Clinical Nurse Coordinator - International Patient Services

 
Position: Clinical Nurse Coordinator - International Patient Services

Job ID: 143920

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: INTL PATIENT SERVICES

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Days

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, a second community hospital opening in 2017. 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 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Clinical Nurse Coordinator – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll manage daily clinical and personnel activities for the Department. You will participate and coordinate the delivery of high quality, family centered and developmentally appropriate patient care. Lastly, you will be asked to collaborate with ancillary departments to ensure timely and appropriate care.

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Responsibilities :

 

  • Coordinates visits with physicians, ensures appropriate consultations in hospital by working with the Coordinators
  • Assists with pre-approval of procedures through conversations with insurance verifiers and case managers if necessary
  • 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 follow-up to referring physicians through written documentation based on recommendations for clinical management discussed at the weekly multidisciplinary conference
  • Assists the coordinators and/or other members of the healthcare team in providing education to patients, families, communities and other hospital/medical staff concerning various aspects of care
  • Communicates effectively with physicians, house staff, nurses, financial counselors, social workers, pastoral care and others involved with the patients
  • Ensures an accurate, current, and comprehensive database of all sub--specialty patients is maintained
  • Develops and maintains procedures for all patients seen in the department
  • Acts as a patient advocate in maintaining communication and promoting continuity of patient care within department, multidisciplinary teams, and referring/community physicians
  • Supports staff in the development of their schedules and monitors effectiveness of process on staffing needs


Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing, or Diploma in Nursing (Bachelor of Science in Nursing is preferred)
  • Current RN license in the state of Texas
  • Three (3) years of nursing experience
  • The ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, and Excel)
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently
  • The ability to problem solve and multi-task
  • The ability to handle confidential patient information are required
  • Knowledge of pediatric nursing and surgical procedures is preferred


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