Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary

The Nurse Clinician, Hospital at Home (NC- HaH), has knowledge and skills necessary to meet standards for professional practice specified in Texas Nursing Practice Act and by Harris Health Nursing Service. The practice patterns of competent generalists are characterized by the application of standards, principles, and algorithms to clinical situations. The Nurse Clinician, Hospital at Home, is responsible for providing high-quality, at-home acute care. The NC-HAH independently and safely manages patients with problems common to patients in his/her assigned clinical area; recognizes when he/she needs assistance and seeks appropriate resources.
The Nurse Clinician, Hospital at Home, coordinates, facilitates, and participates in the development and implementation of facility enrollment of the eligible HaH patient system-wide utilizing the appropriate eligibility criteria. The NC-HAH develops, organizes, and facilitates the delivery of patient-centered care in the patients' home by prioritizing patients' needs for in-home acute care delivery; utilizing a scheduling system for the efficient, timely, spatially and geographically-organized acute care home visits and point of care delivery; and accessing and using evidence-based resources and professional standards related to carrying out roles and responsibilities.
The NC-HAH participates in the quality improvement projects which involve collection of data for trends related to all clinical screening, referral criteria, and other clinical/business indicators as directed by leadership. The NC-HAH identifies problems and applies generated information to health care practice with the goal of improving clinical outcomes.
The NC-HAH role models professionalism and promotes a customer-friendly environment by utilizing Service First behaviors while interacting with patients, families, and staff members.

Minimum Qualifications

a) Bachelors: Bachelor's degree in Nursing

Licenses & Certification:
a) Registered Nurse: In the state of Texas
b) Related Specialty Certification: Other certificates as required by HaH/Service
c) Basic Life Support: Current Basic Life Support from an American heart Association (AHA) or Red Cross approved program.

Work Experience:
a) 2 Years of Experience: Clinical experience in an inpatient setting, home health and or community visit setting
b) 1 Year of Experience: Home health/hospice and/or med-surge

a) Bilingual Skills (Preferred)

Communication Skills:
a) Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
b) Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
c) Writing/ Correspondence
d) Writing/ Reports

a) MS Word
b) P.C.

Job Attributes

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:
a) Analytical
b) Mathematics
c) Medical Terms

Work Schedule:
a) Flexible
b) Weekends
c) Holidays
d) Travel
e) On Call
f) Telecommute

Other Special Requirements

a) Other Requirements: Current and unencumbered Texas Driver's License
b) Equipment Operated: Computer, Vehicle and other HaH specific

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