Patient Navigator-Correctional Health
At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Skills / Requirements
Job Summary - CORRECTIONAL HEALTH
The Patient Navigator - EC Frequenters coordinates comprehensive patient care across the healthcare continuum and provides individualized support to patients as their resource and advocate. The navigator collaborates with other disciplines and departments throughout Correctional Health and ensures that patients have full, equitable and convenient access to clinical services.
The navigator performs program related functions. The navigator also provides direct clinical nursing care within her/his scope of practice, education, and training; and participates in performance improvement, research processes/utilization and community activities. The navigator role models professionalism and promotes a customer-friendly environment by utilizing ServiceFirst behaviors while interacting with patients, families, and staff members.
Degree: Bachelor's degree in Nursing
Licensed to practice nursing in the State of Texas.
Related specialty certification required within two years of employment.
Three (3) - five (5) years of nursing experience
Three (3) years experience as patient navigator or related role in patient referral, case management, public/private clinic preferred.
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)
Bilingual Skills Required: No; Language(s): Spanish preferred
Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports) including entry of case management data
Proficiencies: P.C.,Word Processing
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Medical Terms, Mathematics
Work Schedule: Weekends, Flexible, Travel
Equipment Operated: Office and medical equipment related to job duties.