Clinical Care Coordinator (Internal Medicine)Texas Medical Center-Houston, TexasNursingMcGovern Medical School at UTHealthRequisition #: 210002VHPosition Summary:Performs safe, effective clinical care and coordination of care for children / adolescent, adult, and older adult patients utilizing the nursing process. Demonstrates advanced nursing skills aimed at ensuring optimal patient care, effective communication and unit efficiency. Supports nursing research by participating in research activities, when appropriate. Working with a high level team of cardiac professionals to provide advanced cardiac imaging services (Cardiac PET). Participate in an expanding department dedicated to providing safe personalized patient care in a busy highly technical environment.Position Key Accountabilities:Effectively manages and coordinates all aspects of the patient care process, and documents patient care and outcomes per policy.
Participates in regularly scheduled team conferences, as required, and collaborates with related health care providers in treatment, discharge planning and the provision of care.
Implements and monitors patient care plans, navigates patient through the process and maintains and updates patient records as necessary. Ensures program and patient compliance.
Functions as the nursing liaison with physicians, other multidisciplinary team members, and community agencies/resources.
Serves as a resource for staff, to include the provision of information concerning evidenced based practice for procedures and other patient care developments.
Participates in the development of nursing policies and instructional materials for staff/students.
Prepares and maintains reports concerning operations, as requested.
Assists in resolving interdepartmental / intradepartmental clinical problems and/or patient concerns, and leads identified performance improvement initiatives for the unit (chart reviews, PI initiatives, etc).
Provides coaching and timely performance feedback to staff, as needed, and reports to supervisor for continued follow-up with staff.
Assists supervisor with coordinating patient care conferences, etc., as indicated.
Ensures timely completion of monitors / logs for quality control and performance improvement monitoring on the unit.
May manage Human Resources activities of department in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations and salary planning.
Manages other duties as assigned.
Certification/Skills:Current nursing licensure in the State of Texas.Minimum Education:Bachelor’s degree in nursing plus three years nursing experience, ORAssociates degree in nursing plus five years nursing experience, ORNursing diploma (3 year program) plus four years nursing experience.Minimum Experience:Three (3) years of nursing experience with BSNFour (4) years of nursing with a Nursing DiplomaFive (5) years of nursing experience with ADNPhysical Requirements:Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.Security Sensitive:This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.UTHealth BenefitsUTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.https://www.uth.edu/benefits/benefits-summary.htmEqual Employment Opportunity StatementUTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.UTHealth does not currently have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. However, affiliated partners maintain their own immunization policies. All UTHealth employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate's rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination requirements. UTHealth will endeavor to mark open positions which are subject to COVID-19 vaccination requirements marked accordingly.