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

At Ben Taub Hospital, the Nursing Program Manager (NPM) position exists to provide leadership and direction within the Sterile Processing Department (SPD) in delivering quality service to physicians and patients, ensuring optimal patient safety, outcomes and customer satisfaction. This position is responsible for monitoring the activity related to case carts, processing/sterilization service and inventory control within the department as well as supply/support staff as appropriate. The Nursing Program Manager (NPM) position maintains accountability for department performance and results by reviewing and evaluating department performance reports, revenue reports, usage reports and other fiscal documents for adherence to hospital goals and directives, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures for inventory control and management of sterile supplies, assisting the Director in accomplishing strategic and operational objectives.


The Nursing Program Manager’s (NPM) responsibilities include managing the daily work activities of the work unit/department staff, ensuring quality, productivity, functional excellence and efficiency while assisting management in accomplishing strategic and operational objectives. In addition, this position provides guidance to staff and is responsible for staffing, budget compliance, contributing to staffing decisions such as hiring and terminating employment, coaching and counseling employees on work related performance, and assisting in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure a safe and effective work environment. This position also implements training, monitoring and operations initiatives that assure compliance with ethical and legal business practices and accreditation/regulatory/government regulations.

This NPM will have oversight of the Central Sterile process at Ben Taub Hospital to include the main Operating Rooms along with outside areas such as anesthesia, labor & delivery along with clinics.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: 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.
If the program manager is not responsible for supervising licensed nurses, a Bachelors degree in a related field is required/accepted.

Licensure/Certification: Applicable professional certification in administration is to be completed within two (2) years, if not held at the time of appointment.

Work Experience:  Three (3) years of work experience in related clinical area of practice.

Management/Experience: One (1) year related management/leadership experience is required.

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

Other Skills: Analytical, Design, Medical Terms, PC, Research,  Statistical, Word Proc  

Work Schedule:  Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Travel, On Call

Application Instructions

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