Nurse Manager Hospital at Home
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
The Nurse Manager, Hospital at Home (NMHH), will be spearheading Harris Health System's vision to lead the way in delivering care outside of the boundaries of a traditional hospital. This role will be accountable for all operational, human resource, quality, and financial management aspects of the Hospital at Home program. The NMHH will work collaboratively with the Medical Director, Hospital at Home, in the implementation of plans and policies in adherence to standards of the program. The position will be accountable for planning, implementing, evaluating and communicating all phases of patient care within the program. A project management, process improvement, and organizational skillset will be vital to this role, as the NMHH will be creating and monitoring all operational workflows for the program.
The NMHH also provides direct and high quality patient care to the patient population within the framework of the Hospital at Home program. This role will be responsible for all clinical functions and will also provide direct, bedside care in patients' homes, that will include, but are not limited to, the following responsibilities: observe and record patient behavior, perform physical examinations and diagnostic tests, counsel and educate patients and their families on treatment plans, administer medication, change wound dressings and care for other treatment options, and consult with supervisors and doctors to decide on the best treatment plan for patients. The NMHH is responsible for facilitating an environment that supports professional nursing practice and empowers nurses to provide safe, effective, compassionate, and efficient, patient-focused nursing care.
a) Masters: Master of Science in Nursing from an Accredited Nursing Program, Healthcare Administration, Business Administration or Public Administration required
Licenses & Certification:
a) Registered Nursing: State of TX
b) CCM or ACM or other clinical, nursing-related certification : Specialty Nursing Certification
c) Texas Driver License
d) Basic Life Support: From an American Heart Association or Red Cross Program
a) 5 Years of Experience: Complex healthcare environment including the acute care setting; case management experience also preferred
a) 1 Year of Experience: Healthcare Leadership or Charge Nurse experience
a) Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
b) Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
c) Writing/ Correspondence
d) Writing/ Reports
a) Bilingual Skills (Preferred)
b) Spanish (Preferred)
a) MS Word
b) MS PowerPoint
c) MS Excel
d) MS Outlook
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:
b) Dictation/ Transcription
d) Medical Terms
e) On Call
Other Special Requirements
Equipment Operated: Vehicle, standard office equipment, clinical equipment as appropriate