Registered Nurse (Rehabilitation Care Coordinator)

 
Position: Registered Nurse (Rehabilitation Care Coordinator)

Job ID: 164163

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: PM&R ADMINISTRATION

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

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 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 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.  

Summary:

We are searching for a Rehab Care Coordinator (Registered Nurse) — someone to serve as an integral member of the interdisciplinary Inpatient Rehabilitation Team through proactive planning, organizing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating services provided to patients admitted to the IRU. Responsible for ensuring consistency and quality of the referral/admission process, direct patient/family pre-admission assessment, coordination of patient admission to the IRU, team collaboration to ensure a safe discharge, referral source marketing and community liaison. Responsible for ensuring payer funding through verification and securing of admission pre-authorizations, continual case management of patient goals and outcomes within effective and appropriate time frames and ensuring that payer/regulatory conditions are met.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Conducts a thorough and systematic pre-admission assessment of the patient’s current status, addressing the following components: Current and past medical history, physical/functional/cognitive level, psychosocial/ behavioral issues, environmental/ cultural needs, support system involvement, and financial resources
  • Coordinates, facilitates, monitors, and assesses the plan of care for patients throughout the episode and continuum of care to achieve the optimal clinical and financial outcomes. Oversees discharge planning and facilitates safe transitions to community settings
  • In collaboration with the Care Management Department, serves as a liaison between members of the interdisciplinary care team, community providers, payer sources, and patient/family to ensure safe and effective plans and smooth transitions between internal and external levels of care
  • In collaboration with the Care Management Department, effectively and efficiently oversees the plan of care to optimally assure clinical and financial outcomes
  • In collaboration with the IRU interdisciplinary team, identifies opportunities for improvement, participates in data collection and analysis, contributes to problem solving and actions to be taken and assesses effectiveness of those actions implemented
  • Within the nursing scope of practice, the IRU Care Coordinator continuously assesses self-knowledge and competencies to ensure job performance


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 Associates degree in Nursing or a related field AND current enrollment in a BSN program and signed agreement, OR must be currently enrolled in a nursing bridge program working toward an MSN. Verified BSN-equivalency or a signed agreement is required
  • RN - Registered Nurses Texas Board of Nursing or Nursing Licensure Compact
  • BLS Required
  • 3 years Professional nursing experience required
  • Experience in Case Management/Coordination, Quality Management, Utilization Review, or discharge planning preferred
  • Experience in Pediatrics and/or CRRN (Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse) preferred
  • Bilingual preferred


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