The Patient Care Coordinator nurse provides clinically-based care coordination to support the delivery of safe, effective, timely, patient centered care. The care coordinator has accountability for individual patients ensuring quality clinical outcomes and discharge planning for patients within the assigned caseload. The Patient Care Coordinator is responsible for know the patient's "story" and connecting the patient's story to the medical condition and treatment plan. Ensures that every patient receives high-quality, coordinated care from admission through transitional care.
In order to concurrently impact clinical outcomes, this person focuses on evidence based practice as a mechanism to assure quality care. The Patient Care Coordinator creates and organizes a discharge plan appropriate to the patient's needs and resources in conjunction with patient, family and health care team. The nurse in this role is responsible for establishing professional relationships with the patient, family, community, organization and the caregivers and providers. In addition, the Patient Care Coordinator must have understanding of the disease, the trajectory of illness, the treatment plan, the standards of care and the expected outcome and LOS for the case type.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.