Job Description

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 three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

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 three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary

The Program Manager of Nursing Operations, Correctional Health (PMNOCH) reports to the Associate Administrator of Nursing Operations and is responsible for the implementation of Nursing Operations driven initiatives relative to contract labor, staffing, and other programs and initiatives designed to ensure patient safety and promote nursing excellence.  The PMNOCH provides leadership, direction and utilizes creative approaches to engage leadership and staff. In collaboration with clinical and administrative leadership, the PMNOCH identifies and prioritizes areas for improvement.

The PMNOCH facilitates an environment that cultivates exemplary patient care.  As a member of the Nursing Leadership team, the PMNOCH 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.  As applicable, the PMNOCH is accountable for assuring the Nursing Professional Practice Model (NPPM) is implemented and targeted outcomes achieved.  The PMNOCH ensures compliance with standards established by professional nursing organizations; national, state, and local regulatory agencies; and institutional policies and procedures.

The PMNOCH holds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior, mentors others, role models professionalism, and participates in activities such as nursing organizations, nursing research, and the community.

Minimum Qualifications

a) Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing or related field, required.  Holds at least one (1) of the following in Nursing: Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral degree.
b) Master's degree preferred.

Licenses & Certifications:
a) Applicable professional certification is to be completed within two (2) years, if not held at the time of appointment. (Certification in Admin, or clinical specialty)
b) Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
c) Licensed to practice nursing in the state of Texas

Work Experience:
a) Three (3) years of nursing experience: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, to include verbal, written, and computer skills (MS Office Suite); Exceptional organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines; Prior management or project management experience with attention to detail required; Experience developing and conducting education programs, preferred

Management Experience:
a) At least two (2) years management/leadership experience

Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)

a) MS Word
b) Personal Computer

Job Attributes

a) Analytical
b) Mathematics
c) Medical Terminology
c) Research
d) Statistical
e) Design

Work Schedule:
a) Weekends
b) Holidays
c) Flexible
d) Travel
e) On Call

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