Assistant Director of Nursing - Ambulatory

Position: Assistant Director of Nursing - Ambulatory

Job ID: 142172

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Pavilion Ambulatory Admin

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 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 for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


Are you a leader and a planner? Then we want you as our Assistant Director of Nursing.


We are searching for an Assistant Director of Nursing - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. You will be responsible for planning, organizing, and consulting on performance improvement initiatives and other clinical/nursing activities in Ambulatory Services. In addition, in this position you will have to demonstrate theoretical and clinical expertise in the physical, psychosocial, developmental, and educational aspects of nursing care for specified patient populations and their families as outlined in the clinics’ scopes of care.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :


  • Leads the planning, implementation of and evaluation of new service approaches utilizing evidenced based six sigma techniques, sound nursing judgment, and problem solving
  • Documents process and outcomes
  • Ensures effective implementation of performance improvement activity that improves clinical outcomes, patient flow, and efficiency
  • Acts as a clinical resource to managers, assistant directors, service and clinic chiefs; consulting with them on issues involving clinical care delivery
  • Utilized by the ambulatory leadership team for expertise related to unit/system issues
  • Coordinates Ambulatory float pool of support staff (ASR’s, MA’s, LVN’s, RN’s) and collaborates with educators to assure cross trained competency and adequacy of staff
  • Maintains Ambulatory Services policies by assuring review of existing ambulatory wide and clinic specific policies at least every other year, and facilitating a process for new policy development and review
  • Coordinates a program of assessment of competency and knowledge of clinical support staff
  • Facilitates the acquisition of knowledge through formal and informal teaching
  • Attends continuing education workshops, seminars and in-services and fulfills all mandatory education requirements as documented




  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degreeCurrent RN licensure with the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
  • Five (5) years of health care field experience
  • Three (3) years of supervisory experience (A Master’s degree in Nursing will substitute for two (2) years of healthcare field experience)
  • The ability to operate a personal computer, specifically word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, and database software.
  • Must have ability to deal effectively with patients, medical staff, administration and the public.
  • Must have ability to train, develop and supervise effectively
  • Must have skills in planning, organizing and delegating

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