Human Resources Specialist

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Hello, We Are ruralMED!

Join our mission of supporting rural healthcare through collaboration focused on strategically tailored services, effective leadership, and industry-specific expertise.

When you join our team as our Human Resources Specialist, you will make a huge impact while supporting and growing our team! Your ability to build relationships, effectively communicate, and problem-solve with a solution-based mindset will ensure we have the tools and resources to support the human resource-related needs of our teams. Utilizing your knowledge and detailed orientation, communication, and collaboration skills, you will recruit, onboard, and train our future teammates!

How This Role Makes an Impact:

  • Utilizing your knowledge and skill set, you will experience the rewarding satisfaction of welcoming and guiding new hires as they start their journey as a ruralMED go-to expert!
  • You will work alongside and support a team of dedicated and driven experts who are passionate about helping each other to be the best at supporting rural healthcare.
  • Applying your problem-solving and critical thinking skills, you will be empowered to take ownership and to think outside of the box to develop processes and workflows that continue to further enhance our efficiency and impact.
  • You will play a direct role in being a go-to resource for our team and clients to receive the highest quality of services.

What It’s Like Working at ruralMED:

  • Our elite and highly skilled team is driven by delivering top-notch results and supporting each other to reach a new level of excellence while making a positive impact on our clients and rural healthcare.
  • Discover flexibility and autonomy with a company that understands the true value and benefits of work-life balance.
  • Personal and professional growth opportunities are encouraged, and employee engagement is not just a measurement, it is a valuable tool for achieving brilliance.
  • Our core values are not only motivational, but they are also the standard for how we conduct and take pride in our work.
    • It Begins With You: Own it.
    • Pave the Way. Never Settle.
    • Be Thoughtful. Be Transparent. Be Extraordinary.
    • Work Fearlessly. Celebrate the Wins.
    • Capitalize Our Strengths. Achieve Excellence.

How to Succeed in this Role:

  • Excellent Communication, Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, Negotiation, Organization, and People skills.
  • Possess 2 or more years of Human Resources experience (preferred).
  • Hold a two or four-year degree in Human Resources or a related discipline is preferred.
  • Strong collaboration and adaptation skills.
  • Ability to take direction and work independently.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced atmosphere and be able to flex and adjust to the highest priorities.
  • Character Traits: Highly Motivated, Tech-Savvy, Achiever, Positive, Genuine, Driven, Self-Disciplined, Knowledge-Seeking, Responsible, Adaptive, Detail Oriented, Solution-Based, Professional.

Stand Out and Get Bonus Points!

  • Possess advanced skills and talents with one or more Microsoft Office programs.
  • Innate ability to quickly pick up and learn new technology systems and platforms.
  • Energized by challenges and face them with a determined and open mindset.

Hybrid Schedule Option

This position qualifies for a Hybrid schedule where, if desired, the employee will split time between working out of our Holdrege, NE office and working remotely.

Title: Human Resources Specialist

Department: Administration

Reports To: Human Resources Director / In-House Counsel

Supervises: None

Status: Full-Time (Non-Exempt)

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Human Resources Director, the Human Resources Specialist will administer recruitment, orientation, training and performance evaluation programs at ruralMED Management Resources. Compliance with rules and regulations of all applicable federal, state and local laws as well as ruralMED policies is a condition of employment.


Education and/or Experience:

• Two or four-year degree in Human Resources or related discipline preferred.
• Minimum of two years human resources experience preferred.

General Requirements/Job Duties:

Incumbent must have the skills, ability and judgment to perform the following essential job duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation:

  1. Collaborates with leaders, marketing and Human Resources Director to recruit, interview and hire needed staff.
    1. Develops and implements programs and procedures to optimally support new team members during their initial 90 days including onboarding and orientation.
  2. Assists in and serves as a back-up for payroll processing.
  3. Manages new hire and annual re-education process.
  4. Collaborates with leaders to develop role-specific orientation, ongoing training and competency evaluation.
  5. Collaborates with leaders to manage the performance evaluation process and make recommendations regarding process improvement.
  6. Responsible for the maintenance of all employee information on Human Resources systems. Enters new hire and termination information and employee changes.
  7. Creates reports as needed to support the needs of administration.
  8. Provides research and assistance in the development of employment-related forms and procedures to maximize accuracy and efficiency.
  9. Supports the leaves of absence process and prepares related documents/correspondence.
  10. Prepares employee separation and other sensitive documentation.
  11. Assists in the administration of company-sponsored benefit programs. Collaborates with Human Resources Director and benefits representatives to educate employees about the company’s benefits program and enroll eligible employees in these plans/programs.
  12. Responsible for the maintenance of HR and Benefits files.
  13. Assists in investigation and management of employee relations issues (terminations, performance and leave issues).
  14. Provides support and guidance to leaders and employees on the full range of HR policies and practices including performance management and disciplinary process.
  15. Performs prompt, comprehensive and fair investigations and prepares accurate written reports of findings.
  16. Participates in annual review/update of the Employee Handbook to reflect current workplace policies and procedures.
  17. Assists in developing and implementing progressive programs and processes that promote employee welfare and position ruralMED as the employer of choice.
  18. Performs other duties as assigned.


• Will have access to primary work location 24 hours a day.
• Will have access to confidential information abiding by the organizations' privacy policies and regulations concerning this information.

Equipment Used:

• General office equipment to include: fax, copier, computer, printer, etc…
• Telephone

Patient Age Groups Served:


Essential Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.