Ambulatory Care Nurse Manager
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
Manage one or more defined areas of nursing services through which assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care are provided. Allocate available resources to promote efficient, effective, safe, and compassionate nursing care based on current standards of practice. Coordinate activities between defined areas and provide clinical and administrative leadership and expertise. Accountable for the environment in which clinical nursing is practiced such that recruitment and retention of nurses is enhanced. Responsible for the implementation of the mission, vision, values and standards of the organization and nursing services within their defined area of responsibility.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a bachelor‘s degree in nursing required. Current, valid registration to practice in the State of Texas is required. Master‘s degree in nursing or related field preferred. Certification in a nursing specialty and/or nursing administration is required within 2 years of appointment.
2 years clinical experience
1 year of management or supervisory experience in an appropriate clinical area
Personal computer, calculator, fax, copier.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (e.g. Public Speaking), Preferred Languages: Spanish, Writing /Composing, (Correspondence/Reports)
Other Skills: Analytica, Mathematics, Medical Terms, P.C., Word Processing
Work Schedule: Flexible
Other Requirements: 24 hour accountability for area(s)