Houston, Texas

JOB SUMMARY

At Houston Methodist, the Director Employee Health & Occupational Medicine position is responsible for the evolution and strategy of the Employee Health and Occupational Medicine program for Houston Methodist employees, students, physicians and volunteers. This position is responsible for strategic system-wide development, implementation, operations and evaluation of the impacts on employee safety in the workplace, fit for duty placements as well as ensuring appropriate workplace accommodations in conjunction with regulatory guidelines. In addition, the Director Employee Health & Occupational Medicine position is responsible for decision making, daily operations, financial viability, employee preventative safety and long-range strategic planning for all areas of responsibility. This position is also responsible for program and service development, marketing, finances and evidence-based medicine as it related to Occupational Medicine. The director provides leadership, mentoring, coaching and direction to managers and staff within all areas of operation. The Director Employee Health & Occupational Medicine position is responsible for quality, safety, performance excellence, cost consciousness and accomplishment of strategic, health and safety operational objectives across Houston Methodist.

The Director position responsibilities include overseeing the activities of the department staff, ensuring quality, productivity, functional excellence and efficiency to accomplish strategic and operational objectives. In addition, this position is accountable for employee engagement, adequate staffing levels, budget development and compliance, staffing decisions such as hiring and terminating employment, coaching and counseling employees on work related performance, and developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure a safe and effective work environment. This position also ensures training, monitoring and operations initiatives are implemented which secure compliance with ethical and legal business practices and accreditation/regulatory/government regulations.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

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

PEOPLE - 20%

  1. Directs, develops and implements strategic and operational/high level projects and processes either through independent/highly autonomous work or through the facilitation of work teams to enable the effective and efficient completion of objectives. (EF)
  2. Oversees management of and ensures development for staff to meet overall objectives in terms of quality, service and cost effectiveness. Provides timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem. Directs management responsibilities of selection, scheduling, supervision, retention, and evaluation of employees. (EF)
  3. Meets or exceeds threshold goal for department turnover and/or system metrics on employee engagement indicators. (EF)
  4. Provides leadership and communication to maintain a competent and engaged employee group by conducting regular department meetings to review policies and procedures and operational matters, rounding on all employees, completing performance appraisals, conducting new hire feedback sessions, coaching/corrective counseling, and providing recognition/commendations to achieve desired outcomes. (EF)
  5. Identifies opportunities and takes action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, and units to achieve business goals. Drives the promotion of teamwork within and between departments; participates and/or leads and facilitates department process improvements as needed. (EF)
  6. Develops relationships with leaders across the system to enhance awareness of Employee Health & Occupational Medicine and the services/resources available to leaders and employees. (EF)
  7. Develops and delivers internal training on Occupational Medicine, best practices and evaluation to ensure optimal performance. (EF)

SERVICE - 20%

  1. Oversees department operations, designated projects, schedules and activities as needed to ensure that goals or objectives are accomplished within the prescribed time frame. Sets priorities and functional standards, giving direction to staff as necessary to ensure the best possible delivery of service and high customer/patient satisfaction. (EF)
  2. Drives department service standards and activities to impact department and/or system score for patient/customer-based satisfaction, through role modeling and fostering accountability. Serves and actively participates on various entity committees as a voice for the department. (EF)
  3. Provides NP provider support to the sick visit clinic at when necessary. (EF)
  4. Leads the monthly Employee Health Council for the system. Responsible for developing proprietary communications including marketing collateral, engagement strategies, satisfaction surveys, campaigns, e-newsletters, templates etc. (EF)

QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%

  1. Ensures a safe and effective working environment; monitors and/or revises the department safety plan and/or any specific accreditation/regulatory required safety guidelines. Responsible for staff maintenance of credentials and competencies, per accrediting/ licensing agency and/or department guidelines as applicable. (EF)
  2. Employs a proactive approach in the optimization of safe outcomes and information systems by monitoring and improving the department workflow and enhancing operations, using peer-to-peer accountability and identifying solutions via collaboration. Implements process improvements utilizing tools such as lean principles. Role models situational awareness, using teachable moments to improve safety. (EF)
  3. Responsible for employee compliance to policies and procedures and performs associated actions upon non-compliance (i.e., licensure/certification compliance, focal point review requirements, disaster plan, in-services, influenza immunization, wage and hour, standard hours, timely termination submission, timely timecard approval, etc.). (EF)
  4. Actively participates on the Environment of Care and Workplace Safety Committees. (EF)
  5. Partners with physician leadership to develop new programs, services and protocols based on best practice standards and evidence-based practice in medicine. (EF)
  6. Partners with Infection Prevention & Control as well as Environmental Health & Safety to identify and collaborate on projects/issues that jeopardize our employee population. (EF)

