Job Description

Job ID
HCHD Admin #2 Kirby 9250
Hiring Range:
Annual Minimum to Midpoint:
Full/Part Time

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 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 Profile


The Nursing Professional Development Specialist (NPDS) takes a leadership role in system level nursing education programs and professional development. Using expertise in education and professional development practices, the NPDS functions autonomously and in collaboration with staff, nursing leadership, Clinical Resource Nurses, faculty, and researchers to develop, implement and evaluate professional development programs that influence role competence, professional growth, and lifelong learning in a variety of practice settings. The NPDS promotes synergistic practices to achieve optimal patient outcomes throughout the organization.  The NPDS advances and leads educational practices based on the Harris Health System Nursing Professional Practice Model, strategic plan, and in accordance with the Association of Nursing Professional Development¿s Scope and Standards of Professional Nursing Practice.

As a member of the nursing leadership team, the NPDS supports professional nursing practice and empowers nurses to continuously improve in the delivery of safe, effective, compassionate, and efficient nursing care in collaboration with other healthcare disciplines. The NPDS ensures compliance with standards established by professional nursing organizations, national, state, and local regulatory agencies, and institutional policies and procedures.  The NPDS mentors others, role models professionalism, and upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior. 


1.Education/specialized training/licensure:

a.Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with a bachelor¿s degree in nursing, and a master¿s degree in nursing or related field required.
b.Certification in clinical specialty (Nursing Professional Development) is to be completed within two (2) years of hire, if not held at the time of appointment.
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.

2.Work experience: Five (5) years of work experience as a registered nurse required.

3.Management experience: Two (2) years related education or leadership experience is required.


1.Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)     
Writing /Composing         (Correspondence / Reports)

2.Other Skills:
Analytical      CRT     Design     Medical Terms      PC         Research    Statistical

3.Advanced Education: 
Advance TrainingSpecialty:  Certification in NPD within two years of employment
Bachelor¿s Degree       Major:    Nursing
Master¿s Degree           Major:  Nursing or related field

4.Work Schedule:  
Weekends  Holidays  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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