Patient Care Coord-Correctional Health
At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Skills / Requirements
Job Summary - CORRECTIONAL HEALTH
The Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) is responsible for coordinating activities to facilitate patient care including monitoring, maintaining, and promoting patient's compliance with disease management, wellness/preventive services, appointments, scheduling, referrals, tests, and follow-up visits. The PCC serves as a point of contact, advocate, and information resource for patient, family, care team, payers, and community resources. The coordinator facilitates patient access to appropriate resources and utilization of available systems and processes. The PCC complies with quality standards and practices necessary to meet outcome targets for patient populations. All of the above reference activities can occur telephonically, in-clinic, and/or in the patient's home.
Degree: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
License & Certification:
Current licensure as Licensed Vocational Nurse in the state of Texas.
Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
Three (3) years experience in acute or post-acute care.
Previous experience in caring for chronic disease patients preferred.
Previous Care Coordination, Case Management or Home Health experience preferred.
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Writing /Correspondence, Writing /Reports
Language Skills: Bilingual Skills Required; Preferred Language(s): Spanish
Proficiencies: MS Word, P.C.
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Analytical, Medical Terms
Work Schedule: Weekends, Flexible, Overtime, Travel 75%
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Be attentive to details
Ability to communicate proficiently through technology (e.g., email, etc.).
Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner.
Competent in Microsoft Office to include Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook
Equipment Operated: Computer and other office equipment