Catholic Health Initiatives Director of Nursing Education and Research in HOUSTON, Texas

Director of Nursing Education and Research


Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.

The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.

Position Summary

Responsible for management and leadership of the Center for Professional Practice, Development, and Research which Has the following departments: Nursing and Patient Education, and Nursing Research. In addition, Provides oversight of evidence based practice, the professional development model, and nursing peer review. Accountable for the planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of activities for Nursing designed to meet goals established to enhance professional development, to increase the clinical, leadership, and managerial competency of the staff, to enhance patient outcomes through education, research and evidence based practice, to facilitate the hard-wiring of quality initiatives, and to meet or exceed internal and external benchmarks.


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: PhD or DNP; registered to practice profession of nursing in Texas

Minimum years in previous to employment: Three (3) years general nursing experience; five (5) years of progressive management experience.

Position Responsibilities

  1. Contributes to quality cost effective patient care through programs designed to meet learning needs to achieve desired patient outcomes, to increase clinical, leadership, and managerial competency, to promote error reduction, and to enhance professional development

  2. Guides and mentors others in the interpretation of research and evidence based practice publications

  3. Conducts, supports, and/or participates in research projects to promote a knowledge base for nursing and advanced nursing practice

  4. Promotes shared leadership through the active participation in activities to achieve the Nursing strategic goals, effective communication, and the resolution of problems

  5. Provides insight into role expectations of the graduate nurse to the schools of nursing faculty

  6. Develops, integrates, and implements goals of the hospital and nursing into services provided by the department

7.Serve as a member of the nursing, hospital, and system committees as appointed

8.Represents CHI on a local, state, nation, and international level

9.Manages departmental budgets to assure resources are available to achieve stated goals

  1. Recruits, selects, and manages department personnel

  2. Monitors work assignments and projects of department staff to maximize productivity and equitable distribution of assignments

  3. Provides quality customer service through educational offerings, collaboration, and consultation

  4. Serves as a liaison to the local schools of nursing and facilitates placement of students to achieve curriculum requirements

  5. Collaborates with the Deans of the nursing schools to develop creative approaches to integrate academic and organizational nursing education

  6. Develops innovative methods to provide and enhance educational programs/offerings leveraging technology to increase access

  7. Provide oversight to the continuing education accreditation program

  8. Participates on Nursing Fellowship Committee assuring selection of qualified candidates and the timely payment of recipients

Minimum Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  1. Effective communication skills

  2. Knowledgeable of adult learning theory

  3. Knowledgeable of teaching principles, methods, and modes

  4. Able to work with others and demonstrated leadership skills

  5. Knowledgeable of quality processes

  6. Able to participate in a professional organization

  • HEC

  • Job Director/Manager/Supervisor


Daily Schedule Full Time

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0150915

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.