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Registered Nurse, Clinical Operations and Preparedness - Clinical

Company: Harris County
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Registered Nurse, Clinical Operations and PreparednessPosition Description

About Harris County Public Health:

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) includes a network of more than 700 public health professionals working together to improve health outcomes for the third most populous county in the United States. HCPH provides a multitude of services such as medical and dental services, community programming, and health education for the approximately 2.3 million people in unincorporated Harris County. Through its core values of innovation, engagement, and health equity, HCPH strives to bring meaningful solutions to public health issues while keeping Harris County healthy and vibrant.

This non-traditional nursing role is unique to Harris County Public Health (HCPH). It encompasses dual accountability and responsibility to the Community Health and Wellness Division (CHW) and the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) as a department clinical resource nurse and the key liaison for clinically-oriented HCPH public health emergency and preparedness plans respectively. The incumbent will serve as a resource for CHW clinical policy, procedure, competencies and nursing practice and as key preparedness/emergency management liaison to HCPH clinical and epidemiological programs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

* Develop and maintain an robust clinical nurse resource office including development and monitoring of policy, procedure, guidelines and competencies relevant to nursing practice

* Develop and maintain a system-wide community of practice for nursing

* Develop and maintain external partnerships with relevant nursing programs to provide internship opportunities and cultivate a public health nursing pipeline

* Serve as the primary public health emergency preparedness liaison to internal clinical sites and various entities, including but not limited to public/private hospitals in Harris County metropolitan area, physician offices and practice groups, nursing associations and other health care providers

* Create, maintain and regularly update clinically-related Public Health emergency preparedness plans (PHEP), relevant training and reports

* Facilitate and assure integration of PHEP into the larger context of public health functions

* Represent HCPH in disaster planning activities and real-time response activities with hospitals and other key health care providers

* Assist in writing of after-action reports and other documentation

* May be assigned to assist in epidemiologic investigation and/or clinical operations

* Other duties as assigned

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or emailADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net.

This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.



* Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited nursing school
* Licensed to practice nursing in the State of Texas or willing to acquire a Texas License


* At least three (3) years of nursing experience
* At least two (2) years of experience in Emergency management & planning or other related experience
* At least five (5) years of leadership experience

Physical Demands:

* This is a largely sedentary role; however, some duties would require the ability to lift up to 20 pounds and bending & standing for periods at a time. This position requires work to be performed during emergencies.

NOTE:Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation butONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications. General Information


* Harris County Public Health (2223 W. Loop South, 77027)

Work Environment:

* Majority office based and will include occasional travel across Harris County to collaborate with community partners. The incumbent will be required to work in fast-paced, constantly evolving emergency situations.

Position Type and Typical Hours of Work:

* This is a full-time position.

* Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5 pm.

* Others days and hours as necessary.

Core Competencies:

Organizational Leadership

* Understands the organizational mission
* Understands ethics and public good; is concerned with public trust
* Demonstrates respect for the opinions and beliefs of others


* Contributes to an inclusive workplace where equity, diversity, inclusion, and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission
* Demonstrates a sense of responsibility for the success of the group
* Collaborates with others to improve quality and address needs


* Ability to adapt to change

Interpersonal Abilities/Personal Characteristics

* Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect
* Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner.
* Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses
* Uses sound judgment
* Self-motivated
* Organizes and maintains work environment to allow for maximum productivity


* Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing

Employment may be contingent on passing a drug screen and meeting other standards.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.

Keywords: Harris County, Houston , Registered Nurse, Clinical Operations and Preparedness - Clinical, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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