Ambulatory Care Nurse Manager - Outpatient Center Medicine Clinic (Renal, Gastroenterology)
Harris Health System
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 168539
The Ambulatory Care Nurse Manager (ACNM) is accountable for the operational management and care delivery of one or more clinic/area, and for the human resource, quality, and financial management of the assigned clinic(s)/area(s). This manager works with the unit/clinic leadership team in the implementation of plans and policies and adherence to standards of the clinic/area. The ACNM assists with evaluation and reports relevant to achievement of goals. The ACNM is accountable for coaching nursing personnel in implementing specific Nursing Professional Practice Model (NPPM) guided practices and facilitates achievement of targeted outcomes on the assigned clinic(s)/area(s). The ACNM 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 ACNM has the authority to make operational and human resources decisions relevant to his/her assigned unit, as long as decisions are consistent with system and nursing department policies, standards, and other Chief Nursing Officer and Nurse Executive Council approved guidelines.
The ACNM 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 ACNM ensures compliance with standards established by professional nursing organizations; national, state, and local regulatory agencies; and institutional policies and procedures. The ACNM is accountable for nursing practice that upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior. The ACNM mentors others, role models professionalism, and participates in nursing organizations and research.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a bachelor's degree in nursing required. Master's degree in nursing or related field preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Licensed to practice nursing in the State of Texas. Certification in a nursing specialty and/or nursing administration is required within 2 years of appointment. Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program. Other certificates as required by unit/service.
Work Experience: Two (2) years clinical experience.
Management Experience: One (1) year of management or supervisory experience in an appropriate clinical area
Equipment Operated: Personal computer, calculator, fax, copier.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing /Composing Correspondence, Writing /Composing Reports
Language(s): Bilingual Skills Spanish Required.
Other Skills: Analytical, Medical Terms, Mathematics, PC, MS Word
Work Schedule: Flexible
Other Requirements: 24 hour accountability for area (s).
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.