Integrated Talent Strategies (ITS) is seeking an RN, Director of Patient Care for their Pediatric Operating Room in the Houston, TX area. This hospital is part of an elite group of facilities nationwide that has received Magnet recognition (3X) for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center' s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. This designation is one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can receive and recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation in professional nursing practice.
2 to 3+ years of OR RN experience
2-3 years RN Manager experience and above in Acute care setting
At least 1 year of Pedi OR experience
Must be BSN or above in nursing education.
Director Experience preferred
RN OR Certifications
Masters in Nursing
Education: Bachelors of Nursing degree from an accredited school of professional nursing required; Masters Degree preferred
Current State of Texas license or temporary/compact license to practice professional nursing
Professional Certification in clinical area or management within one year of hire preferred
Experience Knowledge / Skills:
Five (5) years of progressive clinical experience; see attached Table 1 for Direction I-IV leveling
Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of " we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.
Directs the day-to-day operations for assigned patient care departments, maintaining 24/7 operational responsibility and directing clinical and non-clinical staff.
Reviews and approves all new hires, establishes and controls standards for performance appraisals; works with managers to identify staffing needs and provides for accordingly; coordinates training needs of staff with education department; remains available, accessible and visible to staff; recognizes staff' s achievements and accomplishments and provides ongoing feedback on performance.
Works with service line leaders and managers to establish departmental scope of service, goals and strategic plan for the department; stays up-to-date on new developments in the field and incorporates such in the department' s scope of service; reviews departmental policies, procedures, and systems; conducts appropriate department promotional activities and participates in hospital market activities.
Monitors and directs all patient care activities.
Considers the diverse needs of each patient through the entire continuum of care, providing and ensuring the highest level of service according to established service standards, optimizing the patient experience.
Participates in a systemic, interdisciplinary, and ongoing evaluation of programs, process improvement, desired client-centered outcomes, and organizational outcomes.
Ensures that revenue, expenses, contribution margin and FTE' s meet or exceed budget; prepares and submits budget and related reports; forecasts and accurately projects expenses; takes corrective action to address negative variances; identifies and proposes capital budget items appropriately.
Adheres to all regulatory and Texas Board of Nursing requirements and standards.
Performs other duties as assigned, within scope of practice and clinical competency.
Promotes physician input and communication; includes medical staff in planning new or revised policies, procedures and services; provides rapid response and follow-up to medical staff issues/concerns; seeks new ways to encourage new physicians to utilize hospital services.
Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
Other duties as assigned.
Number of ORs: 11
Number of FTE: 180
Average Number of Procedures per Month/Year:: 5500 surgeries per year this includes general surgery-trauma, orthopedics, plastics and reconstructive surgery, neurosurgery, ENT, eye, urology and pediatric cardiovascular surgery.
Departments also reporting to this position: Pediatric OR, Pedi CV OR, PACU, Infusion, Imaging and Procedural Services.
High visibility – Promotional opportunities AVP, VP, Service Line expansions across multiple campuses