Human Resources Assistant Brings Support and Commitment to his Role
Nick started his career with Gritman Medical Center as a Clerical Assistant in the Human Resources Department and shortly thereafter was promoted to Human Resources Assistant, a role he has been in for nearly two years.
He helps in several areas of the department through his role, from transitioning paper documents into an online database for better accessibility to answering a broad range of employee questions. Among those responsibilities, Nick helps to answer questions pertaining to building badge access, our payroll software, scheduling benefit enrollments, 401K, pay inquiries, employment verifications, and much more.
“I also lead new hire orientation once a month, work on special projects such as HR audits, and help to implement new processes that improve the efficiency of what we do regarding internal processes within our organization,” he said. “Every day is a little different, and I never fully know what to expect when I get to work — and that keeps it exciting.”
Nick likes that he has the opportunity to interact with a variety of employees on a multitude of different tasks. “I enjoy being able to support the people who are improving the health of the people in our communities. I work (in some capacity) with every single employee at Gritman Medical Center. Whether it is leading them through their new hire orientation, collaborating with them for our presence in community events, filing certifications and licensure behind the scenes, verifying employment for a home loan, or helping someone reset their pesky password on UKG (our payroll software),” Nick said. “I like that the work I do extends through every department, every clinic, every leader, and every employee here at Gritman Medical Center. It’s the ability to make a difference, be involved, and to influence change.”
Gritman’s culture of accountability and work ethic, combined with employee recognition through fun events like our annual banquet, are what Nick loves about working at our organization. He describes his fellow HR co-workers as fun, hilarious, kind, and supportive. “They always have my back, and I always know that I can count on them,” he said.
Earlier this summer, through the help of Gritman Medical Center, Nick became a Society of Human Resources Management-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). “This globally recognized certification (and 4-hour long exam) demonstrates my competency in the field of Human Resources, and my ability to apply my knowledge in HR best practices to real life situations right here in our local medical center,” he said.
Nick does all this while also studying at the University of Idaho. He is planning to graduate in the spring of 2025 with a degree in business administration human resources and management, with an emphasis on small business and entrepreneurship, and a minor in psychology.
Outside of studying for school and working, Nick enjoys spending time with his puppy and traveling both in the U.S. and internationally.
Thank you, Nick, for your passion and commitment to Gritman Medical Center and our Human Resources Department!