Senior Patient Liaison
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 two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.
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 hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
JOB SUMMARY: The Senior Patient Liaison serves as an advocate for patients and/or family members with concerns regarding medical care and services provided within Harris Health System. The Senior Patient Liaison will track, trend, and analyze patient/visitor complaints and work with appropriate departments to develop improvement plans. The Senior Patient Liaison documents concerns, investigates all aspects of patient encounters including but not limited to medical care in order to facilitate the resolution of concerns and maximize patient and family satisfaction.
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Bachelors required. Nursing, Social Services, Case Management, Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, Health Administration, Patient Advocacy, or related field.
Work Experience: Two (2) years customer service experience.
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)
Bilingual Skills Required: No; Languages: Spanish Preferred
Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports)
Analytical, Mathematics, Medical Terms P.C.
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Overtime, Travel