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, in order 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 degree in nursing with acceptance or current enrollment in a BSN program and signed agreement (see comments below) or an associate 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 (see comments below). Or must be currently enrolled in a nursing bridge program working toward an MSN. Verified BSN-equivalency or a signed agreement is required.
- NEW HIRES AND TRANSFERS FROM TCP/TCU OR HP/HPC EFFECTIVE 4/1/19: New hires, current TCP/TCU employee, and HP/HPC employees who enter the role effective 4/1/19 require either (1) a bachelor's degree or (2) an associate degree or technical diploma with current enrollment in a BSN program and a signed agreement to obtain a BSN.
- TRANSFERS FROM TCH/TWS/TPG EFFECTIVE 4/1/19:Current Texas Children's employees already in RN-required jobs who enter the role effective 4/1/19 require either a Bachelor's degree in nursing, an associate degree in nursing or an associate degree in a related field accepted by the Texas Board of Nursing for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining an RN license, or a Technical Diploma in Nursing.
- EMPLOYEES IN THE JOB PRIOR TO 4/1/19: Current incumbents who were in the job prior to4/1/19, require either a bachelor's degree in nursing, an associate degree in nursing or a Technical Diploma in Nursing.
- 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 issued by the American Heart Association
- Required 2 years of nursing experience