Baylor Scott & White Health Director of Nursing - Buda in Buda, Texas

The Director of Nursing will serve as the on-site nursing leader for our newest Austin market acute care hospital which opens in 2019. Located in the growing community of Buda, located just south of Austin. This role oversees the operational, personnel and fiscal management of the hospital with an emphasis on high quality, cost effective patient care. The Director of Nursing is responsible for overseeing the care provided by Registered Nurses in the hospital, managing the budget and staffing, and ensuring that patients, nurses and hospital administrators are satisfied with the operation of the department.

Key Job Duties

  • Oversee the operational, personnel and fiscal management of assigned areas of responsibility with an emphasis on high quality, cost effective patient care.

  • Monitor daily productivity, addressing variance from established standards and adjust staffing to maintain established productive standard.

  • Establish annual unit-specific quality improvement goals, conduct monitoring, analysis, process changes, reporting and re-evaluation of prepared goals to Nursing Quality Council and Clinic Quality Council.

  • Investigate adverse events, review data and findings, assessing for trends, acting on self- remediation needs and identify opportunities for development.

  • Collaborate with non-nursing departments to establish processes and address issues which enhance the provision of patient care and satisfaction.

  • Conduct and participate in daily rounds to identify immediate needs, monthly patient room rounds, monthly Environment of Care Rounds, Tracers, and Patient Safety Rounds, and acts on findings in a timely manner.

  • Establish opportunities to acquire input, to include unit monthly Action Unit Committees, input at staff meetings and other creative mechanisms.

  • Comply with requirements of regulatory, licensing, and accrediting agencies. Design measurements and tools to evaluate achievement and education strategies.

  • Identify and clearly communicate communication gaps in staff knowledge and/or competency.

    Desired Key Experiences and Attributes

  • Experience at the director level effectively leading multiple nursing units and varied service lines

  • Experienced leading in a magnet culture

  • LEAN proficient

  • Leading projects related to bedside patient care within a multidisciplinary team approach

  • Benefits - Our competitive benefits package includes*:

    Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits

    401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%

    Tuition Reimbursement

    PTO accrual beginning Day 1

    *Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.

Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation's exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it's accepting a calling!


  • Bachelor's Degree in nursing required

  • Master's Degree required

  • Registered Nurse (RN) license required

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience required

As a health care system committed to improving the health of those we serve, we are asking our employees to model the same behaviors that we promote to our patients. As of January 1, 2012, Baylor Scott & White Health no longer hires individuals who use nicotine products.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.