Nursing Program Manager - Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse - Ben Taub Hospital
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
The Nursing Program Manager (NPM)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 NPM leads implementation and evaluation of the plan and provides reports relevant to achievement of goals. As Applicable, the NPM is accountable for assuring the HCHD Nursing Professional Practice Model (NPPM) is implemented and targeted outcomes achieved on assigned area(s)/program. The NPM 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 NPM has the authority to make all operational and human resource decisions relevant to his or her assigned area as long as decisions are consistent with district and nursing and departmental policies, standards, and other Chief Nursing Officer and Nurse Executive Council approved guidelines.
The NPM is responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that cultivates exemplary patient care. As a member of the nursing leadership team, the NPM 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 NPM ensures compliance with standards established by professional nursing organizations; national, state, and local regulatory agencies; and institutional policies and procedures. The NPM is accountable for nursing practice that upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior. The NPM mentors others, role models professionalism, and participation in activities such as nursing organizations, nursing research, the community.
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. Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program. Other certificates as required by unit/service.
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, Eligible for Telecommute