Director of Nurses

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Lubbock, TX, USA
  • Aug 01, 2022
Full time Deans & Directors

Job Description



Director of Nurses


Position Description

Supervises and delegates nursing care of members of the health team. May perform nursing care based on staffing needs. Functions within the legal scope of practice and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organization and practice setting. Plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates patient care services. Provides supervision and direction to subordinate nursing staff to ensure a safe, efficient, and professional environment. Participates in the development and implementation of the mission, vision, and values of Managed Care including high quality and patient focused health care in conjunction with the regional operations director, regional medical director and chief nursing officer.

Org Level 7

691034 - West Regional Operations

Org Level 1

Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr


HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care


West Regional Operations

Major/Essential Functions

  • In conjunction with the regional operations director, regional medical director and chief nursing officer, participates in the development and implementation of the mission, vision, and values of Managed Care including high quality and patient focused health care.
  • Responsible for ensuring program and corporate compliance with primary health care policies and procedures, as  well as with those external regulatory bodies such as ACA, HIPPA, CLIA and other professional review and standards boards.
  • Monitors quality of patient clinical encounters to support decision making for delivery of optimal patient care. Collaborates with Quality Assurance Coordinator and other RDONs in identifying nurse educational needs across the sector. Develops training deployment plans to address gaps for sustainable improvement.
  • Investigate quality of care concerns.
  • Ensure staff compliance with the adopted health care plan as it relates to the stated objectives (problems/needs) of the organization's clinical goals and method of achieving the benchmarks listed. Identifies and promptly addresses  training needs.
  • In conjunction with the regional operations director, presents, facilitates, and leads assigned process improvement events using methods of culture appropriate team building, team energizing, data gathering and analysis, problem solving, and project management.
  • Analyzes and reviews relevant data and stats for performance reports and prepares other reports, as needed.
  • Plans, coordinates and directs broad and complex nursing management functions, across all disciplines.
  • Regularly conducts and documents facility visits/inspections of each supervising facility.
  • Responsible for nurse staffing for the assigned region. This includes frequent analysis of current staffing plans  versus staffing needs), recruitment, hiring and retention.
  • Lead the Nursing Quality Improvement Program for the region. This includes the continuous measurement,  evaluation, and improvement of the quality of care provided by TTUHSC Managed Care. Data collected from individual facilities will be used for continuous quality improvement initiatives.
About Managed Care

Since 1989, TTUHSC Managed Care has been providing clinical and operational support to correctional facilities throughout West Texas and other regional areas.  We serve approximately 30,000 patients utilizing a broad range of comprehensive medical and health services.  TTUHSC Managed Care strives to positively impact the lives of our patients, to include many who had no previous access to quality health care.  Learn more about TTUHSC Managed Care HERE

This valuable team member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC:
  • ONE TEAM unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission
  • KINDHEARTED exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands, and a positive attitude
  • INTEGRITY be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking
  • VISIONARY nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit
  • BEYOND SERVICE create and deliver positive defining moments
Benefits Offered
  • Generous paid time off, sick leave, and holiday schedule
  •  100% paid health insurance for full time employees, 50% paid for dependents
  • Dental, vision, long-term, and short-term disability benefits.
  • State of Texas pension plan that vests in 5 years.
  • State Employee tuition forgiveness and tuition assistance for continuing education
  • Medical liability insurance for all licensed health care employees.
  •  And much more.

Required Qualifications

Education: Graduated from an approved accredited nursing program. A combination of education and experience to equal nine (9) years of which two (2) are in a supervisory capacity.  

License/Certification: Current RN license in the State of Texas or ability to obtain a Texas license.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters Preferred

Required Attachments

Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Optional Attachments

Professional/Personal Reference, Professional License/Certification

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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Pay Basis


Pay Grade Minimum

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected

Pay Grade Maximum

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected

Grant Funded?


Job Type

Full Time

Job Group

Health Care Professional



Travel Required

Up to 50%

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