Job Description

Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

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/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.


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, Eligible for Telecommute

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