Health Education Nurse

 
Position: Health Education Nurse

Job ID: 154605

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Immunization Project

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.  

Summary:

We are searching for a Health Education Nurse -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will assist with the implementation of the Immunization Project goals, with specific responsibility of the education component.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Updates Immunization provider database for greater Houston area within one month of start date, in conjunction with registry outreach team
  • Assesses clinic immunization behaviors and practices for all immunization providers in the greater Houston area within 3 months of start date
  • Develops, standardizes, updates and distributes educational materials for clinical staff monthly, physicians, physicians-in-training, community groups and parents on a quarterly basis
  • Participate in public education by developing and giving presentations to community groups, daycares, schools, etc. in order to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of immunizations
  • Plans, manages, and/or participates in local, state, &/or national conferences, committees, and other meetings for the promotion of immunizations
  • Assist IP Manager with projects as assigned such as grant writing, reports, presentations., etc.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or one of the following educational milestones is required:
  • Associate’s degree in Nursing with acceptance or current enrollment in a BSN program and signed agreement (see comments below) or an associate’s degree in a related field accepted by the Texas Board of Nursing for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining an RN license
  • Technical diploma in Nursing with acceptance or current enrollment in a BSN program and signed agreement
  • Must be currently enrolled in a nursing bridge program working toward an MSN. Verified BSN-equivalency or a signed agreement is required
  • Master’s degree in Public Health preferred
  • RN license from the state of Texas required
  • 3 years nursing experience required, preferably in childhood immunizations

 



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