Job Description

At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Skills / Requirements


The Nurse Manager (NM) is accountable for the operational management and care delivery of one or more clinics/units, and for the human resource, quality, and financial management of the assigned clinic(s)/unit(s). This manager works with the unit/clinic leadership team in the implementation of plans and policies and adherence to standards of the clinic/area. The NM assists with evaluation and reports relevant to achievement of goals. The NM is accountable for coaching nursing personnel in implementing specific Nursing Professional Practice Model (NPPM) guided practices and facilitates achievement of targeted outcomes on the assigned clinic(s)/area(s). The NM provides oversight to ensure area 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 NM has the authority to make operational and human resources decisions relevant to his/her assigned unit, as long as decisions are consistent with system and nursing department policies, standards, and other Chief Nursing Officer and Nurse Executive Council approved guidelines.

The NM is responsible for facilitating an environment 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 NM ensures compliance with standards established by professional nursing organizations; national, state, and local regulatory agencies; and institutional policies and procedures. The NM is accountable for nursing practice that upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior. The NM mentors others, role models professionalism, and participates in nursing organizations and research.


1. Education/Licensure/Specialized Training:

a. Education:  Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a bachelor's degree in nursing required.  Master's degree in nursing or related field preferred. 

b.  Licensure/Certification:

Licensed to practice nursing in the State of Texas.

Certification in a nursing specialty and/or nursing administration is required within 2 years of appointment.

Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.

Other certificates as required by unit/service.

2. Work Experience:  Two (2) years clinical experience.

3. Management Experience: One (1) year of management or supervisory experience in an appropriate
clinical area

4. Equipment Operated:   Personal computer, calculator, fax, copier.


1. Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)     
Writing /Composing        (Correspondence  / Reports)

2. Other Skills:
  Analytical  Medical Terms   Mathematics        PC     Word  Proc     

3. Advanced Education:     
Bachelor's Degree       Major: Nursing.     

4. Work Schedule:  
Weekends   Holidays   Flexible 

5. Other Requirements: 24 hour accountability for area (s).

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