Leader responsible for patient care delivery, nursing, and nurse practice throughout a facility within a CHRISTUS Health region. In alignment with regional leadership, provides vision and sets direction for quality evidence-based patient-centered care. Fosters a decentralized participative management style for nursing based on a shared governance approach. Encourages innovative leadership at a department level promoting nurses' decision-making control over nurse practice. Establishes interdisciplinary teams throughout the facility supporting nursing care and patient care services. Builds collaborative nurse-physician relationships to provide safe, effective, and efficient patient care while ensuring nurses feel empowered to serve as patient representatives/advocates. Serves as a member of the hospital's Senior Leadership Team consulting with and advising the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) as appropriate on issues relating to the operation of the hospital. Recommends changes in resource-allocation, policy, facilities, equipment, and programs in order to achieve the hospital's objectives. In alignment with regional nursing leadership, provides nursing personnel with leadership, decision-making, and direction in patient care services and defined areas. In alignment with the region, responsible for assessing the environment, forecasting trends, transmitting values, communicating ideas, developing and implementing policies, managing, and initiating systems and programs that promote excellence in service and safety for patient care delivery and that create an excellent place to work.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing and a Master's degree in nursing, healthcare administration, business, or a related field. Nursing certificate or within 3 years of hire.
Ten years nursing experience with a minimum of five years progressive nursing leadership experience at the director level in a similar sized organization.
A registered nurse eligible for licensure in the State of Texas.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.