Director of Nursing - Newborn Center

Position: Director of Nursing - Newborn Center

Job ID: 400919

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Nursing Leadership

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 Newborn Center – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll provide 24-hour accountability for the clinical, administrative, and human resources activities within designated clinical service(s). This position will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality, cost-effective, and developmentally appropriate patient care in a family centered environment.

Think you’ve got what it takes?


  • Bachelor's degree in nursing
  • Master’s degree in nursing or healthcare related field
  • Registered Nurse license - Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification 
  • 5 years of experience in progressive leadership in a large hospital, children’s hospital, or academic and/or teaching hospital
  • Experience leading a Level III or IV NICU is preferred 


  • Ensures the delivery of safe, high quality, evidence-based, age appropriate, and cost-effective care for the Newborn Center within a family-centered care environment, as measured by variance analysis reports, patient satisfaction results, and other pertinent data
  • Mentors leadership team members to ensure development of enhanced leadership skills and promotes a consistent level of service as measured by direct observation
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with medical leadership, direct reports, and appropriate interdepartmental liaisons to ensure the achievement of identified goals. Collaborates with medical leadership on policies, procedures, guidelines, assuring staff competency, education, and training. Develops collaborative relationships with leaders of facilities within the Perinatal Care Region
  • Identifies, provides and creates opportunities for all staff’s ongoing professional development to provide a consistent level

    of service.

  • Identifies, provides, and creates opportunities for all staff’s ongoing professional development to provide a consistent level of service

  • Develops and prioritizes service-based goals that support the IDS Strategic Plan as measured by direct observation

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