Innovation Partner

Position: Innovation Partner

Job ID: 160441

Location: US-TX-Houston


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. To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at 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 an Innovation Partner -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will be responsible for traditional innovation and commercialization work within the organization. The Innovation Partner will source internal and external projects during early-stage proof of concept or prototype development as well as late stage implementation and go-to market strategy while remaining flexible and adaptive when changes arise. We’re looking for a teammate comfortable creating a path forward in ambiguous situations and someone who demonstrates initiative and solid project management skills.

Responsibilities :

  • Develops a thorough understanding of new landscapes, organizational pain points, and internal entrepreneur’s innovation areas through research, interviews, data analysis, or other types of listening sessions
  • Compiles and presents reports based on research findings to various audiences
  • Independently drives assigned initiatives and provides day-to-day project management support to ensure that they are trending to achieve goal completion dates
  • Regularly reports progress for projects and programs to department leadership and internal and external champions
  • Leads and coordinates teams including preparing for key meetings (meeting prep, confirming attendees, logistics, pre-read materials), participating in internal and external meetings, and following up with detailed, clear, and actionable reports
  • Researches and reports on market and industry trends related to entrepreneurship, commercialization, innovation, and other “hot” topics within and beyond the healthcare landscape
  • Promotes the innovation life cycle to various audiences and serves as a thought partner while engaging in identifying opportunities for differentiation or disruption, building internal and external relationships, accelerating operational integration, building, and measuring success metrics, and transitioning projects to full scalability


  • 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
  • 5 years progressive experience related to innovation (entrepreneurship/ commercialization/ incremental) and project management, process improvement, change management, healthcare (clinical or administrative), IS systems, and/or scientific research required

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