Job Description

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

Collaborates with the Nurse Manger to enhance the quality of care, improve staff performance and mentor the nursing staff while supervising the day-to-day activities of the assigned area.   Provides leadership to ensure the smooth operation for the area.  Enhances the interdisciplinary and interdepartmental relationships within the area, services and hospital or clinic.

Minimum Qualifications
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) with a BSN or MSN Plan

Work Experience (Years and Area): 2 years clinical in area of responsibility

Management Experience (Years and Area): Charge nurse or leadership experience in area of responsibility preferred

Equipment Operated: Minor and Major equipment specific to the area

Special Requirements
Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract), Writing /Composing   (Correspondence /  Reports )

Other Skills: Analytical, Mathematics, Medical Terms, Research, P.C., Word Processing

Work Schedule:   Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Overtime

Application Instructions

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