Assistant Director of Clinical Practice - Newborn Center

Position: Assistant Director of Clinical Practice - Newborn Center

Job ID: 159334

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7a - 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 an Assistant Director of Clinical Practice – Newborn Center -  someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll be responsible for managing and providing oversight for unit-specific nursing orientation, nurse internship, professional development, clinical practice, care coordination, and quality improvement and performance improvement (QAPI) Program.


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Responsibilities :

  • Directs the planning, implementation and evaluation of educational programming for ongoing professional development that impacts patient care
  • Designs innovative and interactive learning opportunities for nurses at all stages of clinical practice
  • Provides direction and guidance in the establishment and evaluation of interdepartmental quality improvement initiatives and Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program for enhancing clinical outcomes
  • Collaborates with nursing and medical leadership, staff and other disciplines to incorporate interprofessional learning opportunities to ensure clinical excellence and coordination of care within a family centered care environment
  • Demonstrates astute fiscal accountability, for area responsibility, as evidenced by the appropriate management and justification of resources, which includes personnel, equipment, supplies and capital
  • Facilitates development, revision and evaluation of patient and family education that promotes self-efficacy and age appropriate understanding of health and illness
  • Responsible for continued self-development as well as ongoing development of departmental team


Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • RN - Licensed Registered Nurse, State of Texas or Compact Licensure
  • 4 years of nursing and/or leadership experience
  • Nursing Specialty Certification is preferred
  • Experience preferred in NICU

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