Patient Experience Outreach Advisor

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Patient Experience Outreach Advisor

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Healthcare Support Services

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240000FW

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you wont want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Senior Manager of Patient Experience Design and Improvement, acts as an onsite change agent, coach, and trainer for the Practice Plan to improve the patient experience at the medical practice clinics. Supports clinic managers to get their action plans “in motion” and follows the strategy that has been set forth by the Practice Plan that represents best practices. Understands the “patient experience” in a clinical setting. The ability to review and articulate patient experience data (survey responses, complaints, social media, and rounding on patients) is essential. This position is responsible for clinics but can change over time as clinics will be reassessed based on their needs. Must be able to travel in Houston and the surrounding area.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Understands patient experience data and shares opportunities for improvement.

  2. Works well in a team environment in all situations (internal department or clinic) by offering ideas and creative solutions.

  3. Motivates clinic manager and staff to meet milestones and reach goals. Influences clinic leaders to what is “patient-focused” that will create the best patient experience outcomes.

  4. Works with staff through observation, coaching, or training standards or best practices to reach expected goals.

  5. Promotes and follows the Practice Plan patient experience strategy and does not deviate from that.

  6. Projects plan initiatives that improve the patient experience at the clinics.

  7. Self-manages work schedule to be effective. Work is scheduled to impact the clinic’s improvement.

  8. Manages multiple clinics’ patient experience needs at the same time. Embraces new challenges and not be resistant.

  9. Travels to different clinics each week or what is requested based on practice needs.

  10. Performs other duties as assigned.


Hospital or medical practice experience is preferred. Experience with patient experience vendors (e.g., NRC Health, Press Ganey, or others) is preferred.

Self-motivator and goal-oriented is expected.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's degree is required

Minimum Experience:

Two (2) years of experience in the patient experience field in a healthcare system or a large physician practice, showing impact and improvement.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.