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 Hospital Recovery Coordinator will function as a liaison between Harris Health Systems and Harris County Public Health-Hospital Violence Interruption Program (HVIP). The Hospital Recovery Coordinator will facilitate the collaborative multidisciplinary process of therapeutic case management encompassing trauma-informed care, assessments, and planning to empower patients hospitalized due to violent intentional injuries. The Hospital Recovery Coordinator will be responsible for the provision of intensive crisis intervention, ongoing advocacy, and case management to victims and survivors of violent intentional injury and their families/support network during hospitalization. The Hospital Recovery Coordinator will identify options and advocate for services to meet the patient's and family's comprehensive needs in collaboration with Violence Interruption staff, in efforts to prevent future hospitalizations. The SWCM I participates in quality improvement activities, exemplifies professionalism, and promotes a customer-friendly environment by utilizing ServiceFIRST behaviors in interactions with patients, families, and staff members.

Minimum Qualifications

a) Bachelor's Degree
b) Master's Degree in Social Work

a. License in Social Work: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Work Experience:
a) One (1) Year Work Experience: Experience in working in a health care setting required. Experience working in a violence prevention/intervention program, preferred.

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

a) PC
b) MS Word
c) MS Excel

Job Attributes:

a) analytical abilities
b) Medical Terminology Knowledge
c) Statistical Knowledge and Abilities

Work Schedule:
a) Flexible
b) Eligible for Telecommute

Application Instructions

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