Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary

The Advanced Practice Nurse, Hospital at Home (APN-HaH) is accountable for providing comprehensive patient care congruent with role and approved population (Family/Individuals across lifespan and Adult/Gerontology) through systemic assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management, and follow up affecting direct patient care under the supervision of HaH Clinical Medical Director. The APN-HaH serves as a clinical expert and consultant to support the healthcare system in providing patient-centered, culturally-competent, outcome-focused therapeutic care within the management of specified populations through independent and collaborative clinical management. The APN-HaH aligns practice with professional rules and regulations, accreditation standards, and organizational policies and procedures.

Clinical Summary:

This APN-HaH provides high-quality patient care to various patient populations within the framework of the Hospital at Home Program model. The APN-HaH will be accountable for planning, implementing, evaluating and communicating all phases of patient's plan of care to the Medical and nursing teams. This APN is responsible for facilitating an environment that supports professional practice and empowers all interdisciplinary healthcare workers to provide safe, effective, compassionate, and efficient patient care.

Minimum Qualifications

a) Bachelor's Degree
b) Master's Degree: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Master's degree in Nursing with completion of a university-based program for Advanced Practice Nurse required. Acute Care NP or Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP preferred

Licenses & Certification:
a) Certificate:
Current specialty certification from nationally recognized certifying organizations
Current prescriptive authorization (or eligibility) number from the Texas Board of Nursing (TX BON)
ANCC Certification
Other certificates as required by unit/service.
b) DEA: Current and unrestricted Drug Enforcement Registration (DEA) License (or will be required to obtain have a DEA registration license within 3 months of hire) (Nurse Practitioner);
c) Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: Current recognition as APN with the Texas Board of Nursing (TX BON)
d) Registered Nurse: Current RN license with the Texas Board of Nursing (TX BON)
e) Basic Life Support: Current Basic Life Support Certification from an American Heart Association or Red Cross approved program
f) Advanced Cardiac Life Support: Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification from American Heart Association (as appropriate to specialty area)
g) Valid TX Driver's License

Work Experience:
a) 5 Years of Experience: General Hospitalist (Preferred)

Management Experience:
a) 2 Years of Experience: Acute Care: EC or Inpatient

a) Bilingual Skills: Spanish (Preferred)

Communication Skills:
a) Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
b) Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
c) Writing/ Correspondence
d) Writing/ Reports

a) MS Word
b) P.C.

Job Attributes

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:
a) Analytical
b) Mathematics
c) Medical Terms
d) Design
e) Research
f) Statistical

Work Schedule:
a) Flexible
b) Weekends
c) Holidays
d) Travel
e) On Call
f) Telecommute
g) Overtime

Other Special Requirements

a) Other Requirements: Advanced clinical knowledge with conflict resolution and communication coaching skills; inquisitive and willing to put herself/himself forward to advance the agenda for change at the department level; Functioning Motor Vehicle

b) Equipment Operated: Tablet, Laptop, portable devices as needed for

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