The Heart Failure Nurse Navigator (HFNN) coordinates the care of identified patients with Heart Failure in conjunction with the patient, primary care team and cardiology team, according to agreed-upon clinical guidelines, with the objective of coordinating high quality patient care throughout the hospital stay. The HFNN collaborates with case manager and social worker on identifying expected post-acute care needs. The HFNN collaborates with Cardiology Services, Ambulatory Care Services (ACS) and other departments throughout Harris Health System to ensure heart failure patients have full, equitable and convenient access to the clinical services they require and to the cardiac ' sensitive health education information needed to make informed decisions about their care.
The HFNN participates in quality improvement, best practices, research processes/utilization and community activities. The HFNN role models professionalism and promotes a customer ' friendly environment by utilizing ServiceFirst behaviors while interacting with patients, families, and staff members.
a.Education:Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
b. Licensure/Certification: i.Licensed to practice nursing in the State of Texas. ii.Related specialty certification required within two (2) years of employment.
2. Work Experience: i.Three (3) - five (5) years of clinical nursing experience. ii.Two (2) years minimum experience in the care and management of target patient populations specific to area of employment as inpatient/outpatient cardiac care staff nurse.
3.Management/Experience: N/A 4.Equipment Operated: PC, computer tablet and typical medical equipment related to job duties.
1.Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact) Writing /Composing (Correspondence / Reports)
Medical Terms PC Word Proc
3.Advanced Education: Advance Training Specialty: Certification in related specialty area within two (2) years of employment Bachelor's Degree Major: Nursing
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.