Director, HR Business Partner



People & HR, Sales & Business Development
Virginia, USA · McLean, VA, USA · United States
Posted on Sunday, June 23, 2024

More Lives, Better Lived® As the largest and leading value-based kidney care company, Somatus is empowering patients across the country living with chronic kidney disease to experience more days out of the hospital and healthier at home.

It takes a village of passionate and tenacious innovators to revolutionize an industry and support individuals living with a chronic disease to fulfill our purpose of creating More Lives, Better Lived. Does this sound like you?

Showing Up Somatus Strong

We foster an inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration and innovation at every level. Our values bring our mission to life and serve as the DNA for every decision we make:

· Authenticity: We believe in real dialogue. In any interaction, with patients, partners, vendors, or our teammates, we are true to who we are, say what we mean, and mean what we say.

· Collaboration: We appreciate what every person at Somatus brings to the table and believe that together we can do and achieve more.

· Empowerment: We make sure every voice gets heard and all ideas are considered, especially when it comes to our patients’ lives or our partners’ best interests.

· Innovation: We relentlessly look for ways to improve upon the status quo to continuously deliver new solutions.

· Tenacity: We see challenges as opportunities for growth and improvement — especially when new solutions will make a difference for our patients and partners.

Showing Up for You

We offer more than 25 Health, Growth, and Wealth Work Perks to help teammates learn, grow, and be the best version of themselves, including:

· Subsidized, personal healthcare coverage (medical, dental vision)

· Flexible PTO

· Professional Development, CEU, and Tuition Reimbursement

· Curated Wellness Benefits supporting teammates physical and mental well-being

· Community engagement opportunities

· And more!

About the Role

Director, Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP)

Somatus, the leader in value-based kidney care, is looking for a mission-driven Human Resources Business Partner with extensive HR experience in healthcare. The HRBP serves as an HR subject matter expert and trusted advisor to our leaders and care teams which include but are not limited to nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, community health workers, and physicians.

This role requires a on site schedule to our office in Mclean VA.


  • Build relationships with senior business leaders to provide thought leadership on organizational and people-related strategies.
  • Promptly handle all employee relations matters and maintain detailed documentation and records.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements (federal, state and local) related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required.
  • Partner with business leaders to build engaged, high-performing teams.
  • Consult and advise leaders through employee engagement, compensation and promotions, HR policies, change management, and other initiatives.
  • Identify and address critical organizational and people issues and remove barriers impeding the business's success.
  • Proactively assess team and manager development needs, make recommendations, and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Identify training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs.
  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to people managers (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions)
  • Partner with Talent & Org Development and assigned client groups to roll out all key people processes (performance management, compensation, benefits, development programs, etc).
  • Provide meaningful data reporting and insights and create solutions, based on business needs.
  • Consult and advise on succession planning, talent reviews and driving the annual merit planning cycle.
  • Support growth and organizational changes by partnering with business leaders and talent acquisition to develop job descriptions.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 10+ years of progressive HR experience or equivalent relevant work experience, and strong business acumen.
  • Field HR experience.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience in organizational development, change management, engagement and retention strategies, and employee communications.
  • Strong experience objectively coaching employees and managing through complex and difficult issues.


  • Master’s or advanced degree
  • Strong project management experience
  • Experience coaching, counseling, and supporting teammates, managers and leaders within the healthcare industry.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, problem-solving and decision-making skills, and ability to handle sensitive situations/documentation.
  • Ability to be both strategic and tactical.
  • Strong team player with solid collaboration skills.
  • Knowledge of employment laws such as ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, and other federal and state laws covering discrimination and equal opportunity employment.
  • Ability to influence without authority across business stakeholders and at all levels of the organization.
  • Proven ability to use judgment, creativity, and technical knowledge to obtain and recommend solutions.
  • The ability to adapt nimbly and lead others through complex situations in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills; proven ability to deliver on commitments.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel and PowerPoint) and experience with HR systems and applications.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Our priority is the health and safety of our members, colleagues, partners, and community. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodations consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company. All requests for proof of vaccination or for exemptions from the vaccination requirement will be subject to any limitations stipulated by current state and/or federal laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Somatus, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated