Ambulatory Care Nurse Manager
Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.
Skills / Requirements
The Ambulatory Care Nurse Manager (ACNM) is accountable for the operational management and care delivery of one or more clinic/area, and for the human resource, quality, and financial management of the assigned clinic(s)/area(s). This manager works with the unit/clinic leadership team in the implementation of plans and policies and adherence to standards of the clinic/area. The ACNM assists with evaluation and reports relevant to achievement of goals. The ACNM is accountable for coaching nursing personnel in implementing specific Nursing Professional Practice Model (NPPM) guided practices and facilitates achievement of targeted outcomes on the assigned clinic(s)/area(s). The ACNM provides oversight to ensure area care delivery, quality management, and staff utilization patterns are congruent with NPPM framework. In addition, this manager facilitates actualization of shared governance and practice level advancement of area personnel. The ACNM has the authority to make operational and human resources decisions relevant to his/her assigned unit, as long as decisions are consistent with system and nursing department policies, standards, and other Chief Nursing Officer and Nurse Executive Council approved guidelines.
The ACNM is responsible for facilitating an environment that supports professional nursing practice and empowers nurses to provide safe, effective, compassionate, and efficient nursing care in collaboration with all health care disciplines. The ACNM ensures compliance with standards established by professional nursing organizations; national, state, and local regulatory agencies; and institutional policies and procedures. The ACNM is accountable for nursing practice that upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior. The ACNM mentors others, role models professionalism, and participates in nursing organizations and research.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a bachelor's degree in nursing required. Master's degree in nursing or related field preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Licensed to practice nursing in the State of Texas. Certification in a nursing specialty and/or nursing administration is required within 2 years of appointment. Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
Other certificates as required by unit/service.
Work Experience: Two (2) years clinical experience.
Management Experience: One (1) year of management or supervisory experience in an appropriate clinical area
Equipment Operated: Personal computer, calculator, fax, copier.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing /Composing Correspondence, Writing /Composing Reports
Language(s): Bilingual Skills Spanish Required.
Other Skills: Analytical, Medical Terms, Mathematics, PC, MS Word
Work Schedule: Flexible
Other Requirements: 24 hour accountability for area (s).