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Nursing Clinical Manager (RN) - Nights - LBJ Hospital - M/SICU

at Harris Health System

Posted: 9/20/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 141939
Keywords: nurse, nursing

Job Description

About Us

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.

Job Profile

The Nursing Clinical Manager (NCM) is accountable for the daily (shift) operational management of a nursing unit, and for assisting the Director of Nursing (DON) with human resource, quality, and financial management of assigned unit. The NCM oversees clinical operations and care delivery on an assigned shift. The NCM serves as a clinical leader on the unit. This manager assists the DON with the implementation of plans and policies, and adherence to standards on the unit. The NCM assists with evaluation and reports relevant to achievement of goals. The NCM is accountable for coaching unit-nursing personnel in implementing specific HCHD Nursing Professional Practice Model (NPPM) guided practices and facilitates achievement of targeted outcomes on assigned unit. The NCM 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 NCM has the authority to make operational and human resource decisions relevant to his or her assigned unit and shift 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 NCM is responsible for facilitating an environment 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 NCM ensures compliance with standards established by professional nursing organizations; national, state, and local regulatory agencies; and institutional policies and procedures. The NCM is accountable for nursing practice that upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior. The NCM mentors others, role models professionalism, and participation in activities such as nursing organizations, and nursing research.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing. Holds at least one (1) of the following in Nursing: Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree.

Current license or valid permit to practice professional nursing in Texas Applicable professional certification in clinical specialty is to be completed within two (2) years, if not held at the time of appointment.

Work Experience: Two (2) years of RN work experience in related clinical area of practice.

Management Experience: Charge nurse experience is required.

Special Requirements:
Communication Skills: Exceptional Verbal (Heavy Public Contact/Public Speaking), Writing/Composing Correspondence/Reports

Analytical, Design, Medical Terms, PC, Research, Statistical and Word Processing.

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

Advanced Training: Certification in clinical speciality preferred.
Bachelor's Degree: Nursing or related field by 2013

Equipment Operated:

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.

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