Job Description

At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Skills / Requirements

JOB SUMMARY:

The Harris Health System Bed Management Coordinator (BMC) is responsible for working with the Harris Health System Patient Throughput Manager to independently manage the bed utilization process. The BMC collaborates with nursing and support services to ensure appropriate patient placement consistent with patient needs and ongoing hospital activities. The BMC monitors discharges and is responsible for notifying the Patient Throughput Manager or designee when bed availability reaches critical levels or potential area-specific bottlenecks occur. In order to ensure efficient bed utilization and turnaround, the BMC is responsible for directing prioritization of bed cleaning. The BMC assists with continuous quality improvement for bed management. The BMC participates in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of service/unit plans, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures. The BMC complies with established standards as established by professional nursing organizations, national, state, and local regulatory agencies, and institutional policies and procedures. The BMC upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior, mentors others, role models professionalism, and participates in professional and community activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Licensure/Specialized Training:
Education: Graduation from an accredited School of Licensed Vocational Nursing.
Licensure: Current license or valid permit to practice as a licensed vocational nurse within the State of Texas.

Work Experience: One (1) year of work experience in a clinical care setting.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)

Other Skills:
Analytical, PC, Medical Terms, Typing- wpm (20), Word Proc

Advanced Education:
Advance Training Specialty: LVN

Work Schedule:
Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Overtime

Application Instructions

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