Care Coordinator (RN) - Diabetes

 
Position: Care Coordinator (RN) - Diabetes

Job ID: 155377

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Diabetes/Endo Clinic

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.   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 Care Coordinator -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will assess, plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate the options and services required to meet the health needs of diabetes patients. The Care Coordinator will also report to the clinic manager to establish care and allocate resources associated with the patient's risk assessment. You will also assist the patient/patient's family in coping with illness by optimizing the patient's/family's self-care abilities and supporting their consumer rights.

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Responsibilities :

  • Assesses, develops, implements, and monitors a comprehensive plan of care through an interdisciplinary team process in conjunction with the patient/family in internal and external settings
  • Performs a comprehensive goal-focused and individualized assessment for patients referred for evaluation, to include patient/family’s biophysical, psychosocial, environmental, discharge planning needs and/or financial status
  • Facilitates and/or provides community education/outreach for patients when needed for health promotion for chronic disease management and health and wellness information
  • Ensures quality, cost-effective use of resources and facilitates access to care
  • Collaborates with community health education/outreach organizations and providers to promote health for children with complex health care needs
  • Engages in professional development
  • Prepares and monitors outcome data to assist in identification of improvement opportunities
  • Ability to take on a caseload of patients at one time


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree or technical diploma in nursing required
  • CDE license (Certified Diabetes Educator) or CDCES certification highly preferred
  • BSN preferred
  • Discharge planning experience preferred
  • RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing required
  • BLS certification from the American Heart Association required
  • PEARS certification from the American Heart Association, CCM certification from the Commission for Case Manager Certification, ACM certification from the American Case Management Association, or CCCTM - Certified Care Coordination and Transition Management by the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board, is preferred
  • 3 years’ nursing experience in an acute care setting required


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