Patient Care Director Pediatric Intensive Care Unit – RN

Patient Care Director Pediatric Intensive Care Unit – RN

Director of Patient Care, Pediatric ICU, & Specialty care ( Children's Hospital)

POSITION TYPE: Registered Nurse (RN) - Director



SHIFT: Mon-Fri Day Shift

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent


Directs the day-to-day operations for assigned patient care departments, maintaining 24/7 operational responsibility and directing clinical and non-clinical staff.

Reviews and approves all new hires, establishes and controls standards for performance appraisals; works with managers to identify staffing needs and provides for accordingly; coordinates training needs of staff with education department; remains available, accessible and visible to staff; recognizes staff’s achievements and accomplishments and provides ongoing feedback on performance.

Works with service line leaders and managers to establish departmental scope of service, goals and strategic plan for the department; stays up-to-date on new developments in the field and incorporates such in the department’s scope of service; reviews departmental policies, procedures, and systems; conducts appropriate department promotional activities and participates in hospital market activities.

Monitors and directs all patient care activities.

Considers the diverse needs of each patient through the entire continuum of care, providing and ensuring the highest level of service according to established service standards, optimizing the patient experience.

Participates in a systemic, interdisciplinary, and ongoing evaluation of programs, process improvement, desired client-centered outcomes, and organizational outcomes.

Ensures that revenue, expenses, contribution margin and FTE’s meet or exceed budget; prepares and submits budget and related reports; forecasts and accurately projects expenses; takes corrective action to address negative variances; identifies and proposes capital budget items appropriately.

Adheres to all regulatory and Texas Board of Nursing requirements and standards.

Performs other duties as assigned, within scope of practice and clinical competency.

Promotes physician input and communication; includes medical staff in planning new or revised policies, procedures and services; provides rapid response and follow-up to medical staff issues/concerns; seeks new ways to encourage new physicians to utilize hospital services.

Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.

Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.


  • Active Registered Nurse (RN) license within the state of practice.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required - Master’s Degree preferred. 
  • Must have 5 plus years Pediatric ICU ( Critical Care) experience.
  • Must have 2 plus years of Leadership/ Supervisory experience.

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