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Clinical Director CICU – Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Tyler, Texas


Clinical Director CICU

Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Tyler, Texas

Trinity Mother Frances Health System (TMFHS) is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization and the region’s preferred health care provider. With a proud tradition of 75 years of dedicated service to the people of east Texas, TMFHS: Trinity Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler (TMF); The Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital (Heart Hospital); Mother Frances Hospital-Jacksonville; Mother Frances Hospital-Winnsboro; Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital; Tyler ContinueCARE Hospital; and Trinity Clinic. TMF was the only hospital in Texas to be the recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, the Outstanding Patient Experience Award and the Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety Excellence. In addition, TMF is ranked among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for clinical excellence.

TMF, a 404-bed, Level II Trauma Center, provides some of the most innovative and advanced technology and healing concepts in the world. The Hospital offers a complete range of services including: trauma care, women’s services, pediatric services, the Neuroscience Institute, advanced orthopedic and cardiac care. The Heart Hospital, an 84-bed, free-standing specialty hospital connected to TMF, offers a comprehensive program—from diagnosis through recovery—that focuses on the unique needs of patients with cardiac illnesses. Building upon more than 25 years of pioneering heart care, the new facility opened in December of 2012 and launched a new era in improved cardiac care and patient safety. The hospital offers leading-edge programs in minimally invasive and robotic heart and thoracic surgery, treatment of arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, acute myocardial infarction (MI), and peripheral vascular disease, along with outstanding programs focused on cardiac rehabilitation, patient education and research.

The facility includes: 6 Operating room suites, a 24-bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), 24-bed Cardiac Telemetry Intermediate Care Unit, 24-bed EP/Vascular Unit, 12-bed Cardiac Observation Unit, OR/PACU, Cardiac Cath Lab and EP lab. In the past two decades, more than 10,000 open heart surgeries have been performed at TMFH. The Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital is the first and only heart hospital in the region and was recently named Truven Top 50 Cardiovascular Facility and in June of 2014 was ranked in the top 15 hospitals by Consumer Reports for top-scores in heart surgery for bypass and valve surgeries.

The Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital is seeking a highly motivated experienced professional to assume the role of Clinical Director of CICU. The position reports to the Chief Nursing Officer for the Heart Hospital, Debra Taylor, who was promoted to this position in 2012. Deb formerly served as the Divisional Director of Outpatient Cardiology. The Clinical Director will collaborate with the CNO regarding the daily clinical leadership and operation for the unit. The Director will support the practice of nursing by modeling best nursing practice, leading change through the use of the unit based council, base decisions on current evidence in nursing practice and ensure compliance with regulations.


Bachelor’s degree required and a Master’s preferred (one degree must be in Nursing); certification in specialty area desired. Current BCLS and ACLS. Magnet experience preferred.

  • A minimum of 3-5 years clinical experience plus 1-3 years management experience in related area.
  • Ability to mentor and develop charge nurses and establish a vision to engage and motivate staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with physician leaders and department leaders.
  • Exceptional customer service skills and positive physician relationships.
  • Contemporary knowledge of nursing practice, strong communication and collaboration skills.

Bowen & Briggs, Inc., is partnering with Kirby Bates Associates to conduct this search. Please contact us in confidence to learn more about this opportunity:

Jason Cox, Search Specialist
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