HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Director of Nursing - Progressive Care Unit in San Antonio, Texas

AtMetropolitan, we recognize the unique needs of each of our patients and strive to deliver/Methodist Excellence/each and every day. Ours is a hospital that is patient-focused and staffed by people who genuinely care for the well-being of others. That’s our promise. Because we are part of Methodist Healthcare, we embrace the organization’s mission of/Serving Humanity to Honor God/.

We are very proud of our hospital and the services we provide to the surrounding community. With our Metropolitan Methodist Hospital Women’s Pavilion, the only stand-alone facility in downtown San Antonio dedicated to the health of women and their newborn babies, we have been busy earning an excellent reputation one baby at a time. Our Health for Life Center at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital consistently makes a difference through life-changing weight loss surgery. The recent addition of a robotic surgery system is a prime example of how we are integrating new technology to better serve the needs of our patients.

Metropolitan Methodist Hospital is here to offer outstanding heart and cancer care, general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, sleep disorder evaluation and the largest emergency department in downtown San Antonio. Metropolitan Methodist Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care and is designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center.



General Statement of Duties: The Director, Nursing is responsible to the Senior Director, Vice President and/or the Chief Nursing Officer for facilitating, coordinating and delegating the delivery of patient care to a defined group of patients during their entire hospitalization period. The Director, Nursing provides leadership and overall responsibility for the functioning of assigned clinical patient care/procedural unit(s). She/he is responsible 24 hours a day, with full accountability, for the staffing and management of patient care in each of his/her units, for promoting the practice of professional nursing in a specified patient care area, and for the acquisition, development, and utilization of resources (human and material) needed to fulfill those responsibilities. She/he acts as a liaison between physicians and the patient care team and works cooperatively with administrators, physicians, staff, other managers and all customers of the Methodist Healthcare System to provide services, which consistently meet and exceed the expectations of their customers. This is accomplished by assessing and prioritizing opportunities to improve, plan and implement effective changes and evaluate outcomes of process improvement activities. The Director, Nursing models behavior consistent with the MHS management philosophy.


Essential Job Functions: 1. Builds and maintains a high functioning team.

  1. Manages and provides guidance and direction to first line supervisors/charge personnel including interviewing, work allocation, orientation and training, staff development, problem resolution, evaluating performance, making recommendations for personnel actions, and motivation of employees to achieve peak performance. Is responsible for meeting unit productivity targets.

  2. Manages and plans for unit and clinical activities including supervising the treatment and care of the patients.

  3. Responsible for organizing, directing, teaching and evaluating total nursing care within area of responsibility, including ensuring adequate staffing.

  4. Participates in the planning, development and management of operational and equipment budgets annually. Provides financial variance analysis reports in a timely manner. Reviews monthly financial statistics and plans expenditures according to budget limitations. Manages the ongoing implementation of approved plans.

  5. Anticipates the purchase or replacement of equipment with input from staff and physicians. Implements the equipment purchase process. Anticipates and recommends needs for added space and needed services not provided by the organization.

Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:



Education: * Bachelor of Science in Nursing Note: Current MHS employees who completed a Nursing Diploma or Associates in Nursing degree program who are currently in a Nurse Director position have until 1/1/2014 to meet BSN education requirements.

Experience: * Three years recent RN acute care experience. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).

Preferred: * Master’s Degree in Nursing or related field; 1-year management experience as a charge RN, clinical care manager/supervisor, or manager.

Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required: * Must have current RN license to practice professional nursing in the state of Texas. Must have Texas RN license within 90 days of hire.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Supervised By: CNO, VP or designee
  • Supervision Of: Licensed and unlicensed unit staff

_ _

Job Description Appendix A: Physical Requirements Environmental and Physical Demands/Hazardous Conditions: WORKING CONDITIONS

( X ) INSIDE: Spends approximately 40 hours or more per week inside. ( ) OUTSIDE: Spend approximately _ hours per week outside (driving/running work related errands). ( ) BOTH: The activities occur inside and outside in approximately equal amounts. WORK POSITIONS: (defined in 5% increments of work time): Sitting_ 60 %_ Standing_ 20 %_ Walking_ 20 %_ = 100%



_LIFTING/CARRYING DEMANDS: _Ability to lift, push and pull with assistance (mechanical or co-worker) the weight of an average patient/heaviest object specific to the department.

( ) SEDENTARY WORK: Lifting 10 lbs. maximum and occasional lifting and/or carrying articles. (X) LIGHT WORK: Lifting 20 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying articles weighing up to 10 lbs. ( ) MEDIUM WORK: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs. ( ) HEAVY WORK: Lifting 100 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 lbs. ( ) VERY HEAVY WORK: Lifting objects in excess of 100 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing more than 50 lbs.

Job: *Directors & Managers

Title: Director of Nursing - Progressive Care Unit

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Metropolitan Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 01578-78945