Director Nursing (RN) - Ambulatory (Days)

Position: Director Nursing (RN) - Ambulatory (Days)

Job ID: 152433

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Ambulatory Leadership

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, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. 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 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at  


We are searching for a Director of Ambulatory Nursing – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide accountability for the clinical activities within Pediatric Ambulatory Services. Additionally, you will ensure the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective, developmentally appropriate patient care in a family-centered care environment. You will plan, organize, and consult on clinical/nursing activities in Ambulatory Services, in coordination with the Operational Directors in Ambulatory and the Pediatric Nursing Leadership Team under the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Clinical activities include performance improvement projects, assurance of clinical staff training and competence for all clinical support staff, accreditation compliance (Joint Commission, MAGNET, and other applicable regulatory bodies), and policies and procedure maintenance and development.


Preferred Experience: Strong leadership achievements and outcomes

                                Quality and patient safety background

                                Ambulatory nursing                       


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

• Measures safety and quality by variance analysis reports, revenue enhancement/expense reduction, and patient satisfaction scores, patient complaints, regulatory compliance, and new programs/initiatives

• Acts as a clinical resource to managers, assistant directors, service, and clinic chiefs; consulting with them on issues involving clinical care delivery

• Ensures effective implementation of Ambulatory performance improvement activity that improves clinical outcomes, access to care, patient flow, and efficiency

• Leads the planning, implementation of and evaluation of new service approaches utilizing evidenced based techniques, six sigma techniques, sound nursing judgment, and problem solving

• Documents process and outcomes

• 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

• Coordinates program of assessment of competency and maintenance of appropriate knowledge of clinical support staff

• Maintains Ambulatory Services polices by assuring review of existing ambulatory wide and clinic specific policies, and facilitating a process for new policy development and review

• Serves as a liaison on hospital/IDS wide committees to assure consistency, as appropriate, and representation of Ambulatory Services needs in policy development or work processes

• Participates in various IDS projects as appropriate and identified

• Supports and facilitates the attainment of institutional goals (both hospital and department) and strategic plan (hospital and department)


• Bachelor’s degree in nursing

• Master’s degree in nursing, business, healthcare related field required

• RN license required

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


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