Care Coordinator - Behavioral Health (West or Woodlands Campus)

 
Position: Care Coordinator - Behavioral Health (West or Woodlands Campus)

Job ID: 163296

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Department: WOO CARE MANAGEMENT

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is north Houston’s first true, free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and adolescents. Hospital facilities include 24 emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms and acute care beds, as well as a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).   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.  At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   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 – Behavioral Health - 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:

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

  • 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
  • Behavioral health experience strongly preferred


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