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Regional Director Human Resources - Behavioral Health more...
Location:King Of Prussia, PA
Company:UHS Corporate Office
First posted:January 16, 2021


One of the nation’s largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, our annual revenues were $11.4 billion in 2019. In 2020, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; in 2019, ranked #293 on the Fortune 500; and in 2017, listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 90,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 328 behavioral health facilities, 42 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 37 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. For additional information on the Company, visit our web site: (please use the apply button below).


Universal Health Services corporate office is currently seeking a dynamic Human Resources leader with a proven track record providing HR leadership, direction, and technical expertise in a variety of HR areas including but not limited to HR strategy, talent acquisition process, employee retention, organizational change, employee relations, regulatory compliance, compensation, wage and hour, etc.    Provides HR coverage for the C-Suite employees located within assigned BH Facility(s).    Functions as an HR generalist and oversees key organizational processes, including but not limited to: development and interpretation of HR policies and Employee Handbooks, partner with Company labor relations department, assists with Corporate Legal with external complaints (e.g., EEOC, State Civil Rights, OSHA, and NLRB position statements, etc.), trending employee relations data, development and presentation of HR competency training programs, conducting regular site visits, HRD orientation, and other training programs, etc. Provides regular support to Corporate Director, Human Resources with special project assignments.


The Regional Director is assigned to select region (i.e., East, South, Central, or West), which typically is comprised of up to 45 Behavioral Health Facilities and their leadership teams (e.g., Facility HR Directors, CEOs/C-Suite, and RVPs).




  • Oversees and participates in the delivery of HR services to align Facility HR with Facility/Company business needs.
  • Advises the Facility HRD and Market HRD regarding the Facility’s talent management and employee retention strategies.
  • Uses strong critical thinking, analytical skills, and good judgment to influence the behavior/performance of the Facility HRD and CEO (and Market HRD).
  • Analyzes and interprets sensitive internal and external ER activities, including assigned Corporate Compliance matters.
  • Consolidates reports and consults with Facility on quarterly START metrics.
  • Directs the HR guidance to Facility HRDs, Market HRD, CEOs, and RVPs regarding a variety of HR-related topics, including HR policies, practices, and emerging trends.
  • Partners with Facility HR and Corporate Compensation team in designing, implementing, and administering competitive pay programs as well as monitoring internal equity issues.
  • Manages Corporate appeal process for internal disputes pursuant to Dispute Resolution policy.
  • Designs and implements competency training programs for HRDs based upon metrics and needs, including consulting with CEOs and RVPs to identify training needs for HRDs
  • Conducts periodic needs assessment to align corporate HR priorities with Hospital business needs.
  • Consults with Facility HRDs to identify training needs and/or competency gaps for staff.
  • Conducts second interviews for Facility HRD positions and first interviews for Market HRDs.
  • Conducts exit surveys for C-suite employees, analyzes results, and identifies trends.
  • Conducts HR Review/audits at Facility, identifies compliance issues, and constructs action plans with CEO and/or RVP.
  • Develops and interprets HR policy and Employee Handbooks.
  • Designs orientation modules and orients newly hired HRDs.
  • Oversees select vendor relationships for HR.
  • Consults on special Corporate Human Resource projects (e.g., m3, ARC, etc.).
  • Develops and executes integration plans for newly acquired facilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned/required.


• 8 to 10 years of professional HR experience, preferably in an acute or behavioral healthcare setting.
• 2 to 3 years prior work experience in an HR management capacity.
• HR consulting experience with multi-site and multi-state locations.
• Able to work collaboratively and effectively with the field to achieve good outcomes.
• Must be responsive in managing issues that require timely management/oversight.
• Must have prior experience managing high volume full cycle recruitment process.
• Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local employment laws.
• Knowledge of labor relations and union avoidance tactics.
• Must be resourceful and flexible to meet the ever-changing business needs of the Company.
• Must maintain sensitive employee information as confidential.
• Must have general knowledge of compensation practices and, also, knowledge of federal and state wage and hour laws.
• Must have knowledge of HRIS systems (e.g., Lawson, HR Smart, RAS reporting, etc.).
• Knowledge of Microsoft office (e.g., Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.), etc.

Education Requirement:
• A Master’s degree from a fully accredited college/university is highly preferred.
• A professional certification (or equivalent) is highly preferred.
• Must have strong HR generalist background to assist Director with special projects assignments (e.g., to facilitate field HR operational efficiency, competency development for field HRDs, etc.).


This opportunity offers the following:


  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
  • * Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401k plan with company matc
  • Generous Paid Time Off

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.


*UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.


EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.



At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries.  We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: (please use the apply button below) 1-800-852-3449.

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