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About Us

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 two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.

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 hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Job Profile


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.
d. Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
e. Other certificates as required by unit/service.

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

Benefits and EEOC

Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.

It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.

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