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
Licensure/Certification: Licensed to practice nursing in the State of Texas. Related specialty certification required within two years of employment.
Work Experience: 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.
Communication Skills: 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.
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.