Job Summary The Director of Patient Throughput will achieve optimal patient placement and patient throughput through the direction of bed management and patient transportation. This leader will have professional interactions with the Hospital Supervisors, Emergency department and unit-based nursing and physician staff, nursing leadership, case managers, social workers and other ancillary support departments. The Director of Patient Throughput will be responsible for planning, organizing and directing Throughput management throughout the hospital, and providing leadership for strategic initiatives and resources associated with patient progression and placement.
Degrees: Bachelors degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration, or Business Administration. Masters degree preferred
Work Experience: Seven (7) years related administrative experience in a large health care setting.
Management Experience: Five (5) or more years in a health care managerial role preferred.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract), Writing /Correspondence, Writing / Reports
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.