Collaborates with the Clinical and Divisional Directors regarding daily clinical leadership for the nursing unit(s). Possesses exceptional customer service skills and fosters positive physician relationships. Serves as a staff role model by providing leadership that encourages teambuilding, communication, positive attitudes and change. Supports the practice of nursing by modeling best nursing practice and adherence to ANA standards of care. Makes decisions based on current evidenced-based nursing practice and adheres to regulations set by regulatory agencies. Works interdependently to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Assures that unit based operational efficiency is framed in performance improvement standards that drive quality improvement activities. Supports and encourages the shared governance environment within the unit and hospital. Participates in Human Resource activities: Interviewing, recruiting, coaching, counseling and mentoring staff. Supports the clinical director in reaching financial operational goals by daily monitoring of staff to patient volumes using the staffing matrix. Assures assignments and workflow are based on acuity and staff skill level. Identifies opportunities to establish cost savings initiatives related to supplies and equipment utilization. Knowledgeable and able to perform all clinical procedures involving the specialty and acts as a resource to staff in high census or emergency situations to insure patient safety.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.