An exciting position has recently opened for a Nursing Director in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) of a trusted and reputable East Texas hospital. Join this tenured team of directors, and lead dedicated RNs in providing care for some of Texas’ most fragile patients.
A fulfilling role awaits you as the new NICU Nursing Director at this respected community hospital. You’ll get to take administrative control of an expansive unit within the Women’s and Children’s Service Line, working with world renowned experts on neonatology and infant health. This 300-bed hospital is a staple in children’s health for Eastern Texas, and serves an amazingly large population of over 1 million kids!
Reporting to the Administrative Director of Women’s and Children’s Service Lines, the RN NICU Nurse Director will take administrative and clinical oversight of a Neonatal ICU department that sees some of region’s highest-acuity and highest-need births. This large NICU has a large number of improvement initiatives underway, including:
- Reducing the time between birth and skin-to-skin. More and more studies have come out recently showing the many ways that skin-to-skin contact is vitally important for newborn babies.
- Reevaluating the Drug Withdrawal Baby program. With new drugs entering our communities, a reliance on cutting-edge research and technology has proven a valuable ally in maintaining the health of at-risk babies and mothers through childbirth.
- Evaluating and improving bundle effectiveness and efficiency in reducing Chronic Lung Disease in infants with very-low birth weight. Involved in academic research, this unit will often deploy and test next-generation solutions to age-old birth issues.
As the Nurse Director of the NICU, you’ll be supported by a strong team of RNC-NIC Nurse Managers, NICU Nursing Supervisors, Staff RNS, and Nursing Assistants, all experienced in the Highest Acuity NICUs: Level IV. Among the clinical staff, you’ll also have deep and frequent interaction with the providers, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NPS), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), and Neonatologists, whom are all staffed around the clock.
East Texas is well known for its beauty, peace, and quiet. With thousands of acres of National and State Forests, an affordable cost-of-living, fantastic schools, and tightknit communities, it’s no surprise that people never want to leave. If the Neonatal ICU Nursing Director is an outdoorsy type, you’ll will find hiking, biking, boating, and just about everything else that can be done under the sun. For the city folks, all the lights, sounds, and action of the Dallas – Fort Worth Area are just a short drive away.
In addition to the support that comes from working with the country’s most fragile patients, and working with the hospital’s most dedicated nurses, you’ll also find support from a grateful community. As an integral part of this trusted healthcare system, the NICU Director will also be eligible to receive a competitive compensation package, including generous benefits, paid time off, a comprehensive fitness center, and a great retirement plan.