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By: Kamani lynch Career portals p.8

My specific job
My specific job

My specific job is a RN coordinator

What care coordinators do
What care coordinators do

  • Conducts assessment of patients on assigned Care Coordination team to develop a case management plan of care.

  • Gathers information from patient, physicians, other pertinent members of the healthcare team.

  • Communicates plan of care to patient and their family providing updates and reassesses the plan of care to determine effectiveness.

  • Collaborates with the healthcare team to identify “best” practices for achieving patient outcomes.

Work environment
Work environment

  • You might find yourself working in a hospital, a doctor’s office, a dental office, a health clinic, a medical practice, a specialty care center or a nursing and rehabilitation facility.

  • You’ll be surrounded by nurses and doctors that provide the patient care, as well as administrative personnel who help keep the work environment functioning.


  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Nursing

  • Experience:

  • - Must have four years of hospital or community based patient care nursing, preferably in

  • assigned clinical area.

  • - Prefer case management, utilization review, and/or discharge planning experience.

  • Equivalent Experience

  • - May have an equivalent combination of education and experience to substitute for the

  • experience requirement.

  • - Must have current RN license or valid temporary permit with the Texas Board of

  • Nursing; or, valid Compact RN license

  • - Must maintain current healthcare provider CPR course completion card.

  • - Prefer Accreditation for Care Management (ACM) from American Care Manager

  • Association, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Nursing Case Management

  • Certification, or National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM).

    • - Prefer Texas Department of Health Targeted Case Management (TCM) 90- day training

  • certificate.

  • Skills or special abilities
    Skills or Special Abilities

    • Provides care to assigned patient population in accordance with the current State of

    • Texas Nursing Practice Act, established protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, and

    • clinical area specific standards.

    • Applicants must pass Medication Examination prior to hospital orientation. Current

    • Parkland employees requesting reassignment to role must have current Medication

    • Examination on file.


    • RN coordinators make 68,000 a year