Clinical Program Coordinator - Autism Center
Medical Center, Houston, TX
Shift and Salary Grade
Shift: Full Time 8am-5pm
Salary Grade: 12
Manage activities related to the clinical program, including coordination of activities related to evaluation and consultation; coordination of physicians/OR teams for surgical interventions, family communication and education; coordination of multidisciplinary team to assess and care for the patient, inpatients, discharge planning, outpatient follow-up; and data management for research, outcomes and reporting purposes.
Provide education to patients, families, communities and other hospital/medical staff concerning aspects of the disease; provide educational material for families and staff; promote program education to physician groups and the community; work with marketing team to create brand identity and awareness of the clinic. Coordinate activity for identification, evaluation and presentation of potential peripheral nerve candidates; assure patient care and testing are coordinated with consultants and primary care physicians; maintain scheduling of outpatient appointments; assist with obtaining necessary determination of benefits prior to beginning the evaluation process and final approval prior to any surgical procedures. Provide consistent follow-up with patients and families; ensure physician orders are carried out appropriately and results of diagnostic tests are collected and reported; coordinate interdisciplinary team conferences to review cases and determine plan of care; provide accurate assessment of the patient's medical condition when communicating with others and intervene to prevent potential problems or complications. Act as a liaison between the physicians and other staff. Maintain a database of potential patients.
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of nursing functions, basic anatomy and physiology and diagnostic procedures required. The ability to show diplomacy and tact to families with a child that has congenital abnormalities, communicate effectively and coordinate multiple departments efficiently required. Organization and attention to details are essential, as well as the ability to collect and manage data. The ability to demonstrate and perform generic and unit-based/critical competencies, including specific care of age and diagnosis appropriate patients; demonstrate positive interpersonal skills; utilize time and resources in a cost effective manner; demonstrate flexibility; demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills; delegation; operate basic medical equipment; read and analyze basic medical equipment; utilize a personal computer to include word processing and basic office equipment
Education, Licensure and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a clinical field: Nursing, Social Work, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech/Language Pathology or Audiology and a minimum three (3) years pediatrics experience (in program's specialty) required. One of the following Texas licenses is also required: RN; LMSW, LCSW, LMSW-ACP or LMSW-AP; RD or LD; PT; OT; CCC-SLP (ASHA) and SLP; Audiologist.
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