Job Description

Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements


The Nurse Clinician III (Competent Specialist) has experience, knowledge, and skills necessary to meet standards for professional practice specified in Texas Nursing Practice Act and by Harris Health Nursing Service. Practice patterns of Competent Specialist are characterized by clinical leadership, the application of standards, principles, and algorithms to clinical situations. The NC III independently and safely manages patients with problems common to patients in assigned clinical area and recognizes when assistance is needed and seeks appropriate resource.

1. Education/Licensure/Specialized Training:
a. Education: Graduation from an accredited school of Nursing; BSN preferred
b. Licensure: Licensed to practice nursing in the State of Texas; Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) or Red Cross approved program; Other certificates as required by unit/service.

2. Work Experience:
a. Three (3) years RN experience

3. Clinical Performance: Annual Performance Review/Resume/CV/Portfolio reflects leadership in professional practice environment.

4. Clinical Leadership: One (1) year of clinical leadership experience that meet (2) two of (5) five clinical leadership criteria (i.e., preceptor, charge nurse, certification, mentor, CoP chair, QI Champion)

5. Certification: Designated professional nursing certification for specialty.


1. Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Bilingual Skills Required? Preferred Language(s): any
Writing /Composing
Special Language Skills
Must be adequate to meet the following communication requirements:
Accurately interprets and transmits clinical information in English, both verbally and in written form; and Sends and receives messages patients/families/SOs can comprehend.

2. Other Skills: Medical Terms, Mathematics, PC

3. Advanced Education:
Advance Training Specialty: Designated professional nursing certification for specialty
Bachelor's Degree Major: Nursing/BSN preferred

4. Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, On Call

5. Responsible to Position: Designated Supervisor

6. Employees Supervised: Yes

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