Nursing Director Acute Pediatric Services

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Nursing Director Acute Pediatric Services in one of Southern New Mexico’s most prestigious healthcare organizations.

The Acute Pediatric Services Nursing Director will Join a hospital that has strong ties to the Southern New Mexico community and has built a reputation for excellent patient care and outstanding services. This Medical Center has been recognized on a national level for its excellent safety and quality scores. This position will play an integral role in continuing this tradition of excellence in safety and quality.

Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer, the Nursing Director Acute Pediatric Services will lead a fabulous team. Supporting the Director, is a CCRN-P Nurse Manager, as well as an CPN Asst. Nurse Manager who oversees the general pediatrics unit. Also staffing this department are Pediatric Critical Care Intensivists, PICU Nurse Practitioners and a team of highly trained pediatric RNs. This person will serve as a mentor to the staff, sponsoring training, skills development, and performance improvement.

The Acute Pediatric Services Nursing Director oversees both the Inpatient Pediatric and Pediatric Intensive Care Units. This busy department regularly runs above 84% census, and has a reputation for amazing, passionate care. This 14 bed Acute Pediatric Unit, and 8 bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) treats children ranging in age from newborns to teens and is equipped to handle both low and high acuity childhood illnesses. This Nurse Leader will take on a busy Service Line, overseeing both clinical and administrative excellence. The Director of Acute Pediatrics will work closely with the Adult Medicine Director of Nursing, as well as the Women’s and Children’s Services Nurse Director, to improve patient flow dynamics and inpatient, acute care quality metrics

This Director Acute Pediatric Serviceswill be responsible for personnel management, budget planning and monitoring, scheduling, systems improvement, compliance with regulatory requirements and strategic planning. This position will provide collaborative leadership for the process of planning, integrating and coordinating activities to achieve departmental objectives and maintain high quality services.

The Acute Pediatric Services Nursing Director will serve as a mentor to the staff, sponsoring training, skills development, and performance improvement. As an administrator, the Director will oversee budget, staffing, and quality assurance initiatives. An ideal candidate for this role, will be able to develop and nurture positive professional relationships both internally and across operational boundaries.

Known for its picturesque scenery in every direction, this area is perfect for someone who loves an outdoor adventure. With local spots for hiking, picnicking and horseback riding all nearby, there is no shortage of outdoor fun. The Director Acute Pediatric Serviceswill enjoy exploring this region's many museums and historic sites. With a variety of yearly festivals including, the Whole Enchilada Festival, An Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally and the Wine and Chile Festival, there is truly something for everyone to love.

The Acute Pediatric Services Nursing Director  will have the opportunity to work with a talented team of Registered Nurses, Clinical Nurse Educators and support staff in service of providing top quality care to all who stay in the Pediatric / PICU Unit.  For all this hard work and oversight, this position will earn competitive compensation and a generous benefits package