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

JOB SUMMARY: The Program Coordinator is responsible for developing/leading strategic business initiatives and programs as assigned by the assigned leader (Senior Vice President level or above). Program Coordinator leads process improvement development projects to develop the framework for departmental programs and values measurement within the organization and within the context of the health care industry. In conjunction with Harris Health leadership, ensures the efficient planning, execution, and maintenance of strategic programs according to deadlines, budget, and organizational policies and procedures. Manages and/or assists in the management of day-to-day tasks/activities for resources assigned to programs, including ensuring that tasks are completed on time and potential barriers are identified and communicated to appropriate management resources. Works with cross-functional teams to achieve goals and objectives described in defined project plans.


Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Bachelor's Degree business, healthcare management, or other related field. Master's Degree in Business (MBA), Health Administration (MHA) or Public Health (MPH) preferred.

Work Experience (Years and Area): 3 years related experience with program coordination, project management, and/or process improvement.

Equipment Operated: Standard office equipment, computer software, etc.


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

Other Skills: Analytical, Design, P.C., Research, Statistical, Word

Work Schedule: Flexible, Eligible for Telecommute

Other Requirements:
Possesses effective leadership skills of delegation, organization, and coordination of strategic programs and projects.
Knowledge of the strategic direction of the organization from an operational and financial.
Possesses strong interpersonal skills necessary to interact and communicate effectively with all stakeholders. Ability to maintain a variety of internal and external contacts.
Ability to multi-task and establish priorities with a high degree of organizational skills. Should be self-motivated with the ability to work independently and adhere to deadlines.

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