Texas Health Resources Director Nursing - Periop in Kaufman, Texas
Director Nursing – Periop
Are you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly hours and top-notch benefits? We’re looking for qualified candidates like you to join our Texas Health family.
Work location: Texas Health Kaufman
Core work hours: Full Time (40 Hours); Day Shift; Monday – Friday, 08:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
For more than 40 years, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman has served the communities of Kaufman, Crandall, Forney, Gun Barrel City, Mabank, Terrell and surrounding areas. We’re a 91-bed, acute-care, full-service hospital that serves our community with excellence every day.
We specialize in a wide variety of surgical services, including orthopedic surgery as well as diagnostic and imaging services and outpatient physical therapy. We also specialize in respiratory care, nuclear medicine and emergency medicine.
Texas Health Kaufman is a Joint Commission-certified facility. We’re recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Pathway to Excellence hospital for our commitment to creating a positive practice environment that engages and empowers our staff.
Plan, organize, and delegate activities as required for the safe, efficient, and effective operation of the department including active participation with other hospital and leadership staff to accomplish this objective.
Develop and oversees policies, procedures, and standards that direct department operations.
As required for the service, verify that standards are consistent with hospital, community and nationally recognized evidence based practice standards.
Actively incorporate measures to obtain compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards and requirements.
Identify and utilize processes and resources that support optimal delivery of data and information to leadership team and staff.
Establish priorities for department growth and enhancement based on customer need, research findings, and industry trends.
Effectively market the service to key stakeholders.
Collaborate with nurses providing direct patient care and members of other disciplines at all levels in the development, implementation, and evaluation of program and services.
Stewardship of the department resources by fostering a continuous improvement mindset. Drive high quality patient care in a cost efficient manner.
In collaboration with department management and staff, determine the appropriate number and level of staff, balancing competency, patient needs, patient outcomes, patient safety outcomes and productivity guidelines
Monthly review of the Departmental Responsibility Reports (DRRs) to determine adherence to operational performance targets.
Regularly communicate with staff and customer groups, as appropriate, regarding hospital/department goals, results and future direction.
Advocate for appropriate fiscal and Human Resources to accomplish work/goals for the Nursing Division/Department and the Organization.
Collaborate with all customer groups (patients, department/hospital staff, physicians and other customer groups), to meet and exceed
Create and maintain a collaborative work environment (patients, physicians and key stakeholders).
Actively engage customer groups on a regular basis to promote effective customer relationships and communication with prompt resolution of issues and concerns.
Evaluate customer satisfaction on a regular basis to determine gaps between actual results and expectations.
Use benchmark data from internal and external sources to identify opportunities for improvement of care and patient safety.
Identify key performance indicators that need to be monitored and evaluated.
Develop, monitor and evaluate systems that improve organizational performance.
Include department staff in shared KPI goal setting, strategy development and outcomes analysis.
Oversee the effectiveness of the department recruitment and retention program, taking action as necessary to provide an adequate level of qualified staff.
Promote professional growth, development and accountability in staff, students and colleagues.
Track and evaluate staff performance and individual development, holding staff accountable for achieving service expectations.
Coach and mentor subordinate staff in order to improve their performance an expand responsibilities.
Develop and support shared decision-making through the Unit Based Council model in order to develop inter/intradepartmental teamwork and team goal accomplishments.
Recognize and reward individual and team accomplishments.
Identify leadership talent and actively develops leadership skills.
Support diversity objectives of the organization in recruiting and promotion into leadership roles.
Network with peers in State/Region/Nation to share ideas and conduct mutual problem-solving.
Promote understanding and effective use of organization management and nursing theories and research.
Demonstrate ethical decision making as a professional behavior that reflects the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses and supports the Department Philosophy of Nursing.
Establish collegial relationships with physicians, unit personnel, and administration.
Integrate team-building strategies and principles of group process in interaction with staff.
Promote the professional image of nursing in demeanor, appearance, attitude and behaviors.
Engage in self-performance appraisal on a regular basis, identifying areas of strength as well as areas for professional/practice development.
Support and promote community health activities among staff, colleagues, personnel, and administration.
Bachelor's Degree Nursing Required
Master's Degree Nursing or related healthcare field Preferred
5 Years progressive management experience Required
Periop Experience Preferred
Licenses and Certifications
RN - Registered Nurse Upon Hire Required
Other Certified in nursing administration/clinical specialty 12 Months Preferred
Knowledge of industry standards JCAHO, Medicare, OSHA, Regulatory standards for affected area of responsibility. Knowledge of continuous improvement, change management, Emergency preparedness
Why Texas Health?
At Texas Health Resources, our mission is “to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve”.
We are one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States with a team of more than 24,000 employees of wholly owned/operated facilities plus 2,200 employees of consolidated joint ventures in the greater Dallas Fort Worth area. Our career growth and professional development opportunities are top-notch and our benefits are equally outstanding.
Join our award-winning Texas Health family and become a part of a team that is improving the health of our communities daily. You belong here.
Here are a few of our recent awards:
2022 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (8 th year in a row)
A "Top 100 Places to Work" for 2021 by The Dallas Morning News (10 th time)
#1 as 2021 “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma” by Great Place to Work® and Fortune (7th consecutive year, 6th year as #1)
“America’s Best Employers for Diversity” list by Forbes
A “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" by Fortune and Great Place to Work®
A 2021 LinkedIn Top Companies in Dallas - Fort Worth list. This award recognizes the best workplaces for team members to grow their careers and honors companies that not only attract talent but also invest in the development of their employees.
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