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 three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
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 three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Harris Health System seeks an experienced leader in patient care integration to join its department of Population Health Transformation, which has oversight of the system's transformative model of care encompassing the continuum of care coordination, social determinants of health, value-based financing strategies, community collaboration and outreach, and research and analytics. This clinical expert will collaborate in a fast-paced team environment to foster a comprehensive, cohesive, and coordinated approach to the care of patients over time and across a continuum of care settings, with a focus on improving outcomes and/or lowering costs for high-risk populations. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong subject matter expertise; outstanding critical thinking, communication, and team management skills; experience collaborating with medical schools/clinical partners in a matrixed environment; familiarity with care compliance and accreditation standards; and a commitment to the diverse families we serve as the fourth largest safety-net health care system in the nation.
The Manager of Care Integration works with leadership to translate pavilion and department strategic goals into a plan suitable for the area's unique operational needs. The manager leads implementation and evaluation of the plan and provides reports relevant to targeted outcomes and goals in assigned area(s)/programs(s). achievement of goals. The manager provides oversight to ensure care delivery, quality management, and staff utilization patterns are congruent with system frameworks. The manager supervises and mentors members of the care team such as nurse educators, nutritionists, community health workers and patient navigators while role modeling professionalism and participating in activities such as research and community activities.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) or related field required. Master's degree in health related field is preferred.
If the manager is not responsible for supervising licensed nurses, a Bachelors degree in a related field is required/accepted.
Applicable professional certification in administration or clinical specialty is to be completed within two (2) years, if not held at the time of appointment.
Work Experience: Four (4) years of progressive, outcome oriented clinical experience with expertise in the care of high-risk patients.
Management/Experience: Two (2) years related management/leadership experience in program development and operations, with emphasis on effective quality/process improvement and efficient resource utilization. Excellent interpersonal skills to foster an interdisciplinary team approach to services and program delivery.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact); Writing /Composing (Correspondence / Reports)
Other Skills: Analytical; Design; Medical Terms; PC; Research; Statistical; Word Proc
Advance Training, Specialty: Certification in admin. or clinical specialty
Bachelor's Degree, Major: Nursing or related field
Work Schedule: Holidays; Flexible; Travel; On Call
Other Requirements: Familiarity with federal and local healthcare regulatory requirements
Benefits and EEOC
Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.
It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.
Internal Number: 149177
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.