Bed Management Coordinator LVN - Day Shift - Bed Management
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.
Skills / Requirements
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.
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.
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Analytical, PC, Medical Terms, Typing- wpm (20), Word Proc
Advance Training Specialty: LVN
Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Overtime