Southwest Key Programs Inc.

  • Assistant Lead Medical Coordinator

    Location US-TX-Channelview
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/8/2019 5:32 PM)
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  • Job Summary:

    The Assistant Lead Medical Coordinator (ALMC) is responsible for guiding and ensuring the quality of nursing services, treatment, and/or interventions provided to Unaccompanied Minor’s (UM) in the programs. The ALMC is devoted to the delivery of medical care in our setting with the emphasis on disease prevention and health maintenance. Additional responsibilities include ensuring compliance with regulations in policy development and implementation according to State Licensing and ORR, as well as on-going program refinement based on advances in the program.

    Essential Functions:

    • Conducting and evaluating surveillance activities that ensure sanitary measures in the programs
    • Coordinates and supervise medical staff, and is responsible for evaluate their performance and skills.
    • Coordinate regional meetings, training, and presentations for professional development of the medical staff.
    • Create and implemented tools to monitor and audit the performance of the medical departments.
    • Creating strategies and action plans for the prevention of outbreaks. Investigates possible outbreaks and the marshaling of proper resources in response in the event of a confirmed outbreak.
    • Develops and coordinates the infection prevention and control program through the facilities. Implements policies establish and evaluating processes related to patient care infection control measures.
    • Directs and assist in preparing reports and statistical data for the infection control analysis of the programs
    • Identify and apply the recommendations from Public Health Departments, CDC and ORR
    • Monitor health services provided by other professionals and medical care coordinators as they relate to patient care in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures, State Licensing and Federal guidelines.
    • Must be sensitive to the needs of the minors in UMP, in the areas of health and social services as one component.
    • Participate in the development and delivery of on the job training for nurses, and medical staff as needed.
    • Performs nursing consultations and other duties as assigned within the scope of nursing services.
    • Prepares written reports and presentations related to medical programming, and deliver to appropriate audiences as needed. Update and audit the program charts, data bases PCC, Asana, ETO, UAC Portal, SIRs, TAR and other related reports.
    • Provide health management, effective communication, and leadership in the execution and direction of quality services to minors, staff and medical staff.
    • Recommends Infection control procedures that are cost effective by accurately forecasting budgetary needs to maintain a safe environment for children in care

    Other Functions:

    • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
    • Develop and maintain effective communication and working relationships with staff, co-workers, physicians, and UM
    • Develop and expand medical, specialty and dental services with local providers.
    • Maintain Health Information Privacy HIPAA.
    • The ability to maintain control and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
    • Coordinating the staffing of medication errors, significant incident reports and other incidents as needed.
    • Demonstrate the ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
    • Develop and maintain ongoing partnerships and communication with medical providers and other agencies.
    • Respond and comply to individual emergency medical needs immediately.
    • Maintain professional, confidential and ethical standards guidelines by Southwest Key and other entities.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Licensed practical nurse (LPN) or Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse (PEDIATRIC LPN) AND Licensure according to State requirements.
      • Must have graduated from an approved LVN nursing program approved by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
      • Must have passed the appropriate VN/PN NCLEX Exam approved by the TBON (so no Board Constructed).
    • Cleared Tuberculosis test results.
    • Immunization documentation: Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Td/Tdap), Varicella, Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Hepatitis A and B.
    • Cleared background check from appropriate entity.
    • Cleared drug test results (for Texas programs only)
    • Bilingual (Spanish/English)
    • Willingness to work a flexible schedule and be on-call evenings and weekends.
    • Comply with annual training requirements/licensures/certifications.
    • Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire.
    • Must possess a valid U.S. Driver’s License and eligible to drive to facilitate program services as per contractual requirements.
    • Required to wear scrub uniforms. (Pewter Gray or Navy Scrubs)


    • Two-three years of full-time experience in a hospital, clinic, medical record department or physician’s office.
    • Two-three years of experience in file maintenance working with troubled adolescents or youth services; may include part-time, volunteer or internship experience.

    Physical Demands:

    • Bending, stooping, and lifting a minimum of 15-25 lbs required to complete daily tasks
    • Must have the ability to remain in standing position for extended periods of the work day

    Work Environment:

    Ability to work a flexible work schedule is required dependent upon the department, facility or program in which s/he works and job duties assigned. Work schedules are subject to variation from time to time depending on the needs of the department, facility or program. The work is performed in a shelter setting, which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. In order to satisfactorily perform all job duties for this position, medical provider and staff are expected to be available to work at any time as directed by his/her supervisor. Ability to travel in and out State if needed of the time.


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