Nursing Professional Practice Leader - Critical Care - Sugar Land
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: November 22, 2020
At Houston Methodist, the Professional Practice Leader position
serves as a consultant and subject matter clinician for a service
line/specialty area, functioning at the Expert level of Benner s
model of clinical practice. The Professional Practice Leader
position provides education and development to the direct patient
care staff in addition to being accountable for the care outcomes
of a service line or clinical population. This position leads and
coordinates interprofessional activities focusing on clinical
practice, consultation, education and research, incorporating
evidence into practice. The Professional Practice Leader position
uses expert communication skills to serve as care advocate and to
mentor and coach staff in clinical and professional practice. This
position assumes an advanced leadership role in analyzing systems
to anticipate/reduce risk and improve patient safety/quality.
Responsibilities for the Professional Practice Leader position
include contributions at the unit and housewide levels, with
expectation to collaborate/manage/lead on system-wide and national
PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED
Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care"
plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and
populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.
HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONSa
oProvide personalized care and service by consistently
demonstrating our I CARE values:
-INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
-COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional,
ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
-ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our
-RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity,
-EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for
others to emulate.
oFocuses on patient/customer safety
oDelivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
oProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following
our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET,
Managing Up, Key Words)
oIntentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs
are being met
oInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling
their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are
essential functions of the job.
PEOPLE - 25 %
1.Promotes interprofessional collaboration in patient care,
providing leadership to maintain a supportive and healthy work
environment. Partners with department leadership to define
priorities of service line/specialty department. Builds
partnerships across the system and strives for consensus in
2.Partners in collaboration with leadership of the service
lines/specialty areas to promote staff accountability and effective
decision-making, which includes coaching to provide feedback in an
effective way. Empowers nurses to seek feedback from peers,
informally or through established preceptor or mentor
relationships. Leads interprofessional teams to achieve
organizational goals through involvement in shared governance
3.Consults, as the subject matter expert, and guides clinicians to
available resources and policies on standards of care for their
service line and/or across departments. Coaches clinicians,
utilizing effective communication techniques, in strategies to
improve practice and patient outcomes or changes in practice.
SERVICE - 20%
1.Indirectly affects patient care through the bedside RN as their
focus is on developing and ensuring they give quality care.
Promotes the transfer of knowledge to practice, ensuring that
knowledge/training is carried out and integrated into practice.
Validates effectiveness of education on identified outcomes.
2.Oversees transition to independent practice of clinicians.
Develops timely and efficient onboarding process, orientation,
professional development related to the service line and competency
3.Directs and mentors teams in implementing clinical projects
and/or practice changes. Evaluates outcome measures to adjust or
reinforce practice changes.
QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%
1.Identifies gaps in practice through competency assessment,
observation, or available measures. Plans and implements strategies
to address gaps through observation of employee and their practice,
audits, and metrics that may indicate a gap or need for
improvement. Provides guidance to staff in clinical project
development and management, using the PDCA process and supporting
the Pathway to Excellence/Magnet journey.
2.Collaborates with Quality team regarding patient safety events.
Engages in action planning including evidence-based practice
guidelines and disseminating necessary practice changes.
3.Utilizes dashboards to maintain awareness of patient outcome
measures and system patient care metrics, partnering with clinical
areas to identify needs, plan, implement, and evaluate an
intervention to positively impact the quality of patient care.
Drives nurse sensitive indicator performance by using data to
identify gaps and plan interventions to meet and exceed
expectations. Provides education to support improvement of the
4.Operationalize quality initiatives by maintaining awareness and
knowledge of applicable regulatory or accrediting body standards
and the applicability to the clinical area. Provides leadership in
design, implementation and evaluation of process improvement
FINANCE - 10%
1.Builds a project plan for practice change while considering
financial implications. Identifies cost-containment measures, as
applicable in clinical areas, to quantify cost savings.
2.Contributes to unit plans for resource utilization and capital
needs, incorporating financial evaluation within project
management. Drives strategies to meeting department financial
target on hospital and/or unit-based scorecard.
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 20%
1.Engages the learner for continued professional growth while
promoting and supporting transition of staff along the Clinical
Career Path. Assists in cross training and preparing staff to
transition across clinical settings (e.g. Obs to ED, L&D ST to
2.Applies theories of change to support staff and promote
evidence-based decision-making. Cultivates a climate of clinical
inquiry to establish an environment where staff want to become
involved in research and evidence-based practice. Guides staff in
the creation and submission of clinical abstracts, posters, and
3.Champions and leads innovative initiatives to obtain service
line/department-specific focus or specialty designations,
recognitions, or awards. Collaborates across the hospital and
system in implementing change as appropriate, maintaining awareness
of current changes in practice standards and applies to clinical
practice setting. Completes and updates the individual development
plan (IDP) on an on-going basis.
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the
employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job
duties as assigned.
Equal Employment Opportunity. Houston Methodist is an Equal
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which
Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not
engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person
employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis
of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or
other characteristics protected by law.
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