We’re hunting for a Clinical Nurse Coordinator, someone who’s ready to be part of the best ranked children’s hospital in Texas, and among the best in the nation. In this position, you will manage daily clinical and personnel activities for the Department. Participates and coordinates the delivery of high
quality, family centered and developmentally appropriate patient care. Collaborates with ancillary departments to ensure timely and appropriate care.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
Job Duties & Responsibilities
- Responsible and accountable for the daily care coordination of patients within area of clinical subspecialty.
- Utilizes evidence-based nursing interventions during clinical visits, telephone encounters, and electronic communications according to state regulations, regulatory agency standards, and organizational policies and procedures.
- Determines which standards of care and practice apply to the patient; coordinates and communicates this information to other health care team members to meet patient needs.
- Coordinates visits with physicians, ensures appropriate consultations in hospital by working with the coordinators.
- Coordinates visits with diagnostic imaging department and appropriate sub-specialists.
- Coordinates initial education of patients by phone.
- Assists intake coordinator with initial appointment.
- Assists with pre-approval of procedures through conversations with insurance verifiers and case managers if necessary.
- Ensures appropriate patients are presented at weekly multi-disciplinary case conference for care plan design and care coordination.
- Provides follow-up to referring physicians through written documentation based on recommendations for clinical management discussed at the weekly multidisciplinary conference.
- Uses appropriate evidence-based assessment, complex interviewing techniques and instruments related to ambulatory care nursing in collecting pertinent patient, family, or population specific data.
- Coordinates communication among the coordinators and other staff.
- Helps coordinate new and ongoing clinical research studies including IRB enrollment and data collection by working with the research department and Quality and Outcomes
- Provides education concerning various aspects of care.
- Coordinates nursing care of patients across various departments and subspecialty services by demonstrating commitment to team, flexibility, professional interpersonal, communication, critical thinking, and customer service skills.
- Collects and maintains data on patient referrals and consults, and effectively manages program.
- Collaborates with other members of the team and other key stakeholders.
- Ensures staffing needs are met.
Skills & Requirements
- 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 unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
- Required Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or Associate's Degree in nursing with acceptance or current enrollment in a BSN program and signed agreement or an associate’s degree in a related field accepted by the Texas Board of Nursing for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining an RN license or Technical diploma in nursing with acceptance or 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
- Required RN - Lic-Registered Nurses by the Texas Board of Nursing or Nursing Licensure Compact and BLS - Cert-Basic Life Support BLS – Cert-Basic Life Support by the American Heart Association
- Required 2 years of nursing experience
About Texas Children’s
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.
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.