Nursing Program Manager - Peri Op Services - 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.
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.
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.
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
Benefits and EEOC
Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.
It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.