Director of Nursing - Adult Congenital Heart Program

Position: Director of Nursing - Adult Congenital Heart Program

Job ID: 400918

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Cardiology - Administration

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

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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We are searching for a Director of Nursing (RN) Adult Congenital Heart Program — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll develop a new program and provide 24-hour accountability for clinical, administrative, and HR activities. Additionally, you will recruit and build the team, work with new construction, and move into the dedicated area of the program. Finally, you will ensure the delivery of high quality, cost-effective, and developmentally-appropriate patient care in a patient-centered environment.

For decades, we’ve helped children born with congenital heart disease (CHD) live longer, healthier lives by revolutionizing the way these conditions are diagnosed and treated. Today, there are more adults living with CHD than children and they all need the same level of specialized care that they received during childhood. It’s why we’ve specially designed a program just for adults, backed by the Nation’s #1 pediatric heart center and with congenital heart experts who continue to blaze new trails in the field every day

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Unit (ACHDU) Opened in 2021 and has 16 beds dedicated to providing highly specialized and evidenced-based care to adults with congenital heart disease. This uniquely designed area has a transformative and cutting-edge care delivery model in that acute and critical care ACHD patients are provided quality patient care in the same clinical setting. This universal care model offers greater continuity of care and improved outcomes for the patients.


  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing required
  • Master’s degree in nursing, business, or a health care field required
  • RN license
  • 5 years’ nursing experience, including 3 years’ management/leadership experience
  • CNL certification preferred
  • Must have a minimum 5 years recent adult cardiac experience


  • Ensure the delivery of safe, high quality, age-appropriate, cost-effective care within a family-centered environment, as measured by variance analysis reports, revenue enhancement/expense reduction, patient satisfaction scores, patient complaints, regulatory compliance, and new programs
  • Mentor other leaders in order to enhance their performance and promote the ongoing development of staff as measured by observation, records of development sessions, and feedback from leaders and staff
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with medical leadership, direct reports, and appropriate interdepartmental liaisons to ensure the achievement of identified goals
  • Ensure the creation of a work climate that fosters employee participation, satisfaction, and organizational commitment as measured by annual employee survey results, turnover rates, and employee initiatives
  • Identify, provide, and create opportunities for all staff’s ongoing professional development
  • Develop and prioritize service-based goals that support the IDS strategic plan
  • Complete timely performance appraisals for direct reports and assure the new staff attends hospital/departmental orientation
  • Report financial performance on a monthly basis, as well as the annual capital and operating budgets as required
  • Submit performance planning documents, ongoing planning materials, action plans, and departmental goals

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