MD Anderson Cancer Center Director, Clinical Nursing - Surgical Units in Houston, Texas


The Director, Clinical Nursing - Surgical Units will provide strategic leadership to the internal and external nursing community in the areas of patient care, education, research and quality. Leadership should promote a professional nursing practice environment consistent with a world-class cancer center. The Director will develop and maintain collegial and collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders across the institution to positively impact the business of nursing and patient care outcomes. These partnerships include ongoing collaboration with physician leaders from respective areas of responsibility. Responsibilities include all aspects of patient safety clinical operations, education, research, customer service, finance, human resources, quality outcome management and regulatory compliance.



Required: Eight years of nursing experience in acute care hospital setting is required, including five years of management/leadership experience. Management experience must reflect expansion of role scope and complexity over time.

Preferred: Ten years of management/leadership experience reflecting increasing responsibility for nursing practice in highly complex organizations.


Required: Bachelor's in Nursing and Master's in Nursing or related field

Preferred: Doctoral (PhD, DNS or DNP)


Required: Licensed as a Registered Nurse; certification from a national certifying body


MD Anderson Cancer Center is committed to encouraging good health and staying true to our mission to end cancer. As part of its efforts to achieve these goals of a tobacco-free hiring process, if you are offered a position at MD Anderson Cancer Center, you will be subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Screen for tobacco compounds in compliance with applicable state laws.


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