Assistant Director of Advanced Practice Providers - Medical Services - Austin

Position: Assistant Director of Advanced Practice Providers - Medical Services - Austin

Job ID: 400154

Location: US-TX-Austin


Talent Area: Advanced Practice Providers

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s first health care location in Austin, Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, opened in March 2018, providing high quality pediatric-focused care after hours and on weekends. There are now more than 10 Texas Children’s Pediatric primary care practices in the greater Austin area bringing world-class pediatric services to children and their families. Our Specialty Care Center in Austin includes a multidisciplinary group of pediatric specialists committed to providing comprehensive care across a wide spectrum of services, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and more. Texas Children’s also plans to build a 360,000-square-foot freestanding hospital for children and women, set to open in 2024.

Our thoughtful expansion into Austin will help support a pediatric population of more than half a million and keep kids healthy and happy from birth to adulthood. 

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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 an Assistant Director of Advanced Practice Providers — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide 24-hour accountability for the clinical, administrative, and human resources activities for the Advanced Practice Providers (APPs). To practice in an advanced role and to coordinate the delivery of high quality, family centered and developmentally appropriate patient care within the designated clinical areas.

In this position, the AD will be responsible for the ED, PICU CVICU, PHM and Neonatal departments. 

Orientation and training will be located in Houston before the Austin hospital opens. 

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Job Duties & Responsibilities
•    Patient Care: Responsible for all patient-focused activities in designated service area including assessments, procedures, data interpretation and patient/family counseling. 
•    Organizational Priorities: Partners with staff, medical and unit leadership to ensure clinical excellence. Participates as full partner with Chief/Medical Director to ensure department communication. Participates in the development of policies, procedures, and practice guidelines to optimize APP practice within the institution. 
•    Quality & Safety: Facilitates delivery of safe, effective, and patient/family centered care that is timely, efficient, and equitable. 
•    Evidence-Based Practice and Research: Improves patient care through scientific inquiry and by incorporating evidence-based practice into direct patient care. 
•    Education: Promotes education of health and illness by contributing to APPs, student organizations, and universities. 
•    Transformational Professional Practice: Participates in transforming professional practice through promotion and dissemination of health care knowledge beyond the individual practice setting. 
•    Credentialing and Regulatory Practice: Oversees regulatory functions of the APP role including monitoring of licensure, credentialing, certification, billing and coding, reimbursement, and other regulatory requirements. 
•    Leadership: Demonstrates astute fiscal accountability for areas of clinical responsibilities utilizing appropriate management and justification of resources which includes personnel, equipment, supplies, and capital.

Skills & Requirements
•    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.
•    Required Master's Degree in Nursing
•    Current Texas Physician Assistant (PA) License with the Texas Medical Board may substitute for the Master's degree in Nursing or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing AND Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) issued by the American Midwifery Certification Board may substitute for a Master's degree in Nursing
•    Required Licenses/Certifications: FNP - Cert-Family Nurse Practitioner by the Texas Board of Nursing or NP - Nurse Practitioner by the Texas Board of Nursing or NNP - Neonatal Nurse Practitioner by the Texas Board of Nursing or WHNP-BC - Cert-Womens Health Care NP by the Texas Board of Nursing or PNP-BC - Cert-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by the Texas Board of Nursing or PA - Cert-Physician Assistant by the Texas Medical Board
•    Required 5 years' experience as an Advanced Practice Nurse, Physician Assistant or Certified Nurse Midwife with a preferred 3 years of Management/leadership experience

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