Title:  Nurse Care Manager-Bariatrics Program Coordinator

Division:  Surgery
Schedule:  Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $63,151 to $87,149
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  11185


The Bariatric Program Coordinator provides professional leadership in working with and educating the bariatric practice staff, hospital personnel, referring physicians, and patients. Additionally, this individual will provide oversight of ongoing Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Project (MBSAQIP) compliance, oversight of    ongoing multidisciplinary team meetings for the bariatric surgery program    and act as a liaison between the hospital and the Baylor St. Luke’s Weight Loss Program (BSLMC).

Job Duties

  • Manages Accreditation criteria to ensure the BSLMC Weight Loss Program meets expectations set forth by governing agencies. Maintains and ensures compliance of all policies and procedures that guide and support the assigned services. These include, but are not limited to Joint Commission requirements, federal and state regulations, MBSAQIP standards, regulatory standards, etc. 10%
  • Collaborates on an ongoing basis with Medical Director, clinic staff and physicians, promoting positive communication techniques and the ability to problem solve at every level.  8%
  • Works with Medical Director to anticipate and identify the needs of the center and creatively implements solutions to problems. Integrates Evidence Based Practice into clinic improvements. 8%
  • Provides orientation/education for center and hospital staff, students, and other hospitals and community organizations, as requested.  5%
  • Administers nursing care to patients; includes assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating the patient's care plan in coordination with the physician. May or may not be applicable to each position  5%
  • Provides patient/family or caregiver education and counseling in recognition and solution of physical, emotional, spiritual, and environmental health problems.  2%
  • Utilizes hospital information systems to process orders/data and retrieve patient information.  3%
  • Maintains knowledge of documentation requirements needed for patients' records including knowledge of computer applications.  3%
  • Works independently with limited direct supervision using the Nurse Practice Act, Hospital or Practice policies, nursing standards, and professional judgment. 5%
  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, maintenance and use. 3%
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding all patient/personnel information.  3%
  • Demonstrates effective teaching methods for multi-level individuals and/or groups for delivering effective personalized, patient-centered, family-focused outcomes and professional development of colleagues.  3%
  • Ensures effective staff education, including orientation, focused education, and reinforcement education, to achieve performance outcomes for leading best practice and safe care. 3%
  • Contributes to and supports Bariatric program staff, and educators through planning, implementing, and evaluating educational efforts and learning methods (i.e., 1:1 coaching, classroom lectures, power point presentations, e-learning, etc.).  3%
  • Demonstrates effective problem identification and resolution.  5%
  • Regularly evaluates programs, orientation, and staff development and identifies plans for improvement.  5%
  • Provides consultation in specialty area to all levels of health care providers throughout the organization, affiliated schools of nursing, and the community.  3%
  • Demonstrates an awareness of self-responsibility and accountability for own professional practice and development.  3%
  • Actively participates/coordinates committees, task forces, and in work groups as needed/requested.  5%
  • Serves as a resource to staff for regulatory standards.  5%
  • Fosters identification of patient safety risks and application of practices to reduce harm.  5%
  • Demonstrates awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and unit function, and strives to manage situations in a reduced risk manner. 5%

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
  • Four years of relevant experience.
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years registered nurse experience-three year’s current experience in the area of bariatrics preferred. 
  • Specialty certification within one year of eligibility. 
  • Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider certified.
  • High level of interpersonal/communication skills. 
  • Excellent written and verbal skills required. 
  • Demonstrable experience in practice development and expansion. 
  • Experience working in hospitals or ambulatory surgery centers.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.