Job Description


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

Job Summary

The Nurse Manager is accountable for the operational, human resource, quality, and financial management of assigned nursing specialty area(s)/programs. This manager works with the administrative director to translate pavilion and department strategic plans and policies into a plan suitable to the unique operational needs. The nurse manager leads implementation and evaluation of the plan and provides reports relevant to achievement of goals. As Applicable, the nurse manager is accountable for assuring the Harris Health System Nursing Professional Practice Model (NPPM) is implemented and targeted outcomes achieved on assigned area(s)/program. The nurse manager provides oversight to ensure 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 NPM is responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that cultivates exemplary patient care.
As a member of the nursing leadership team, the nurse manager establishes 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. The nurse manager ensures compliance with standards established by professional nursing organizations; national, state, and local regulatory agencies; and institutional policies and procedures. The nurse manager is accountable for nursing practice that upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior. The nurse manager mentors others, role models professionalism, and participates in activities such as nursing organizations, nursing research, and within the community. The nurse manager has the authority to make all operational decisions related to the program, in collaboration with the ADON.

The nurse manager of the Maternal Substance Use and Outreach program must implement the maternal opioid misuse (MOM) project and must have a strong knowledge base of the project including responsibility for the day-to-day management of the MOM program. The nurse manager develops, manages and evaluates budgets, reports, presentations, quality improvement, educational development and community outreach. He/she ensures that project requests are properly documented, obtains management approval and ensures that all project updates are maintained. The nurse manager maintains productive and harmonious working relationships with executives, physicians, management and associates of all departments across the organization and with external business partners. The nurse manager of the Maternal Substance Use and Outreach program develops, maintains and evaluates document forms and templates such as presentation decks, meeting minutes, reports, and project plans, ensuring the latest versions are available for use by resources managing projects. The nurse manager facilitates all work group meetings including composing agendas, meeting minutes and meeting notifications and maintains the judicious coordination of all program deliverables
The nurse manager of the Maternal Substance Use and Outreach program develops maternal opioid misuse awareness education and consultation to individuals both within and outside the organization. He/she promotes professional development of staff while contributing to the development and delivery of educational programs and activities related to the MOM initiatives and performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

a) Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing or related field required.
b) Master of Science in Nursing: Master's degree in Nursing or related field is preferred. Holds at least one (1) of the following in Nursing: Bachelors, Masters, or
Doctoral degree. (Preferred)

Licenses & Certifications:
a) Certificate: Certification in either administration or clinical specialty to be completed within two (2) years, if not held at the time of appointment.
b) Basic Life Support: from a hospital-based American
Heart Association (AHA) or Red Cross approved program.
c) Registered Nurse: Licensed to practice as RN in the state of TX.

Work Experience:
Three (3) Years Work Experience: in a perinatal setting.

Management Experience:
a) One (1) Year of Management Experience: related management/leadership experience is required.

Communication Skills:
a) Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
b) Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
c) Writing/Correspondence
d) Writing/ Reports

Proficiencies: MS Word, P.C.

Job Attributes

a) Analytical Abilities
b) Design Knowledge and Skills
c) Medical Terminology Knowledge
d) Research Knowledge and Abilities
e) Statistical Knowledge and Abilities

Work Schedule:
a) Flexible
b) Travel
c) Weekends
d) Holidays
e) On-Call
f) Eligible for Telecommute

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