Hospital Supervisor (Nursing)- Ben Taub Hospital
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 two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.
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 hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
The Hospital Supervisor (Nursing) is accountable for the hospital wide administrative, operational, human resource, and patient safety management on off-shifts and holidays. This supervisor works closely with hospital leadership and serves as the onsite administrative resource on assigned shifts. The Hospital Supervisor provides oversight to ensure that care delivery, quality management, and staff utilization patterns are congruent with HCHD policies, guidelines, and standards. The Hospital Supervisor has the authority to make all operational and human resource decisions relevant to his or her assigned shift as long as the decisions are consistent with district and departmental policies, standards, and other approved guidelines. The Hospital Supervisor maintains open communication with Pavilion leadership and other disciplines concerning operations and actual or potential problems; engaging Executive Administrative and departmental leadership as needed, to assure appropriate communication regarding Pavilion operations.
The Hospital Supervisor is responsible for facilitating an environment that cultivates exemplary patient care. As a member of the hospital's leadership team, this supervisor establishes a setting that supports professional practice and empowers staff to provide safe, effective, compassionate, and efficient care in collaboration with all health care disciplines. The Hospital Supervisor ensures compliance with standards established by professional organizations; national, state, and local regulatory agencies; and institutional policies and procedures. The Hospital Supervisor is accountable for operations that uphold high standards of integrity and ethical behavior. The Hospital Supervisor mentors others and role models professionalism.
Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Bachelors degree in Nursing or related field required. Masters degree in Nursing or related field is preferred. Holds at least one (1) of the following in Nursing: Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree.
Masters Degree is preferred.
Applicable professional certification in administration is to be completed within two (2) years, if not held at the time of appointment.
Current RN license or valid permit to practice professional nursing in Texas.
Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
Work Experience: Five (5) years clinical experience plus three (3) management/leadership experience.
Management Experience: Three (3) years management/leadership experience is required.
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Analytical, PC, Medical Terms
Weekends, Holidays, Flexible