Advanced Care Provider Coordinator- CHI- Cardiac Critical Care

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Advanced Care Provider Coordinator- CHI- Cardiac Critical Care

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Advanced Care Providers

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001VD

McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston), a leading academic health center, invites applicants to apply to the Advanced Care Provider Coordinator position as a part of the UTHealth Houston Children’s Heart Institute, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Division.

This role works with and serves as a liaison for the Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners– Acute Care working in the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Heart Center Intensive Care Unit (CMHH HCICU).

The Children’s Heart Institute (CHI) is looking for a dedicated team member to join our Pediatric and Congenital Heart family. We are a team that is passionate about caring for children and their families affected by congenital heart disease and committed to the advancement in healthcare. Our patients in the CMHH HCICU are among the most complex patients in the world.

You will be a full-time employee at UTHealth of Houston and work as part of the team with the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. You will enjoy all of our benefits, including first rate healthcare options and an outstanding retirement program offered by the State of Texas.

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

  • Holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time

  • 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:

Coordinates NP and/or PA services in both a clinical and administrative role, in the Heart Center Intensive Care Unit (HICU). Coordinates staffing and orientation of assigned team members. Plans and conducts ongoing education and training. Maintains infection control/safety standards and be committed to providing and promoting patient-centered communication and care. Schedule includes a mixed rotation of shifts covering weekdays, nights, swing, holidays, and weekends.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Conducts complex, standardized patient care procedures which require experience and specialized training which would otherwise be performed by a physician, but which do not constitute the practice of medicine.

  2. Conducts independent and physician-supervised rounding on the Heart Center Intensive Care Unit (HICU).

  3. Performs relevant patient evaluations and assessments, and provides appropriate treatment; including monitoring and ordering medications.

  4. Coordinates, directs, and implements the patient’s plan of care

  5. Orders appropriate laboratory, diagnostic, and radiographic tests, and interprets results.

  6. Monitors the treatment program of the patient to inform the attending physician of pertinent medical information.

  7. Documents all patient encounters, records observations, interventions, and actions in a medically appropriate manner on the patient's medical record.

  8. Duties may include coordinating volunteer faculty, developing a calendar of events for department, and serving on committees to improve quality of patient care and to prepare for accreditation.

  9. Coordinates administrative services of Nurse Practitioners and/or Physician Assistants, and handles continuing education functions such as in-services and seminar series.

  10. Coordinates annual performance reviews in collaboration with assigned supervising physicians. This includes assuring compliance with all aspects of licensure and credentialing for assigned APPs.

  11. Attends, participates, contributes to and represents APPs in the assigned areas of responsibility on group/practice, facility or system-wide committees and/or meetings.

  12. Participates on hospital committees and task forces representing patient or community interests, and plans, develops, and implements a system designed to meet regulatory requirements for all Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements.

  13. Performs all record keeping and report submission required by regulatory agencies and committees.

  14. Develops a system to meet all Continuous Quality Improvement requirements.

  15. Responds to emergency situations.

  16. Performs other duties as assigned.


Have or be eligible for a DEA license

Current Texas Licensure as a Registered Nurse and Current Texas Licensure as an APRN-NP OR

Current Texas Licensure and Certification as a Physician Assistant

Current specialty certification as required by the department, excluding FNP certification unless paired with a post master’s certification in specialty. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified or specialty certification as required by department

Minimum Education:

Masters in Nursing as NP or Masters degree in Nursing with completion of a post-master Nurse Practitioner Certification Program OR Masters degree as PA.

Minimum Experience:

Four years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds 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

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

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