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Clinical Nurse Coordinator - Heart Center

Houston, TX, US
    Position: Clinical Nurse Coordinator - Heart Center
    Talent Area: Registered Nurse
    Full/Part Time: Full time
    Location: Houston, TX, US
    Department: Heart Center Admin
    Shift: Days
    Job ID: 411437

We are looking for and Clinical Nurse Coordinator (RN) – Heart Center - to focus on the Heart Center.  Providing daily customer service and relationship building will be essential, as well as managing communications will be important to this role.   Collaborates with ancillary departments to ensure timely and appropriate care, with almost no face-to-face patient interaction. 

Think you have what it takes?

  • to work within the Heart Center Access Team, a group of individuals focused on the support of incoming high acuity referrals, and facilitation of communication of clinical milestones and progress with external referring providers.  

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Nursing (preferred) 

Required License  

  • RN- Texas Board of Nursing and Nursing Licensure and compact
  • BLS- certificate Basic Life Support from AHA

Required Experience

  • 2 yrs. Nursing experience
  • Experience with High Acuity patients is preferred. (ICU, ER or CVICU) 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent Customer service skills 
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of nursing and surgical procedures. 
  • The ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, and Excel). 
  • The ability to problem solve and multi-task. 
  • The ability to work independently. 

Specific Duties 

  • 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 or other staff
  • Assists marketing team to create awareness of the services associated with the department and promotes brand identity.
  • Formulates, implements, and documents individualized teaching plan based on patient/family assessment 
  • Documents the care plan using standardized, understandable, readable language and recognizable terminology while using the plan to provide direction for other clinical members of the ambulatory nursing health care team. 

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.

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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.

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