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Registered Nurse (RN) - Sr Hospital Supervisor - LBJ Hospital

at Harris Health System

Posted: 10/8/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 143542
Keywords: 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 Senior Hospital Supervisor (SHS) is accountable for the operational, human resource, quality, and financial management of hospital supervisor resources and bed management. The SHS is responsible for the accounting of patient beds and efficient throughput of inpatients at Harris Health System. The SHS collaborates with multiple Harris Health departments and medical staff to ensure the efficient utilization of resources and beds and leads interdisciplinary teams to improve throughput systems and processes. The SHS monitors and communicates the status of hospital capacity and ensures that appropriate measures are undertaken when impending bed shortages arise.

The SHS serves as a resource to Harris Health System Leadership Team in areas related to organization-wide patient flow and complies with established standards by professional national and state nursing organizations, local regulatory agencies, and institutional policies and procedures. The SHS upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior; mentors others; is a role model of professionalism; and participates in professional and community activities.

Additionally, the SHS is accountable for the hospital wide administrative, operational, human resource, and patient safety management on off shifts and holidays. This supervisor works closely with hospital leadership and serves as the onsite administrative resource on assigned shifts. The SHS provides oversight to ensure that care delivery, quality management, and staff utilization patterns are congruent with Harris Health System policies, guidelines, and standards. The SHS has the authority to make all operational and human resource decisions relevant to his or her assigned shift as long as the decisions are consistent with system and departmental policies, standards, and other approved guidelines. The SHS maintains open communication with Pavilion leadership and other disciplines concerning operations and actual or potential problems; engaging Executive Administrative and departmental leadership as needed to assure appropriate communication regarding Pavilion operations.

The SHS is responsible for facilitating an environment that cultivates exemplary patient care. As a member of the hospital's leadership team, this supervisor establishes a setting that supports professional practice and empowers staff to provide safe, effective, compassionate, and efficient care in collaboration with all health care disciplines.


1. Education/Licensure/Specialized Training:

a. Education:
i. Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing or related field required and a Master's degree in Nursing or related field is required. In addition to both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree, at least one (1) of the following degrees in Nursing is required: Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree.

b. Licensure/Certification:
i. Current RN license or valid permit to practice professional nursing in Texas
ii. Applicable professional certification in administration is to be completed within two (2) years, if not held at the time of appointment.

2. Work Experience: Five (5) years clinical experience plus three (3) management/leadership experience.
3. Management Experience: Three (3) years management/leadership experience is required.


1. Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)

2. Other Skills: Analytical; Medical Terms; PC

3. Work Schedule: Weekends; Holidays

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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