The Nurse Patient Educator I (NPE I) provides self-management support utilizing teaching/learning principles, strategies, tools, and interventions to develop informed and engaged patients.
The NPE I educates patients/families and team members using the nursing process, knowledge and skills. The NPE I communicates and collaborates with patients/families and team members and uses resources and systems to enhance patient outcomes.
1. Education/specialized training/licensure: a. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with a Bachelors degree in nursing required. b. Certification in related specialty preferred. c. Current license or valid permit to practice professional nursing in Texas. d. Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program. e. Other certificates as required by unit/service.
2. Work experience: Two (2) years of work experience in a related clinical area of practice. One (1) year patient education experience.
3. Other Requirements: a. Fluent in spoken and written Spanish for Ambulatory Care Services b. Travel between Harris Health System Facilities and in the community
Communication Skills: Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking) Bilingual Skills Required: Languages: bilingual preferred in other areas (except ACS) Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports)
Other Skills: Analytical, Mathematics, Medical Terms, P.C., Research, Statistical, Word Proc
Work Schedule: Flexible
Internal Number: 150317
About Harris Health System
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.