Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Houston Methodist (Houston, TX)

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Location:

Corporate
8100 Greenbriar St
Houston, TX 77054

Category: Leadership Management

Job Type: Full-Time

Posted Date: Jan. 21, 2022

JOB SUMMARY
At Houston Methodist, the Director Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) position is responsible for directing the day to day operations of the department to drive key DEI initiatives throughout the organization. The Director works collaboratively with health system leaders and staff providing leadership, guidance and support to include efforts to attract and retain a diverse mix of talented leaders and staff. Facilitates culturally competent interactions with patients and the surrounding communities. Directs the creation of partnerships and educational opportunities to enhance employee development and education. Provides program management oversight of board and council initiatives.

The Director position responsibilities include overseeing the activities of the department staff, ensuring quality, productivity, functional excellence and efficiency to accomplish strategic and operational objectives. In addition, this position is accountable for employee engagement, adequate staffing levels, budget development and compliance, staffing decisions such as hiring and terminating employment, coaching and counseling employees on work related performance, and developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure a safe and effective work environment. This position also ensures training, monitoring and operations initiatives are implemented which secure compliance with ethical and legal business practices and accreditation/regulatory/government regulations.

Requirements:

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 30%

  1. Directs, develops and implements strategic and operational/high level projects and processes either through independent/highly autonomous work or through the facilitation of work teams to enable the effective and efficient completion of objectives. (EF)
  2. Oversees management of and ensures development for staff to meet overall objectives in terms of quality, service and cost effectiveness. Provides timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem. Directs management responsibilities of selection, scheduling, supervision, retention, and evaluation of employees. (EF)
  3. Meets or exceeds threshold goal for department turnover and/or system metrics on employee engagement indicators: action readiness score, tier level. (EF)
  4. Provides leadership and communication to maintain a competent and engaged employee group by conducting regular department meetings to review policies and procedures and operational matters, rounding on all employees, completing performance appraisals, conducting new hire feedback sessions, coaching/corrective counseling, and providing recognition/commendations to achieve desired outcomes. (EF)
  5. Identifies opportunities and takes action to build strategic relationships between one's area and other areas, teams, departments, and units to achieve business goals. Drives the promotion of teamwork within and between departments; participates and/or leads and facilitates department process improvements as needed. (EF)
  6. Collaborates with leadership teams across the organization to enhance the DEI recruiting pipelines and partnerships. (EF)
  7. Serves as a key HM liaison to local and state task forces and regularly attends networking events to increase HM's presence and impact in the professional community. (EF)

SERVICE - 25%
  1. Oversees department operations, designated projects, schedules and activities as needed to ensure that goals or objectives are accomplished within the prescribed time frame. Sets priorities and functional standards, giving direction to staff as necessary to ensure the best possible delivery of service and high customer/patient satisfaction. (EF)
  2. Drives department service standards and activities to impact department and/or system score for patient/customer-based satisfaction, through role modeling and fostering accountability. Serves and actively participates on various entity committees as a voice for the department. (EF)
  3. Creates and directs partnerships and educational opportunities to enhance employee development and education. (EF)

QUALITY/SAFETY - 10%
  1. Ensures a safe and effective working environment; monitors and/or revises the department safety plan and/or any specific accreditation/regulatory required safety guidelines. Responsible for staff maintenance of credentials and competencies, per accrediting/ licensing agency and/or department guidelines as applicable. (EF)
  2. Employs a proactive approach in the optimization of safe outcomes and information systems by monitoring and improving the department workflow and enhancing operations, using peer-to-peer accountability and identifying solutions via collaboration. Implements process improvements utilizing tools such as lean principles. Role models situational awareness, using teachable moments to improve safety. (EF)
  3. Responsible for employee compliance to policies and procedures and performs associated actions upon non-compliance (i.e., licensure/certification compliance, focal point review requirements, disaster plan, in-services, influenza immunization, wage and hour, standard hours, timely termination submission, timely timecard approval, etc.). (EF)
  4. Continuously evaluates systemwide DEI programs to ensure improvement to drive an inclusive and equitable culture. (EF)

