Director of Nursing
Harris Health System - Houston, TX

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Ben Taub General Hospital Nursing announces a unique opportunity for a masters prepared registered nurse with significant quality improvement expertise. Reporting directly to the chief nursing officer, this position will be responsible for leading departmental performance improvement activities related to nursing-sensitive outcomes, patient and staff satisfaction and regulatory and accreditation standards. We are seeking a visionary quality leader with a track record of successful implementation and sustained outcomes. A focus will be on creating a culture of patient safety through achieving nursing excellence.

You will be joining accomplished nurse leaders who have created significant change. Your role will be to enhance the team and together with them, take nursing at Ben Taub to the next level. The Director of Nursing (DON) is accountable for the operational, human resource, quality and financial management of assigned nursing unit(s). This DON works with the administrative director to translates pavilion and department strategic plans and policies into a unit plan suitable to the unique operational needs.

The director leads implementation and evaluation of the unit plan and provides reports relevant to achievement of goals. The DON is accountable for assuring the HCHD Nursing Professional Practice Model (NPPM) is implemented and targeted outcomes achieved on assigned units. The DON provides oversight to ensure unit level care delivery, quality management, and staff utilization patterns are congruent with NPPM framework. In addition, this DON facilitate actualization of shared governance and practice level advancement of unit personnel.

The DON has the authority to make all operational and human resource decisions relevant to his/her assigned unit(s) as long as decisions are consistent with district, nursing and departmental policies, standards, and other Chief Nursing Office and Nurse Executive Council approved guidelines. The DON responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that cultivates exemplary patient care. As a member of the nursing leadership team the DON 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 DON ensures compliance with standards established by professional nursing organizations, national, state, and local regulatory agencies, and institutional policies and procedures.

The DON is accountable for nursing practice that upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior. The DON mentors others, role models professionalism, and participation in activities such as nursing organizations, nursing research, the community.Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Masters degree in Nursing or related field required. Holds at least one (1) of the following in Nursing: Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree. Applicable professional certification in administration is to be completed within two (2) years, if not held at the time of appointment.

Five (5) years of RN experience with at least three (3) years work experience in related clinical area of practice. Two (2) years related management/leadership experience is required. Category: Other - 22 months ago - save job
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