Director of Nursing - Ben Taub Hospital - Critical Care Nursing
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.
Work with the administrative director to translate pavilion and department strategic plans and policies into a unit plan suitable to the unique operational needs. Lead implementation and evaluation of the unit plan and provide reports relevant to the achievement of goals. Assure the HCHD Nursing Professional Practice Model (NPPM) is implemented and targeted outcomes achieved on assigned units. Provide oversight to ensure unit level care delivery, quality management, and staff utilization patterns are congruent with NPPM framework. Facilitate actualization of shared governance and practice level advancement of unit personnel. Make operational and human resource decisions relevant to assigned unit(s) that are consistent with district, nursing, and departmental policies, standards, and other Chief Nursing Office and Nurse Executive Council approved guidelines. Participate in budget preparation and monitor annual budget for the unit to achieve effective financial performance. Create and maintain an environment that cultivates exemplary patient care. Establish a setting that supports professional nursing practice and empowers nurses to provide safe, effective, compassionate, and efficient nursing care in collaboration with all health care disciplines. Ensure compliance with standards established by professional nursing organizations; national, state, and local regulatory agencies; and institutional policies and procedures. Uphold high standards of integrity and ethical behavior for nursing practice. Mentor others, serve as a role model of nursing professionalism, and participate in activities such as nursing organizations, nursing research, and the community.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Master's Degree in Nursing or related field.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Three (3) years of experience as a Registered Nurse in the ICU or a related clinical practice area and two (2) years of related management or leadership experience in critical care. Employer will accept RN experience obtained prior to the bachelor's degree and prior to the master's degree in nursing or related field.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing or related field. Current nursing license or valid permit to practice professional nursing in Texas; Professional Certification in Administration or able to obtain within two (2) years of job offer.
Benefits and EEOC
Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.