The Lead Medical Coordinator (LMC) 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 LMC 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.
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
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::
Three-Five years of experience in directing medical services in a health care setting with pediatric/adolescence population.
Foreign Graduates in Medical Sciences (e.g. physicians and nurses): Applicants from countries or territories outside the USA must meet the criteria validated by the appropriate USA Institutions E.g. Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for physicians and the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)
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).
Valid Drivers’ License.
Willingness to work a flexible schedule and be on-call evenings and weekends.
Comply with annual training requirements/licensure/certifications.
Must demonstrate exceptional:
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problem, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to effectively present information to executive management, public groups, and/management team. Ability to communicate and respond to common inquiries or complaints from both clients and staff from a variety of disciplines.
SUPERVISORY SKILLS: Ability to carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Two-three years of full-time experience in a pediatric hospital, clinic, medical dep or physician’s office.
Two-three years of experience in directing medical services in a health care setting with pediatric population.
Cultural competence and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse Unaccompanied Minors population.
Experience must focus on community-based programs, and/or direct practical experience with UM
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
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.