Director of Advanced Practice Providers - Main Campus - 8a-5p

 
Position: Director of Advanced Practice Providers - Main Campus - 8a-5p

Job ID: 144267

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: NURSING LEADERSHIP

Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Monday- Friday 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Director of Advanced Practice Providers– someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll assume administrative responsibility for Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), ensure all regulatory, credentialing and clinical standards are consistent with laws governing APRNs in the State of Texas. Oversees and participates in recruitment, orientation, and retention of all APPs. Mentors and supports APPs in their professional development. Coordinates continuing education opportunities for APPs and facilitates development of APPs practice standards.

 



Responsibilities :

  • Coordinates an infrastructure for APPs through support of the credentialing process in collaboration with Medical Staff Services
  • Develop a process to collect, verify, and evaluate data relevant to professional performance
  • Mentors APPs to develop leadership skills to enhance their performance by identifying professional practice trends that impact on quality of care and patient safety issues
  • Evaluation through chart review; direct observation; monitoring diagnostic and treatment techniques; and, peer review
  • Oversees implementation of departmental-based performance improvement for ongoing professional practice evaluation
  • Provides consultation to the Credential Board for granting of privileges for APP practice
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with medical leadership, direct reports and appropriate interdepartmental liaisons to ensure the achievement of identified goals.
  • Ensures creation of a work climate that fosters employee participation, satisfaction and organizational commitment as measured by annual employee survey results, turnover rates, and employee initiatives
  • Develop and administer all budgets – hospital and professional – associated with the APP team
  • Support departments that utilize APPs to establish mechanism for advancing current roles

 



Qualifications:

  • For APRN, a Master's Degree in Nursing is required with certification in specialty arena
  • RN - Lic-Registered Nurses from Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners
  • APN - Lic-Registered Nurses from Texas Board of Nurses
  • 5 years nursing experience (inclusive of 3 years of management/leadership experience)
  • Knowledge of Patient Care Delivery Model, Budgeting and Variance Analysis, Word Processing Software, Spreadsheet Software, Quality Improvement Concepts
  • Ability to Monitor and Improve the Quality of Nursing Care, Oversee Staff Development, Demonstrate Group Facilitation Skills, Operate a Personal Computer

 

 



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