Director of Patient Care - Periop Services

Location
Southeast Hospital, Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Dec 06, 2017
Closes
Dec 09, 2017
Specialty
Managerial
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Director of Patient Care - Periop ServicesSoutheast Hospital

Job Description
Position responsible for providing leadership, direction and support for one or more patient care departments, ensuring the delivery of quality care to patients; and for planning, implementing, reviewing and controlling the budget, staffing, and robust process improvement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited school of professional nursing required; Master’s Degree preferred.

Licenses/Certifications:
  • 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
  • Five years of progressive clinical experience; see attached Table 1 for Direction 1-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.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Promotes a safe and accountable environment; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards, being a good steward of resources, 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; coaches and mentors managers, charge nurses and staff; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
  • Adheres to all regulatory and Texas Board of Nursing requirements and standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, within scope of practice and clinical competency.

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