Nursing Retention Specialist

Position: Nursing Retention Specialist

Job ID: 167076

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Nursing Operations

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

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.

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Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Nursing Retention Specialist -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will lead and be responsible for developing, implementing, and sustaining retention programs and system wide initiatives aimed at retaining nursing and patient care talent. This role is responsible for metrics, reporting, goal setting, survey administration, etc. in conjunction with Nursing and Patient Care leadership. This role is also responsible for facilitating collaborative working relationships with partners across the system who each have a role in organizational engagement, retention strategy and program administration (Nursing Professional Development, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, HR Analytics, Performance Management, Marketing, etc.).

Think you’ve got what it takes?


  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, Nursing, or other related healthcare, business, or science field preferred
  • A master’s degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, Nursing, or other related healthcare, business or science field may substitute for two years of relevant work experience


  • Develops and implements strategic initiatives, programs, and processes for engaging and retaining diverse nursing & patient care talent
  • Collaborates with system and nursing leadership to review retention data, develop targeted action plans for identified practice settings, leaders, and patient care talent
  • Fosters relationships and communications with nursing and patient care talent to enable problem identification and resolution, career counseling, alternative solutions to voluntary termination, and development of employee success profile
  • Initiates and maintains relationships with School of Nursing programs/affiliations and conducts onsite and/or virtual visits
  • Designs and deploys campaigns in marketing platforms in collaboration with HR communications
  • Establishes and maintains robust reporting models to track retention and engagement metrics, root cause analysis and trends
  • Collaborates with HR and hiring leaders to implement workforce strategies which include internal and external benchmarking to further identify drivers around nursing recruitment and retention strategies
  • Identifies opportunities to increase participation and involvement of Human Resources team members and self by promoting team and departmental initiatives as evidenced by verbal, written and behavioral input at team/department meetings or committees and as observed by the management team
  • Actively participates in task forces, committees, and represents senior leadership or any of their areas of responsibility on multidisciplinary teams

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