Job Description

At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Skills / Requirements

The Clinical Resource Nurse (CRN I) collaborates with department/unit leadership to assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate education activities, competency validation, clinical care, programs and initiatives for the assigned department/units. The CRN I demonstrates proficient clinical knowledge and skills and effective teaching/education skills and supports system level nursing clinical and education nursing initiatives.

The CRN I supports leadership within the department including: quality improvement activities; effective human resources management; and resource accountability. The CRN I exemplifies professionalism and promotes a customer-friendly environment by utilizing ServiceFIRST behaviors in interactions with patients, families, and staff members.

The CRN I facilitates an environment that cultivates exemplary patient care. As a member of the nursing leadership team, the CRN I establishes a setting that supports professional nursing practice and empowers nurses to provide safe, effective, compassionate and efficient nursing care in collaboration with all health care disciplines. The CRN I facilitates enculturation of the Harris Health System Nursing Professional Practice Model (NPPM), its goals and achievement of targeted outcomes at the unit level. The CRN I supports compliance with standards established by professional nursing organizations; national, state, and local regulatory agencies and institutional policies and procedures. The CRN I holds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior, mentors others, role models professionalism, and participates in activities such as nursing organizations, nursing research, and the community.


Education/Licensure/Specialized Training:

a. Education: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Bachelors degree in Nursing is required.

b. Licensure/Certification: Licensed to practice nursing in the State of Texas. Related specialty certification required within two years of employment. Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
Other certificates as required by unit/service.

Work Experience: Three (3) years of work experience in related clinical area of practice is required.

Management/Experience: Two (2) years related clinical/leadership experience is preferred.


Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)
Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports)

Other Skills:
Analytical, Design, Medical Terms, PC, Research, Statistical, Word Proc

Advanced Education:
Advance Training-Specialty: Certification in clinical specialty required within two years

Work Schedule:
Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, On Call

Application Instructions

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