Director of Nursing (RN), Acute Care (Days)

Position: Director of Nursing (RN), Acute Care (Days)

Job ID: 149501

Location: US-TX-Houston


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


We are searching for a Director of Nursing — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you'll provide 24-hour accountability for the clinical, administrative, and human resources activities within designated clinical service(s).


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Responsibilities :



  • Ensures the delivery of safe, high-quality, age appropriate, cost-effective care and/or service within a family-centered care environment, as measured by variance analysis reports, revenue enhancement/expense reduction, patient satisfaction scores, patient complaints, regulatory compliance, and new programs/initiatives



  • Leads/participates in quality improvement projects to enhance patient care delivery and/or patient satisfaction



  • Mentors other leaders in order to enhance their performance and promotes the ongoing development of staff as measured by observation, records of development sessions, and feedback from leaders and staff



  • 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



  • Identifies, provides, and creates opportunities for all staff's ongoing professional development to provide a consistent level of service



  • Develops and prioritizes service-based goals that support the IDS Strategic Plan as measured by direct observation








  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing


  • Master’s Degree in Nursing, Business, or healthcare related field


  • Registered Nurse Licensed by Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners


  • 5 years of nursing experience, including 3 years of management/leadership experience


  • Completion of a professional nursing certification within 1 year of assuming role is preferred


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