The Administrative Director of Nursing (ADON) Department is accountable for the strategic, operational, human resource, quality and financial management of a pavilion based nursing department. This director translates district and pavilion strategic plans and policies into a departmental plan suitable to the unique operational needs of the assigned department. The ADON leads implementation and evaluation of the departmental plan and provides reports relevant to achievement of strategic goals. This ADON also leads the implementation and targeted goal achievement for the HCHD Nursing Professional Practice Model (NPPM) for assigned department. The ADON has authority to make decisions for assigned area and represent nursing in interactions with other professionals and departments in creating conditions conducive to meeting department goals.
The ADON is responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that cultivates exemplary patient care. As a member of the nursing leadership team, the ADON establishes a setting that supports professional nursing practice and empowers nurses to provide safe, effective, compassionate, and efficient nursing care in collaboration with all health care disciplines. The ADON facilitates continuous quality improvement through the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of departmental plans, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures. The ADON ensures compliance with standards established by professional nursing organizations, national, state, and local regulatory agencies, and institutional policies and procedures. The ADON is accountable for nursing practice that upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior. The ADON mentors others, role models professionalism, and participation in activities such as nursing organizations, nursing research, the community, and bodies that shape health care policies and practices.
Minimum Qualifications Education: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Masters degree in Nursing or related field required. Doctoral degree in Nursing or related field is preferred. Holds at least one (1) of the following in Nursing: Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree.
Licensure/Certification: Applicable professional certification in administration is to be completed within two (2) years, if not held at the time of appointment.
Work Experience: Five (5) to Seven (7) years of work experience in related clinical are of practice.
Management Experience: Five (5) years related management/leadership experience is required.
Special Requirements Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing /Composing (Correspondence / Reports)
Other Skills: Analytical, Design, Medical Terms, PC, Research, Statistical, Word Proc
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Travel, On Call
Internal Number: 144671
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.