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 Lead Rapid Response Team Nurse (LRRTN) serves as the frontrunner of the multi-disciplinary team and coordinates the execution of rapid response system encompassing detection, activation, response, assessment and stabilization, disposition and evaluation. The LRRTN facilitates and responds to Rapid Response and Code Blue activations and Sepsis Alerts. The LRRTN operates under the guidelines of the Rapid Response Team/Code Blue Team/Sepsis Alert standardized procedures. The LRRTN facilitates team huddles, debriefings and evaluation of the rapid response system, structure and process. The LRRTN contributes to quality and performance improvement initiatives and provides ongoing education and training to staff.

The LRRTN is responsible for the provision of safe and emergency patient care in a manner that is consistent with professional standards and hospital policies. The LRRTN upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior, mentors others, and role models professionalism.


1. Education/Licensure/Specialized Training:

a. Education:
i. Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing. Holds one (1) of the following: Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree.
b. Licensure/Certification/Training:
i. Licensed to practice professional nursing in the state of Texas
ii. Certification in critical care or emergency nursing specialty (CCRN/CEN) 
iii. NIHSS stroke certification
iv. Crisis Intervention training

2. Work Experience: Three (3) years nursing experience with two (2) years in ICU or Emergency Center

3. Management Experience:  One (1) year related leadership experience 


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

2. Other Skills:    Analytical, Medical Terms, Mathematics, PC, Word Proc.

3. Advanced Education: 
Advance Training Specialty:  Certification in critical care or emergency nursing
Bachelor's Degree       Major:    Nursing
Master's Degree        Major: preferred

4. Work Schedule:  Weekends, Holidays, Flexible

5. Other Requirements:  None

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