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.
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
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.