Job Description

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.

Skills / Requirements

The OB Nurse Navigator (OBNN) coordinates patient care before and after delivery. The OBNN provides individualized support to patients serving as their resource and advocate. The OBNN collaborates with Patient Education, Women and Infants, Ambulatory Care Clinics and other departments throughout Harris Health System and ensures that women have full, equitable and convenient access to the clinical services they require and to the women-sensitive health education information needed to make informed decisions about their care.

The OBNN participates in quality improvement, research processes/utilization and community activities. The OBNN role models professionalism and promotes a customer-friendly environment by utilizing ServiceFirst behaviors while interacting with patients, families, and staff members.

Minimum Qualifications
Education: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Bachelor‘s degree in Nursing.

Licensure/Certification:
Licensed to practice nursing in the State of Texas, Related specialty certification required within two years of employment.
Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.

Work Experience: Three (3) - five (5) years of nursing experience, ii. Two (2) years minimum experience as inpatient/outpatient OB staff nurse.

Equipment Operated: PC and typical medical equipment related to job duties.

Special Requirements
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact).
Writing /Composing: Correspondence, Reports.

Other Skills: Medical Terms, PC, Word Proc.

Advanced Education:
Advance Training-Certification in related specialty area within two years of employment.

Bachelor‘s Degree -Major: Nursing

Work Schedule: Weekends, Flexible, Travel.

Application Instructions

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