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 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 unit/service
c) Basic Life Support: Current Basic Life Support from an American heart Association (AHA) or Red Cross approved program.
d) Current and unencumbered Texas Driver's License

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) Equipment Operated: Computer, Vehicle and other HaH specific

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