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 Director of Care Integration is an innovative and experienced leader responsible for the operational, financial, programs and personnel activities for the assigned population health initiatives and/or departments. This leader works closely with the Admin Director to develop and establish long-term strategic plans for the department integrating the population health model of care, supported by data science that encompasses continuum of care coordination, social determinants of health, community collaboration and outreach. Works with a variety of stakeholders, coordinating the activities of population health across the organization. This includes implementing initiatives and continuously monitoring the goals and objectives for quality improvement of population health programs. Responsible for assuring compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations as well as accrediting organizations as they pertain to Population Health while maintaining alignment with the strategic plan for Harris Health System. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor Degree in a relevant subject area such as Nursing, Public Health, Health Administration, Social Work, Business Administration, or related field
Masters degree preferred

Licenses & Certifications:
Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
Other certificates as required by unit/service.

Work Experience: Seven (7) years work experience of progressive, outcome oriented management experience of population health-related programs such as health system management, health plans, or public health in a large academic health system or integrated health care delivery system

Management Experience: Five (5) years management experience with demonstrated success in planning, program development and operations with emphasis on sound business applications, effective quality/process management and efficient resource utilization. 

Language Skills: Spanish preferred

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

Proficiencies: MS Word, P.C.

Job Attributes

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Design, Mathematics, Medical Terms, Research, Statistical

Work Schedule: Flexible, Travel, On Call

Other Requirements: Excellent interpersonal skills to foster an interdisciplinary team approach to services and program delivery. Knowledge of DNV, State, Medicare/Medicaid, and other external regulatory

Equipment Operated: Personal Computer, CRT

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