Clinical Nurse Care Manager I
Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.
Skills / Requirements
The Clinical Nurse Care Manager (CNCM I) position supports the healthcare team in transitional care by being a liaison between patients, their families, doctors, and health care providers. CNCM I facilitates transitional care, with the underlying objective of enhancing the quality of clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. In addition, the CNCM I helps to drive change by identifying areas where performance improvement is needed (e.g., day to day workflow, process improvements, patient satisfaction). CNCM I is accountable for patient's caseload and plans effectively in order to meet patient needs across the appropriately deemed continuum of care, provide family support, manage the length of stay, and promote efficient utilization of resources. CNCM I advocates for patients and coordinates patient's care and work with other health care professionals to determine patient's goals and create both short term and long term plans. CNCM I participates in quality improvement activities, exemplifies professionalism, and promotes a customer-friendly environment by utilizing ServiceFIRST behaviors in interactions with patients, families, and staff members.
Graduation from an accredited school of Nursing with a Bachelor's degree required.
License & Certifications:
Register Nurse; Licensed to practice nursing in the State of Texas.
Related specialty certification preferred
Basic Life Support
Three (3) years experience as RN in appropriate area assigned required;
One (1) year experience in Case Management, Quality Management, and Coding preferred.
One (1) year leadership/clinical experience preferred.
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing/ Correspondence, Writing/ Reports
Proficiencies: MS Word, P.C.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Medical Terms, Mathematics
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Travel, On Call
Equipment Operated: PC and typical medical equipment related to job duties.