Director of Operations (Houston, TX)

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Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital
4401 Garth Rd
Baytown, TX 77521

Category: Leadership Management

Job Type: Full-Time

Work Shift: DAY

Posted Date: Jan. 31, 2022


The Director of Operations is responsible for multiple functional departments as assigned. Engages in project management; including, planning, development, and monitoring of departments that support some clinical and non-clinical activities. Leads efforts to monitor, assess and recommend changes to policies and procedures for the effectiveness of operational practices. Provides leadership and direction for these departments.


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

PEOPLE - 10 %
  1. Has primary responsibility for multiple functional areas of operations in terms of appropriate staffing levels, schedules, performance evaluations, and supply maintenance. (EF)
  2. Directs, delegates and oversees work efforts as appropriate to insure the highest quality and best possible delivery of service: (EF)
  3. Provides the leadership necessary to achieve a satisfied and competent employee work environment through establishing a climate for growth and challenge, doing timely performance appraisals and developing/mentoring staff. (EF)
  4. Focuses on team development which includes tools, methodologies, recruiting, people development and proposals as appropriate.
  5. Collaborates with physicians, nursing, administrative leadership and system partners to ensure achievement of organizational goals.

SERVICE - 20 %
  1. Manages personnel (HR) issues and actions, policy and procedure issues, and faculty requests regarding support staff.(EF)

  1. Conducts analyses on all department related areas such as utilization, patient satisfaction, revenue-enhancement opportunities, and cost-reduction opportunities. (EF)
  2. Manages department human resources in accordance with policies and procedures for achieving desired outcomes to include selection, counseling, development, coaching of employees; develops and manages the department budget and is accountable for financial performance. (EF)
  3. Identifies and develops opportunities for improvement in accordance with Houston Methodist leadership. (EF)

  1. Develops department's operations budget and ensures that it operates in a cost-effective manner within budget. (EF)
  2. Assists the director of finance in establishing appropriate budget; plans and organizes areas of responsibility to accomplish operational and strategic objectives and does so within budget.EF)

  1. Manages and completes projects as assigned by the VP and Chief Operating Officer that builds on Houston Methodist's mission and business plan, and develops strategic planning & business planning processes and activities related to the long term tactics and strategies. (EF)
  2. Independently seeks opportunities to identify and streamline inefficiencies in assigned areas through action plans and follow-up with leaders as appropriate. Also, assesses trends for assigned departments and recommend initiatives that further support the growth and development of those areas. (EF)
  3. Will develop plans with appropriate hospital leadership and will be responsible for the implementing strategies in line with the hospital's overall strategic plan.(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.


Position requires a master's degree in business or healthcare administration.

5 years of progressively responsible staff experience in applicable field, of at least 2 of which must have been in a Supervisor/Manager/Director role.



  • Hands-on, high-energy, people-oriented leadership style that has strong analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong ability to evaluate and develop effective process improvements to enhance efficiency of operations.
  • Skilled at managing multiple projects with conflicted priorities
  • Extremely well-organized and detail oriented
  • 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 with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.


Work Attire Yes/No Uniform No Scrubs No Business professional Yes Other (dept approved) No

On-Call* Yes, on a limited basis (for Exempt jobs only)

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.

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 Baytown Hospital, located 35 miles southeast of Houston, is the area's only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. Houston Methodist Baytown houses 224 operating beds, with 10 operating rooms, and over 1,700 employees, brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.
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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