Registered Nurse or Care Coordinator

Job scope: 

Preferred: Registered Nurse (RN) is a key position with the Care Coordination System of Care.  The RN reviews data (electronic and hard copy) to determine the level of need of individuals referred to the program.  The RN analyzes the data to determine risk factors related to physical health, mental health, behavioral health, substance use, and social determinants of health.  The RN assists in determining the type of care coordination services, the intensity, and frequency of those services.  The RN communicates and coordinates with treatment providers to inform of identified need/concern and to cover needed services on recovery plans.  The RN may deploy as needed to make face to face assessments and evaluations on individuals served.  Will assist in the development of risk stratification to prioritize need in those served.  Educates other Care Coordination team members as needed on behavioral health/physical health indicators. 

Care Coordinator (QMHP) assists individuals to lead lives of dignity and independence through the completion of needs assessment and the provision of support activities in accessing resources including housing, employment, basic needs, primary care, and linkage to natural supports.  Care Coordinator will continue to assess and follow up on individual's needs, and level of satisfaction. This position will encourage the use of home and community resources, appropriate to individual's preference and needs, to reduce the risk of crisis and allow the individual to remain in the least restrictive environment.  Insures documentation is completed within required guidelines and meets or exceeds DSHS standards.  Is knowledgeable of community resources and effectively engages individual.  Insures individual and other stakeholder participation (as is appropriate) in all aspects of Care Coordination support activities.  Effectively communicates and interfaces with allied service providers. 

Education/licensure:  Registered Nurse with a Bachelors of Nursing/Science or in a Human Service related field preferred or Bachelors degree in a Human Service field that meets the criteria of QMHP.

Current RN licensure in the State of Texas or compact license.

Current valid driver's license in state of residence with auto insurance as required by state.

Experience/Knowledge:

RN- Requires advanced organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.

Requires advanced communication and interpersonal skills that allows the employee to professionally and effectively interact with a wide range of stakeholders.

Functions as a team member and actively participates in continuous quality improvement activities.

Demonstrates aptitude for logical and deliberate problem solving and decision making.

Must demonstrate understanding of cultural sensitive, trauma informed and person centered principles and practices.

Demonstrates knowledge of standards of nursing practice for Registered Nurses or 

QMHP - Requires a basic understanding of mental illness, assessment processes and how to access professional/community resources. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Physical requirements that are bona fide occupational qualifications essential to the performance of the job:

Mobile and able to bend and reach during 8-12 hour day

Must be able to adequately complete SAMA, First Aid and CPR training

Work endurance sufficient to work an 8-12 hour day