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 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 facility 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. 

Functional responsibilities include leadership oversight and management of the correctional health, nursing professional development programs, which encompasses nursing education, nursing clinical advancement in correctional health and nursing scholarship as applicable to the clinical setting.  The NPM collaborates closely with the system level ADON for Nursing Professional Development.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing. If the program manager is not responsible for supervising licensed nurses, a Bachelors degree in a related field is required/accepted. (Or) Master of Science in Nursing (Or) Doctor of Science in Nursing

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. National Commission on Correctional Health Care – CCHP Certification

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)

Proficiencies:  P.C., Word Processing

Job Attributes

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Design, Medical Terms, PC, Research,  Statistical, Word Proc  

Work Schedule:  Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Travel, On Call, Eligible for Telecommute

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