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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 11/17/2016

Methodist Houston, TX

Houston, TX
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Summary

The Nursing Manager is a registered nurse who has 24-hour comprehensive operational responsibility for the delivery and quality of patient care provided in the designated areas(s) of responsibility. The manager assists with developing and implementing performance initiatives to ensure optimal patient safety and outcomes and customer satisfaction. Demonstrates leadership qualities and critical thinking through self-direction, initiative, effective interpersonal skills and oral/written communications skills. Fosters interdepartmental/interdisciplinary collaboration. Participates in committees, representing unit and Nursing in a positive manner.


1. Prepares measurable goals and objectives that are consis10t with The Methodist Hospital System priorities, and develops action plans for achieving goals, incorporating collaborative efforts if appropriate.

2. Ensures that unit consis10tly achieves desired outcomes for patient care, including high degree of patient and physician satisfaction.

3. Manages unit expenses within approved budget parameters.

4. Implements change, demonstrating the ability to motivate employees and follow through to ensure change in behavior has actually occurred.

5. Plans coverage of unit to maximize presence of management and staff.

6. Maintains ongoing interactions with patients, families, physicians, and staff on how to improve patient care and service provided.

7. Functions as role model to staff, reinforcing principles of service orientation and ensuring that the focus is always on improving patient care.

8. Demonstrates initiative in identifying developmental needs of staff and taking appropriate action, including collaboration with unit educator.

9. Collaborates with others to ensure unit systems are effective and consis10t with other patient care unit systems.

10. Selects, retains, and effectively develops unit staff and management personnel, utilizing performance appraisals, corrective counseling, and commendations to achieve desired outcomes.

11. Responds to employee, patient and physician concerns, taking appropriate action and channeling concerns according to appropriate procedures.

12. Establishes effective, 2 way communication with staff.

13. Develops staffing plans and schedules to meet patient care needs that reflect understanding of the importance of cost-effectiveness.

14. Demonstrates problem solving skills to include investigation, identification of cause(s) and development of corrective action, and submits reports which require minimal editing.

15. Demonstrates the componets of the ICARE values statement.

16. Demonstrates SERVICE PRIDE standards.

17. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor hazards.

18. Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelors required. Masters preferred. One degree must be in Nursing.


Progressively responsible experience in a clinical setting for a minimum of 5 years. Leadership experience preferred.


Registered Nurse with current Texas license. CPR certification and, for magnet designated hospitals in the system, an applicable magnet recognized certification must be obtained within 6 months (preferred at all other locations).


1. Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

2. Maintains knowledge base necessary to manage specific clinical area.

3. Computer skills: knowledge of hospital information systems and office applications.
Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor priority referral Protected Veterans requested.


At Houston Methodist, Leading Medicine is more than a description of what we do; it's who we are. We take our responsibility as Houston's premier health care system seriously, and with a national reputation for excellence in patient care, innovation and research, we hold ourselves and the careers we build to a higher standard. Our culture is diverse, dynamic and challenging. We believe in our I Care Values and conduct ourselves with Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect for others and a commitment to Excellence. Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist.

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