Care Coordinator

 
Position: Care Coordinator

Job ID: 160739

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: WC Care Management

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is Houston’s first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children in one of the city’s most rapidly growing communities in the area from Sugar Land to Bryan-College Station, Texas. Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, our 515,007-square-foot hospital houses the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in the Greater West Houston area, four operating rooms, 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 46 acute care beds, advanced imaging services including MRI and CT scans, a neurophysiology sleep lab, a pathology lab and a full-scale pharmacy. To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org. Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for a Care Coordinator – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will assess, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the options and services required to meet an individual’s health needs utilizing a collaborative approach. Additionally, you will provide comprehensive on-going case management services to patients by coordinating and managing care of patients to meet multiple service needs cross the continuum of care. You will also ensure optimal patient outcomes that address quality, service, customer satisfaction and cost effectiveness. The care coordinator will partner with the physician to establish care and allocate resources associated with the patient’s risk assessment and assist the patient/patient’s family in coping with illness by optimizing the patient’s/family’s self-care abilities and supporting their consumer rights.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Assesses, develops, implements, and monitors a comprehensive plan of care through an interdisciplinary team process in conjunction with the patient/family in internal and external settings
  • Ensures quality, cost-effective use of resources and facilitates access to care
  • Collaborates with community health education/outreach organizations and providers to promote health for children with complex healthcare needs
  • Engages in professional development
  • Prepares and monitors outcome data to assist in identification of improvement opportunities
  • Demonstrates commitment to team, flexibility, professional interpersonal, communication, critical thinking, and customer service skills
  • Uses positive and effective interpersonal skills when dealing with patients/families, visitors, peers, and other healthcare team members
  • Serves as a patient/family advocate while caring for patients and collaborating with other healthcare team members
  • Assists in creating a positive work environment that promotes productivity, mentoring, teamwork, and cooperation
  • Participates in the orientation and training of new department members


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing or associate’s degree in nursing with acceptance or current enrollment in a BSN program and signed agreement or technical diploma in nursing with acceptance or current enrollment in a BSN program or be enrolled in a nursing bridge program working toward an MSN verified BSN-equivalency is required
  • RN and BLS required
  • PEARS, CCM, ACM preferred
  • 3 years’ nursing experience in an acute care setting required
  • 3 years’ experience in community health, complex pediatric patient care, home care, case management, managed care, or utilization review preferred
  • Discharge planning experience preferred

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.



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