Clinical Program Coordinator (Social Worker) - Foster Care Clinic

Position: Clinical Program Coordinator (Social Worker) - Foster Care Clinic

Job ID: 164127

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p

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Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at  At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for all of our patients and families 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.


We are searching for a Clinical Program Coordinator for the Foster Care Clinic - someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will coordinate all activities related to the clinical program. This includes but is not limited to: coordination of all activities related to evaluation and consultation, coordination of Physicians / OR teams for surgical interventions, family communication and education, coordination of multidisciplinary teams to assess and care for the patient, care of the inpatients, discharge planning, outpatient follow-up as well as pertinent data management for the program/clinic for research, outcomes and/or reporting purposes.


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Responsibilities :

  • Provides education to those in need. Provides education to patients, families, communities, and other hospital/medical staff
  • Provides appropriate educational material for families and staff as observed by the clinic chief and/or designee
  • Promotes education about the program to physician groups as well as in the community as observed by the clinic chief or designee. Work with multi-institution marketing team to create awareness of and brand identity for the Clinic
  • Coordinates all activities necessary for the program/clinic. Coordinates all activity for identification, evaluation, and presentation of potential patients according to Departmental policy as observed by Clinic Chief or attending physician
  • Assures that all patient care and testing are coordinated with consultants and primary care physicians
  • Accurately maintains scheduling of outpatient appointments, including consultant evaluations, necessary testing, and visits in a timely and efficient manner
  • Assist with obtaining necessary determination of benefits prior to beginning the evaluation process and final approval prior to any surgical procedures.
  • Provides follow-up on patients. Provides patients and families consistent and complete follow-up information including signs and symptoms of difficulties, and follow-up appointments on an ongoing basis as observed by Clinic Chief or designee’s review
  • Coordinates interdisciplinary team conferences to review cases and determine agreed upon plan of care
  • Provides accurate assessment of the patient’s medical condition when communicating with physicians and hospital personnel. Intervenes appropriately to prevent potential problems or complications
  • Acts as a patient advocate in maintaining communication and promoting continuity of care between clinical program and referring and community physicians
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with patients, patient support system, peers, physicians and other hospital departments
  • Responds to telephone inquiries in a timely, professional, and courteous manner as evidenced by satisfaction surveys, customer complaints, and supervisory observation


  • 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
  • Graduation from an educational program applicable to the program specialty (the area of the applicable license)
  • Licenses/Certifications: LMSW - Licensed Master Social Worker by the Texas Behavioral Health Ex Counc (TBHEC), LCSW - Lic Clinical Social Worker by the Texas Behavioral Health Ex Counc (TBHEC), LMSW-AP - Lic Mas Soc Wkr - Adv Pract by the Texas Behavioral Health Ex Counc (TBHEC), LBSW - Lic Baccalaureate SocialWorker by the Texas Behavioral Health Ex Counc (TBHEC), RD - Cert-Registered Dietitian by the American Dietetic Association, LD - Licensed Dietitian by the Texas Department of Licensing, PT - Physical Therapist by the Texas Board of OT Examiners, OT - Occupational Therapist by the Texas Board of OT Examiners, CCC-SLP - Cert-Speech Language Pathology by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology – Texas, TX-SLP - Texas Speech Language Patholog by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology – Texas, TXAUDLIC - Texas Audiology License by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology – Texas, LPC - Licensed Prof Counselor by the Texas Behavioral Health Ex Counc (TBHEC), MT-BC - Music Therapy-Board Cert by the Certification Board for Music Therapists, ATR - Art Therapist Registered by the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATBC), ATR-BC - Art Therapist-Board Certified by the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATBC), MBM-CERT Mind-Body Med Cert by the The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (Initial or Advanced Certification accepted
  • 3 years licensed clinical experience
  • LMSW, LCSW, LBSW, or LPC preferred 

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