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Director of Nursing

Houston, TX, USA | American Hospital Association

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    Healthcare - Hospitals
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The Director of Nursing (DON) is accountable for the operational, human resource, quality, and financial management of assigned nursing unit(s). This DON works with the administrative director to translate pavilion and department strategic plans and policies into a unit plan suitable to the unique operational needs. The DON leads implementation and evaluation of the unit plan and provides reports relevant to achievement of goals. The DON is accountable for assuring the Harris Healths Nursing Professional Practice Model (NPPM) is implemented and targeted outcomes achieved on assigned units. The DON provides oversight to ensure unit level care delivery, quality management, and staff utilization patterns are congruent with NPPM framework. In addition, this DON facilitates actualization of shared governance and practice level advancement of unit personnel. The DON has the authority to make all operational and human resource decisions relevant to his or her assigned unit(s) as long as decisions are consistent with district, nursing, and departmental policies, standards, and other Chief Nursing Office and Nurse Executive Council approved guidelines. This director performs duties of the Maternal Program Manager as outlined by the TX Department of State Health Services Maternal Designation program and has the authority and responsibility to monitor the provision of pregnant and postpartum patient care services from admission, stabilization, operative intervention(s) if applicable, through discharge, inclusive of the QAPI Program.

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