Nurse Practitioner - Healthcare for the Homeless
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.
JOB SUMMARY: The Nurse Practitioner, working in collaboration with the supervising physician, provides primary care to designated patients, in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act 301.152, the Texas Occupations Code and Medical Practice Act 157.051-157.060. Completes medical assessments, orders and interprets diagnostic tests and initiates referrals. Medications are prescribed in accordance with the Texas Board of Nursing Limited Prescriptive Authority for Nurse Practitioner. Completes billing process to enable appropriate reimbursement.
1. Education/Specialized Training/Licensure:
Graduated from an accredited school of nursing. Current, valid license to practice nursing in the state of Texas. Completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program (Pediatric or Family). Has Limited Prescriptive Authority.
2. Work Experience (Years and Area):
Two years related experience
3. Management Experience (Years and Area):
4. Equipment Operated:
Minor medical equipment; general office equipment
1. Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)
Bilingual Skills Required: No Languages: Bilingual Preferred
Writing /Composing (Correspondence / Reports)
2. Other Skills: Medical Terms, P.C.
3. Work Schedule:
4. Other Requirements: Maintains current BLS (CPR) certification; Maintains appointment to the Harris Health Medical Staff and By-Laws
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.