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 texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.
We are looking for a Director of Clinical Informatics and Innovation to provide leadership and accountability for the integration of clinical expertise, computer science, and informatics for the design, development, implementation, adoption and optimization of clinical technology systems. In this role, you'll be responsible for supervising-
Formally responsible for supervising the following:
• Assistant Directors
• Project Managers
• Application Coordinators
• Clinical project team members
• Clinical Informatics Specialists
The Director will provide strategic leadership of the clinical informatics program, lead the selection, design, development, optimization and implementation of clinical informatics systems, establish and maintain effective collaborative working relationships with leaders and colleagues, and lead the design, development, and dissemination of data analytics and reporting tools.
Think you've got what it takes?
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.
Skills required for completely satisfactory performance in this job is the ability to:
• Monitor and improve the quality of Nursing Care
• Oversee staff development
• Demonstrate group facilitation skills
• Leading and managing change
• Manage multiple tasks with multiple priorities
• Use effective verbal and written communications
• Demonstrate Project Management skills: coordination of multiple groups with multiple tasks all driving toward one final outcome; group facilitation, conflict resolution; motivate team members; match team member skills to responsibilities.
• Problem-solve and analyze
• Organize data
• Maintain confidential information
• Conduct strategic planning and performance improvement projects
• Strong analytical, strategic planning, organizational, communication and diplomatic skills are a must.
• Ability to act as an internal consultant and expert on content and workflow optimization, particularly in interdisciplinary care models
Education and experience required:
• Current RN Licensure by the Texas Board of Nurses
• Bachelors Degree in Nursing
• Master’s degree in Nursing, Informatics, Business, or Healthcare related field
• 5 years of nursing experience, including 3 years of management/leadership experience
Preferred: Certification in Nursing Informatics.
Knowledge required for completely satisfactory performance in this job is a knowledge of:
• Patient Care Delivery Models
• Nursing Principles and Practice
• Clinical Standards for Nursing
• Budgeting and Variance Analysis
• Quality Improvement Concepts
• Regulatory Standards, Rules, and Regulations (JC, TDH, etc.)
• Hospital Operations
• Data Analysis
• Spreadsheet, Database Application and Project Management Software