FINANCE - 15%
  1. Develops and manages department operational and capital budgets, approvals, and ongoing maintenance of the department(s), ensuring operation in a cost-effective manner. Proactively identifies and plans for capital needs related to current equipment and future department projects. Ensures staffing plans and schedules meet department needs that reflect understanding of the importance of cost-effectiveness. (EF)
  2. Creates department strategies to achieve financial target and staffing needs, through optimizing productivity, supply/resource efficiency, minimizing incidental overtime and overtime percentage, and other areas according to department specifications. (EF)
  3. Provides reports on quantitative initiatives that enchance DEI efforts. (EF)

GROWTH/INNOVATION - 20%
  1. Identifies and implements innovative solutions for practice or workflow changes to improve department, entity or system operations by leading unit projects and/or other department/ system-directed activities. Proactively leads task forces and committees. May represent HM at assigned community or professional organization meetings. (EF)
  2. Drives change initiatives, maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusts effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures. Partners effectively with stakeholders as appropriate. (EF)
  3. Ensures own career discussions occur with appropriate management. Completes and updates the individual development plan (IDP) on an on-going basis. Conducts conversations with staff on their development and IDP. (EF)
  4. Directs the analysis and reporting of investment in DEI programming including training, leadership development, affirmative outreach, Employee Resource Group (ERG) funds, educational program support and other expenditures. (EF)
  5. Collaborates with leadership system-wide to ensure programs and practices are moving forward across all entities including hospitals, academic institute and The Houston Methodist Foundation. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Master's degree preferred

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
  • Eight years of progressively responsible staff experience in applicable field, at least three of which must have been in leading and developing a program and two of which must have been in a management role
  • May consider HM employee with seven years of progressively responsible staff experience in applicable field, at least two of which must have been in leading and developing a program and two of which must have been in a management role
  • Three years of DEI experience preferred


CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
  • DEI certification preferred


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially about activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
  • Demonstrates the ability to interact with others in a way that gives them confidence in one's intentions and those of the organization
  • Ability to use appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one's own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations and individuals involved
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities and critical thinking through self-direction initiative and effective interpersonal skills and oral/written communication skills
  • Ability to identify and understand issues, problems and opportunities, comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probable consequences
  • Extensive knowledge of regulatory and accreditation agency requirements that impact department; stays abreast of industry changes
  • Demonstrates highly effective communication skills-strong written communications and platform presentation abilities
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in the workplace
  • Capable of leading teams/facilitating groups, building consensus and garnering highest confidence in professionalism and work product by senior leadership
  • Ability to work under pressure and balance many competing priorities; highly responsive and solution/action oriented
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software
  • Maintains a positive and supportive attitude and demeanor
  • Professional handling of exposure to confidential/sensitive information


SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Work Attire Yes/No Uniform No Scrubs No Business professional Yes Other (dept approved) No
On-Call* No
*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above.

Travel**
May require travel within Yes Houston Metropolitan area
May require travel outside Yes of Houston Metropolitan area
**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job:

Company Profile:

Houston Methodist (HM) is one of the nation's leading health systems and academic medical centers. HM consists of eight hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, its flagship academic hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and seven community hospitals throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area. HM also includes an academic institute, a comprehensive residency program, a global business division, numerous physician practices and several free-standing emergency rooms and outpatient facilities. Overall, HM employs over 25,000 employees. Houston Methodist is supported by a wide variety of business functions that operate at the system level to help enable clinical departments to provide the best patient care and service in a spiritual environment.
In 2019 Houston Methodist and its physicians treated more than 6,333 international patients from more than 76 countries. Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services' consulting and education divisions also provide advisory services and training and development to health care organizations around the world.
More Information on Houston Methodist
Houston Methodist operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, Houston, TX, Houston, TX, Katy, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, Sugar Land, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Houston Methodist was founded in 2022. It has 22000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 63 open jobs at Houston Methodist, click here.
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