FINANCE - 15%

  1. Develops and manages department operational and capital budgets, approvals, and ongoing maintenance of the department(s), ensuring operation in a cost-effective manner. Proactively identifies and plans for capital needs related to current equipment and future department projects. Ensures staffing plans and schedules meet department needs that reflect understanding of the importance of cost-effectiveness. (EF)
  2. Creates department strategies to achieve financial target and staffing needs, through optimizing productivity, supply/resource efficiency, minimizing incidental overtime and overtime percentage, and other areas according to department specifications. (EF)
  3. Manages/audits department expenses within approved budget parameters, ensuring that the Employee Health & Occupational Medicine department meets the budgeted/flex revenue and/or expense targets on a monthly and annual basis. Develops staffing plans and schedules to meet department needs that reflect understanding of the importance of cost-effectiveness. Conducts in-depth financial analysis of special projects and assists in their implementation. (EF)

GROWTH/INNOVATION - 20%

  1. Identifies and implements innovative solutions for practice or workflow changes to improve department, entity or system operations by leading unit projects and/or other department/ system-directed activities. Proactively leads task forces and committees. May represent HM at assigned community or professional organization meetings. (EF)
  2. Drives change initiatives, maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusts effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures. Partners effectively with stakeholders as appropriate. (EF)
  3. Ensures own career discussions occur with appropriate management. Completes and updates the My Development plan on an on-going basis. Conducts conversations with staff on their development and My Development plan. (EF)
  4. Evaluates new medical/patient supplies that may reduce risk of injury to our employees. (EF)
  5. Provides expertise in Occupational Health strategy and program design with internal partners (HR and Benefits) through strategic planning meetings, product demo’s, outcomes reporting and analytics. (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.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

o Master’s degree for Nurse Practitioners

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

o Five years of people management experience in a healthcare environment; for internal employees, four years of people management experience

o Five years of Occupational Health experience

o Three years as a Nurse Practitioner preferred

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

o Texas RN license or temporary TX RN license, should obtain permanent license within 90 days. Compact license acceptable according to current Board of Nursing requirements

o Recognized and licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) in the State of Texas

o Certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as an Occupational Health Nurse

o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)

o Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Texas

o Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration within 6 months of hire

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations

o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially about activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

o Demonstrates the ability to interact with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization

o Ability to use appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations and individuals involved

o Demonstrates leadership qualities and critical thinking through self-direction initiative and effective interpersonal skills and oral/written communication skills

o Ability to identify and understand issues, problems and opportunities, comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probable consequences

o Extensive knowledge of regulatory and accreditation agency requirements that impact department; stays abreast of industry changes

o Demonstrates highly effective communication skills—strong written communications and platform presentation abilities

o Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

o Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in the workplace

o Capable of leading teams/facilitating groups, building consensus and garnering highest confidence in professionalism and work product by senior leadership

o Ability to work under pressure and balance many competing priorities; highly responsive and solution/action oriented

o Proficiency in spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software

o Maintains a positive and supportive attitude and demeanor

o Professional handling of exposure to confidential/sensitive information

 

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Work Attire Yes/No

Uniform No

Scrubs No

Business professional Yes

Other (dept approved) No

 

On-Call* Yes, as required by entity/department for operational need

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above.

 

Travel**

May require travel within Yes

Houston Metropolitan area

 

May require travel outside Yes

of Houston Metropolitan area

 

**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Company Profile:

Houston Methodist (HM) is one of the nation’s leading health systems and academic medical centers. HM consists of eight hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, its flagship academic hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and seven community hospitals throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area. HM also includes an academic institute, a comprehensive residency program, a global business division, numerous physician practices and several free-standing emergency rooms and outpatient facilities. Overall, HM employs over 25,000 employees. Houston Methodist is supported by a wide variety of business functions that operate at the system level to help enable clinical departments to provide the best patient care and service in a spiritual environment.
In 2019 Houston Methodist and its physicians treated more than 6,333 international patients from more than 76 countries. Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services’ consulting and education divisions also provide advisory services and training and development to health care organizations around the world.

Houston, 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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