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 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   

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

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

Other Requirements:
Fluent in spoken and written Spanish for Ambulatory Care Services - Preferred
Travel between Harris Health System Facilities and in the community

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:   

Communication Skills:
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)         
Bilingual Skills:      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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