Job Description

Location: Texas Vista Medical Center
Posted Date: 11/15/2021

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the general direction of the CHIEF NURSING OFFICER, the Director of NICU will be responsible for the clinical coordination, planning and continuous Performance Improvement of all unit activities on a 24-hour basis. This role encompasses, but is not limited to:

  • Education, clinical skills, staffing, research, and competency evaluation (clinical and age specific) of employees.
  • Provides clinical direction for the specific nursing unit. To provide leadership on the definition, development, and growth of nursing practice within the unit and throughout the community.
  • Ensures adherence to standards in the NICU Unit based on Hospital Administrative Standards, Human Resource Standards, and the Department of Nursing Standards with collaboration of the Chief Nursing officer in unusual situations.
  • Functions as a resource person for staff members and assists in necessary education of individual member of nursing staff with a focus on promoting clinical competence in the provision of the NICU nursing care services.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current licensure in
    Texas as a Registered Nurse.
  • Bachelor’s of Nursing degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of clinical practice with emphasis on leadership and management experience preferred.
  • Previous experience in NICU nursing preferred.
  • Current verification of competency in cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certification within 90 days of hire.
  • S.T.A.B.L.E. within six (6) months of hire for experienced nurse and twelve (12) months for Nurse (new or returning to the profession in NICU).

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