Assistant Clinical Director Nursing, Inpatient - Trauma Program

Position: Assistant Clinical Director Nursing, Inpatient - Trauma Program

Job ID: 155803

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

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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 looking for an Assistant Clinical Director of Nursing – Trauma Program - someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will manage and oversee daily clinical, administrative and human resource activities for the designated clinical area(s), including providing 24-hour availability. You will also participate in, coordinate and ensure the delivery of high quality, developmentally appropriate patient and family centered care at the unit level.

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Responsibilities :

  • Partners with staff, medical, and unit leadership to ensure clinical excellence within a family centered care environment, utilizing multiple sources of information and reports as evidenced by trend identification and action plan development
  • Day-to-day responsibility for process and performance improvement activities as they relate to nursing and ancillary personnel and assist the TMD in carrying out the same for physicians
  • Must show evidence of educational preparation and clinical experience in the care of injured patients with minimum of 16 hours of trauma-related CE per year
  • Coordinate management across the continuum of trauma care, which includes the planning and implementation of clinical protocols and practice management guidelines, monitoring care and serving as resource for clinical practice
  • Provide inter-facility and regional professional staff development, participate in case review, implement practice guidelines, and direct community education and prevention programs
  • Monitor clinical processes and outcomes and system issues related to the quality of care provided; develop quality filters, audits, and case reviews; identify trends and sentinel events; and help outline remedial actions while maintaining confidentiality
  • Supervision of the Trauma Registry, collection, coding, scoring, and developing processes for validation of data. Design the registry to facilitate PI activities, trend reports, and research
  • Manage operational, personnel, and financial aspects of the trauma program. Serves as liaison to administration, and represent the trauma program on various hospital and community committees to enhance and foster optimal care
  • Stabilize the complex network of disciplines that work in concert to provide high-quality care. Serve as internal resource for staff and liaison to EMS
  • Have an active involvement in research projects and the analysis and distribution of findings. Facilitate protocol design for accurate data collection, feedback, and analysis
  • Participate in development of trauma care systems at the community, state, provincial, or national
  • Demonstrates astute fiscal accountability, for area of clinical responsibility, as evidenced by the appropriate management and justification of resources, which includes personnel, equipment, supplies and capital
  • Completes timely performance management reviews for direct reports
  • Reports financial performance on a monthly basis
  • Conducts appropriate investigations and follows-up on individual and patient complaints
  • Ensure that Joint Commission requirements specific to your department are fulfilled but also understand the linkage between your department’s requirements and those of the Integrated Delivery System
  • Collaborate with colleagues in other departments to ensure all Joint Commission requirements are met


• Bachelor’s degree in nursing required

• Master’s degree in Nursing, Business or a healthcare field required

• RN license from the Texas Board of Nurses or Nurse Licensure Compact required

• BLS certification from the American Heart Association required

• 3 years’ management and leadership experience required


• Level I Trauma experience preferred


• Trauma Registry experience preferred

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