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
Internal Number: 141939
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.