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 Heart Failure Nurse Navigator (HFNN) coordinates the care of identified patients with Heart Failure in conjunction with the patient, primary care team and cardiology team, according to agreed-upon clinical guidelines, with the objective of coordinating high quality patient care throughout the hospital stay. The HFNN collaborates with case manager and social worker on identifying expected post-acute care needs. The HFNN collaborates with Cardiology Services, Ambulatory Care Services (ACS) and other departments throughout Harris Health System to ensure heart failure patients have full, equitable and convenient access to the clinical services they require and to the cardiac ' sensitive health education information needed to make informed decisions about their care.

The HFNN participates in quality improvement, best practices, research processes/utilization and community activities. The HFNN role models professionalism and promotes a customer ' friendly environment by utilizing ServiceFirst behaviors while interacting with patients, families, and staff members.

1. Education/Licensure/Specialized Training:

a. Education: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing.

b. Licensure/Certification:
i. Licensed to practice nursing in the State of Texas.
ii. Related specialty certification required within two (2) years of employment.

2. Work Experience:
i. Three (3) - five (5) years of clinical nursing experience.
ii. Two (2) years minimum experience in the care and management of target patient populations specific to area of employment as inpatient/outpatient cardiac care staff nurse.

3. Management/Experience: N/A
4. Equipment Operated: PC, computer tablet and typical medical equipment related to job duties.


1. Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Writing /Composing (Correspondence / Reports)

2. Other Skills:

Medical Terms PC Word Proc

3. Advanced Education:
Advance Training Specialty: Certification in related specialty area within two (2) years of employment
Bachelor's Degree Major: Nursing

4. Work Schedule:
Weekends Flexible Travel

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