Baytown, Texas

Work Shift: NIGHT

Work Week: M - F

Job Summary

At Houston Methodist, the Operations Administrator (OA) position is responsible for providing operational oversight and leadership throughout the organization.   This position is responsible for leadership in unforeseen situations, making timely decisions that directly impact patient care, fostering interdepartmental/interprofessional collaboration which reflect the mission and values of Houston Methodist.  The OA position ensures timely and effective communication  and provides clinical guidance in the management of patient care, staffing, and interpreting and implementing established policies and procedures. This position creates an environment for the management and delivery of safe patient care. The OA position demonstrates critical thinking through self-direction, initiative, effective interpersonal skills and oral/written communications skills.

Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.

oProvide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:
-INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
-COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
-ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
-RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
-EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. 
oFocuses on patient/customer safety
oDelivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
oProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
oIntentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
oInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 30%
1.Assigns available personnel, assesses triage assignments and makes appropriate modifications during the shift as necessary. Plans and coordinates staffing needs for the next shift and assesses needs for the following shift. (EF)
2.Role models interprofessional communication, which includes active listening and teaching, communicating organizational information and all aspects of administrative and clinical practice in a respectful and positive way when interacting with staff. (EF)
3.Conducts fair and consistent leadership skills for effective team dynamics and teambuilding strategies through problem resolution and coaching. Supports policy adherence and provides disciplinary measures when appropriate. Assists with staff stress management as needed.   (EF)
4.Improves department score for turnover/retention/employee engagement.  (EF)

1.Coordinates and expedites the admission/discharge, transfer and bed control process to optimize patient flow. Monitors and facilitates smooth and timely patient flow to ensure process efficiency.  Provides bed assignments support as needed with designee.   (EF)
2.Oversees the activity in hospital operations during their shift. Manages administrative issues effectively, informs and documents pertinent information to Executive On Call, executive staff, directors and managers. (EF)
3.Partners with public relations to manage outside media. (EF) 
4.Troubleshoots problems and/or issues regarding patient/family care, visitors, and facility issues on off shifts and weekends. Drives service standards and activities to improve department score for patient satisfaction, through role modeling and fostering accountability.  (EF)

1.Monitors and analyzes work methods, staff scheduling and make appropriate adjustments, to assure a high level of service quality and cost effectiveness (EF)
2.Maintains awareness/responsiveness of all emergency codes and disaster preparedness, coordinating when critical situations occur. Role models situational awareness, using teachable moments to improve safety.  (EF)
3.Participates and/or leads and facilitates department process improvements.  (EF)

1.Attends daily care coordination rounds to facilitate patient progression. Manages bed closures and staffing allocation/cancellations to optimize efficiencies and reduce overtime. (EF)
2.Implements department strategies to achieve financial target and staffing needs.  Mentors others to do the same through timely documentation of care, decreasing length of stay, optimizing efficiency, minimizing incidental overtime, and other areas as appropriate.  (EF)

1.Serves as a mentor/role model and actively participates in hospital quality, service and shared governance councils, making recommendations for improvements within and across departments/units, committees, and quality improvement initiatives.  Supports change initiatives and adapts to unexpected changes.  (EF)
2.Seeks opportunities to identify developmental needs of self and staff and takes appropriate action. Ensures own career discussions occur with appropriate management. Completes and updates the individual development plan (IDP) on an on-going basis.  (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

oBachelor¿s degree or higher from an accredited school of nursing.  Current incumbents will have until December 31, 2021 to attain a Bachelor¿s degree
oMaster¿s degree preferred

oFive years hospital experience in nursing; for HM internal, four years experience in nursing which includes HM performance that demonstrates progressive leadership abilities, i.e. charge nurse responsibilities

oTexas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements
oAmerican Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
oNonviolent Crisis Intervention within 90 days, post date of hire/transfer
oAmerican Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-recognized certification within one year of eligibility

oDemonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
oSufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
oAbility to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
oDemonstrates successful conflict resolution in a timely manner with patients, families, physicians and other healthcare team members
oDemonstrates professionalism and consistently models excellent customer service skills 
oAbility to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
oDemonstrates flexibility and adaptability in the workplace
oDemonstrates problem solving skills to include investigation, identification of cause(s) and development of corrective action

Work AttireYes/No
Uniform                      No
Business professionalYes
Other (dept approved)          No

On-Call*                                 No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)
*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.
May require travel within      No
Houston Metropolitan area

May require travel outside    No
of Houston Metropolitan area
**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________


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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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Company Profile

Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital, located 35 miles southeast of Houston, is the area's only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 392 licensed bed hospital with 18 operating rooms, and over 1,400 employees, brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.

Baytown, Texas

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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