Patient Advocate- CORHLT($10K Retention Bonus)
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
Establish a liaison relationship with patient/families, community partners, and significant others for needed services. Make continued rounds at the clinic to receive referrals from the staff. Facilitate the process for inmate care concerns through collaboration with all Correctional Health departments and the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Participate in rounding completed on incarcerated patients located in inpatient Harris Health hospitals.
a) Masters in Social Work
a) Three (3) years of work experience: as a patient advocate or social worker.
a) Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
b) Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
a) MS Word
b) Personal Computer
a) Analytical Abilities
b) Medical Terminology Knowledge
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Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 166401