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 Nurse Patient Educator I (NPE I) provides self-management support utilizing teaching/learning principles, strategies, tools, and interventions to develop informed and engaged patients.

The NPE I educates patients/families and team members using the nursing process, knowledge and skills. The NPE I communicates and collaborates with patients/families and team members and uses resources and systems to enhance patient outcomes.


1.  Education/specialized training/licensure:
a.  Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with a Bachelors degree in nursing required.
b.  Certification in related specialty preferred.
c.  Current license or valid permit to practice professional nursing in Texas.

2.  Work experience: Two (2) years of work experience in a related clinical area of practice.
One (1) year patient education experience.

3.  Other Requirements:
a.  Fluent in spoken and written Spanish for Ambulatory Care Services
b.  Travel between Harris Health System Facilities and in the community


Communication Skills:
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)         
Bilingual Skills Required:      Languages:     bilingual preferred in other areas (except ACS)
Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports)

Other Skills: 
Analytical, Mathematics, Medical Terms, P.C.,  Research, Statistical, Word Proc

Work Schedule:  Flexible

Application Instructions

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