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Senior Nurse Recruiter - Temporary
Job Ref # 13762
Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital
4401 Garth Rd
Baytown, TX 77521

Category: Human Resources

Job Type: PRN

Work Shift: DAY

Posted Date: Aug. 11, 2021


At Houston Methodist, the Senior Recruiter position is responsible for developing and establishing specified strategies, programs and processes, partnering with hiring leaders to meet business placement objectives, by attracting and hiring diverse, top talent. This position sources, assesses and negotiates offers, ensuring alignment with Houston Methodist’s strategies and business goals. In addition to performing the duties of a recruiter, this position provides strong strategic consulting to organization on process, compliance and expectation setting in the recruitment environment. The Sr Recruiter position provides mentorship to team members, serving as a recruitment subject matter expert, resulting in the adherence to standards of practice for optimal safety, quality outcomes, and customer service.



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

PEOPLE - 25%

  1. Works closely with hiring management to understand their business, identifying recruitment strategies and providing recruitment and workforce planning services to meet the needs to hire talented and diverse candidates. (EF)
  2. Trains and educates new directors/managers/supervisors on the staffing process. Consults with department clients to define short and long-term staffing needs (based on succession planning, hiring forecast, expected/unexpected turnover and new program development), proactively addressing these needs. (EF)
  3. Ensures a positive applicant and hiring manager experience throughout the hiring process which includes timely application follow up and interview status. (EF)
  4. Serves as a role model and mentors peers as needed. Recommends opportunities for improvement of department score for turnover/retention/employee engagement. (EF


  1. Recruits passive and active candidates through a variety of creative recruitment technology strategies, tools and social platforms, utilizing cultural diversity and inclusion principles. Provides information on Houston Methodist opportunities to applicants, emphasizing the employer of first choice. (EF)
  2. Develops and implements recruitment plans for assigned departments and/or key jobs that identify sourcing activities, project recruitment costs and take into consideration other issues that impact ability to recruit and retain qualified staff including, but not limited to, compensation and other labor market issues. (EF)
  3. Facilitates redeployment and placement of displaced internal employees due to restructure or reduction in force. (EF)
  4. Assists peers, when appropriate, and partners with HR team to ensure a smooth, seamless onboarding process. Consistently communicates updates to applicants and hiring managers. (EF)


  1. Utilizes and analyzes appropriate hiring tools to ensure organizational fit. Timely sources, screens and interviews qualified candidates to meet client needs. (EF)
  2. Practices appropriate hiring through a thorough understanding and compliance of employment law relating to hiring. Manages all information in the applicant tracking software, following Houston Methodist procedures for hiring and dispositioning candidates. (EF)
  3. Recommends needed metrics, qualitative information and client feedback to project vacancies in assigned departments and/or key jobs for each fiscal year. Regularly produces and shares recruitment metrics for assigned client group on a regular basis. Meets and/or exceeds department metrics e.g. time-to-fill, number of positions filled, and diversity of candidate pool. (EF)
  4. Reviews key business indicators and work with management, Human Resources and Talent Acquisition team to identify, develop and deploy continuous improvement initiatives. (EF)


  1. Effectively recommends salary offers in alignment with Houston Methodist compensation philosophy. Takes appropriate action to ensure a successful hire. (EF)


  1. Serves as talent consultant on best practices and recruiting to clients and peers. Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the areas of recruiting, Human Resources and Healthcare by reading appropriate books, journals, articles and literature and attending professional development activities including webinars and professional association meetings. Continually researches and evaluates external marketplace and maintains ongoing awareness of business environment. (EF)
  2. Seeks opportunities to identify self-developmental needs and takes appropriate action. Ensures own career discussions occur with appropriate management. Completes and updates the My Development Plan on an on-going basis. (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.



o High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)


o Five years of Human Resources experience with at least three years of demonstrated solid experience and knowledge in recruitment

o Human Resources exposure in a healthcare or service industry environment strongly preferred


o Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR) preferred

o Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) through the Society for Human Resources Management preferred


o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations

o 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

o 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

o Ability to influence hiring management to move quickly in selection and offer stages to optimize the opportunity to hire top candidates

o Proven success in hiring passive candidates

o Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects set service level agreements and meets and exceed customer expectations

o Ability to work independently and accept constructive feedback

o Capable of handling challenging/difficult situations

o Demonstrates sound judgment and executes proficient critical thinking skills

o Possesses advanced computer knowledge and proficiency in various computer systems e.g. Applicant Tracking System (ATS), Human Resources Information Systems and Microsoft Office software

o Demonstrated success working independently, forging relationships, and managing multiple tasks with minimal direction

o Exhibits strong interpersonal and teamwork skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all candidates, leadership, patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers

o Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision including, organizing work flow and actively participating in problem-solving

o Strong knowledge and application of Federal and State employment laws, regulations and legislation

o Ability to analyze with qualitative and quantitative information for decision support

o Ability to manage competing demands, while being extremely adaptable and flexible and maintain a positive work style

o Strong organizational skills and attention to detail




Work Attire Yes/No

Uniform No

Scrubs No

Business professional Yes

Other (dept approved) No


On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)

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



May require travel within Yes

Houston Metropolitan area


May require travel outside No

of Houston Metropolitan area


**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Company Profile:

Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital, located 35 miles east of downtown Houston, is the area's only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 230 operating beds hospital with 15 operating rooms and over 1,700 employees brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.

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