practitioners of tomorrow.


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