Clinical Care Coordinator- Children's Heart Institute

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Clinical Care Coordinator- Children's Heart Institute

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Nursing

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240000TX

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Are you passionate about caring for children and families affected by congenital heart disease? Are you looking for a team that shares your same passion and dedication to the Congenital Heart Disease community? The Children’s Heart Institute is looking for a registered nurse (RN) to join the Pediatric and Congenital Heart surgery team. The ideal candidate will be experienced in the care of pediatric cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery patients. Working closely with the Cardiologists, Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Advanced Practice Providers, and clinical nursing staff, this RN facilitates communication between the members of the health care team, patients, and their care providers to enhance the quality of care provided to patients under the Heart Center Service Line. Supports nursing research by participating in research activities, when appropriate.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Effectively manages and coordinates all aspects of the patient care process, and documents patient care and outcomes per policy.

  2. Participates in regularly scheduled team conferences, as required, and collaborates with related health care providers in treatment, discharge planning and the provision of care.

  3. Implements and monitors patient care plans, navigates patient through the process and maintains and updates patient records as necessary. Ensures program and patient compliance.

  4. Functions as the nursing liaison with physicians, other multidisciplinary team members, and community agencies/resources.

  5. Serves as a resource for staff, to include the provision of information concerning evidenced based practice for procedures and other patient care developments.

  6. Participates in the development of nursing policies and instructional materials for staff/students.

  7. Prepares and maintains reports concerning operations, as requested.

  8. 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).

  9. Provides coaching and timely performance feedback to staff, as needed, and reports to supervisor for continued follow-up with staff.

  10. Assists supervisor with coordinating patient care conferences, etc., as indicated.

  11. Ensures timely completion of monitors / logs for quality control and performance improvement monitoring on the unit.

  12. 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.

  13. Manages other duties as assigned.


Current nursing licensure in the State of Texas.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in nursing plus three years nursing experience, OR

Associates degree in nursing plus five years nursing experience, OR

Nursing diploma (3 year program) plus four years nursing experience.

Minimum Experience:

Three (3) years of nursing experience with BSN

Four (4) years of nursing with a Nursing Diploma

Five (5) years of nursing experience with ADN

Physical 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 § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.


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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 Houston 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 Houston 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 Benefits

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