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Texas Health Resources Director Nursing Women and Children in Denton, Texas

Texas Health Denton seeks to hire a Director Nursing Women and Children

Location: Denton, TX

Work Schedule/Core Hours

• Full time, day shift, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm

Job Duties Operations

Plan, organize, and delegate activities as required for the safe, efficient, and effective operation of the department including active participation with other hospital and leadership staff to accomplish this objective.

Develop and oversees policies, procedures, and standards that direct department operations.

As required for the service, verify that standards are consistent with hospital, community and nationally recognized evidence based practice standards.

Actively incorporate measures to obtain compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards and requirements.

Identify and utilize processes and resources that support optimal delivery of data and information to leadership team and staff.

Strategic Planning

Establish priorities for department growth and enhancement based on customer need, research findings, and industry trends.

Effectively market the service to key stakeholders.

Collaborate with nurses providing direct patient care and members of other disciplines at all levels in the development, implementation, and evaluation of program and services.

Fiscal Management

Prepare the operating and capital budgets for the department.

In collaboration with department management and staff, determine the appropriate number and level of staff, balancing competency, patient needs, patient outcomes, patient safety outcomes and productivity guidelines

Manage the approved budget and adjust strategies as needed to meet budgeting expectations.

Regularly communicate with staff and customer groups, as appropriate, regarding hospital/department goals, results and future direction.

Advocate for appropriate fiscal and Human Resources to accomplish work/goals for the Nursing Division/Department and the Organization.


Collaborate with all customer groups (patients, department/hospital staff, physicians and other customer groups), to meet and exceed


Create and maintain a collaborative work environment (patients, physicians and key stakeholders).

Actively engage customer groups on a regular basis to promote effective customer relationships and communication with prompt resolution of issues and concerns.

Evaluate customer satisfaction on a regular basis to determine gaps between actual results and expectations.

Continuous Improvement

Use benchmark data from internal and external sources to identify opportunities for improvement of care and patient safety.

Identify key performance indicators that need to be monitored and evaluated.

Develop, monitor and evaluate systems that improve organizational performance.

Include department staff in shared KPI goal setting, strategy development and outcomes analysis.

Human Resources

Oversee the effectiveness of the department recruitment and retention program, taking action as necessary to provide an adequate level of qualified staff.

Promote professional growth, development and accountability in staff, students and colleagues.

Track and evaluate staff performance and individual development, holding staff accountable for achieving service expectations.

Coach and mentor subordinate staff in order to improve their performance an expand responsibilities.

Develop and support shared decision-making through the Unit Based Council model in order to develop inter/intradepartmental teamwork and team goal accomplishments.

Recognize and reward individual and team accomplishments.

Identify leadership talent and actively develops leadership skills.

Support diversity objectives of the organization in recruiting and promotion into leadership roles.

Professional Accountability

Network with peers in State/Region/Nation to share ideas and conduct mutual problem-solving.

Promote understanding and effective use of organization management and nursing theories and research.

Demonstrate ethical decision making as a professional behavior that reflects the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses and supports the Department Philosophy of Nursing.

Establish collegial relationships with physicians, unit personnel, and administration.

Integrate team-building strategies and principles of group process in interaction with staff.

Promote the professional image of nursing in demeanor, appearance, attitude and behaviors.

Engage in self-performance appraisal on a regular basis, identifying areas of strength as well as areas for professional/practice development.

Support and promote community health activities among staff and colleagues, personnel, and administration.


Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required

Master's Degree in Nursing or related healthcare field preferred


5 years progressive management experience required.

Licenses and Certifications

RN - Registered Nurse required upon hire

BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterly required

CPI - Crisis Prevention Intervention Training required within 60 days after hire

Certified in nursing administration/clinical specialty required within 12 months of hire


Knowledge of industry standards JCAHO, Medicare, OSHA, Regulatory standards for affected area of responsibility. Knowledge of continuous improvement, change management, Emergency preparedness

At Texas Health Denton we take seriously our mission to improve the health of those in our community. We are a 255-bed, full-service hospital serving our community since 1987. Our central location provides convenient care to people in the DFW Metroplex and all across North Texas and Oklahoma. With more than 1,000 employees and 450+ physicians on our medical staff we are one of Denton County’s largest employers.

If you’re looking for heart and vascular care, women’s services, orthopedics and sports medicine, we’ve got it. Plus we’re a Level III neonatal intensive care unit and provide pain management, emergency medicine, and bariatric surgery.

And talk about award winning. Texas Health Denton is a Joint Commission-accredited Primary Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. and a Pathways to Excellence-designated hospital. We are the only choice in Denton for oncology services, women and infants’ services, and much more. Lastly, Texas Health Denton’s new Center for Women is under construction. This new building will bring the latest in obstetric care to North Texas as well as a new breast imaging center, outpatient physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and a 10-bed expansion to our emergency department.

As part of the Texas Health family, we employ over 24,000 employees and are among the areas top five largest employers. Come be a part of our exceptional team as we continue to provide outstanding care and deliver award winning results. You belong here.

Why Texas Health Resources?

Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served.

Texas Health has 25 acute-care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with the system. It has more than 3,800 licensed beds, more than 21,100 employees of fully-owned/operated facilities plus 1,400 employees of consolidated joint ventures and counts more than 5,500 physicians with active staff privileges at its hospitals.

At Texas Health, we strive to create an atmosphere of respect, integrity, compassion and excellence for all who come in contact with us, be they patients or our employees. We are committed to diversity in our workforce, and our mission to serve spreads across ethnic, cultural, economic and generational boundaries. We invite you to join us in furthering your career through our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.

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