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Supplemental Bed Mgmt Coordinator, Licensed Vocational Nurse - LBJ Hospital

at Harris Health System

Posted: 1/28/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 144515
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About Us

Community Health Choice, Inc. (Community) is a non-profit Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance. Through its network of more than 10,000 providers and 70 hospitals, Community serves over 260,000 Members with the following programs:

• Medicaid State of Texas Access Reform (STAR) program for low-income children and pregnant women

• Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the children of low-income parents, which includes CHIP Perinatal benefits for unborn children of pregnant women who do not qualify for Medicaid STAR

• Health Insurance Marketplace Plans that offer individual health coverage that includes preventive care, emergency services, prescription drugs, and hospitalization available to all, regardless of pre-existing conditions.

Improving Members' experiences is at the heart of every Community position. We strive every day to make sure that our Members have access to the high-quality health care they need and deserve.

Community is accredited by URAC for its health plan operations. We offer care management programs for asthma, diabetes, and high-risk pregnancy. An affiliate of the Harris Health System (Harris Health), Community is financially self-sufficient and receives no financial support from Harris Health or from Harris County taxpayers.

Job Profile

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 (40), Word Proc  

Advanced Education: 
Advance Training Specialty:  LVN

Work Schedule:  
Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Overtime

Benefits and EEOC

Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.

It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.

Job Category

Nursing

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