Throughput Manager, RN

Mid-level ManagementOverhouse Supervisor Dalton, Georgia


Description

Hamilton Health Care System, Inc.

Job Description and Performance Standards

  

Title:  Organizational Throughput Manager, RN 553791599

Department:  Bed Control 

Reports To:  Director, Emergency Department

Shift:  8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

Status:  Full Time

JOB SUMMARY

The Organizational Throughput Manager serves as the hospital lead for managing throughput. The primary goals of this position are to improve hospital throughput, increase inpatient bed utilization and reduce patient or bed turnaround delays. Serves as the primary hospital throughput manager for inpatient beds.  Overhouse supervisors, Throughput specialists, and the float pool all report to this manager.  Uses Medhost  technology, Cerner, rounding, and communications with staff to maintain an understanding of house-wide bed supply and demand. Works with admission portals (e.g., Emergency Department, External Transfer, and Direct Admissions) and inpatient floors to plan for daily scheduled and unscheduled bed demand. Maintains communication with admission portals regarding bed availability and house status.  Partners with care givers to pull patients from the admission portals to the inpatient floors and reduce wait times for inpatient beds. Works with the physician leadership to prioritize admissions and place patients directly to the most appropriate and available inpatient bed. Makes timely decisions regarding patient placement. Works with Throughput Specialist and Overhouse to ensure that Medhost is consistently updated. Works with Case Management and Care Facilitators to facilitate discharges as needed.  Rounds to the inpatient floors to assess and resolve throughput issues.  Leads decompression plan during capacity / bed alert / diversion instances.   Leverages clinical decision-making in working with Throughput specialists, Overhouse Supervisors, leadership, and admitting physicians to provide a seamless admission process.   Responsible for identifying throughput improvement opportunities. Tracks routine measures that are identified as Quality Indicators.  Identifies and leads projects to increase efficiency and throughput throughout the organization.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS 

Education:  Graduate of an accredited Associate or Baccalaureate School of Nursing

Licensure:  Current active Georgia RN License required.  BLS required.

Experience:  5-7 years of hospital clinical experience required.  Previous throughput and Overhouse Supervisor experience preferred. Previous management experience preferred.

Skills:   Nursing skills as defined in the Law Governing the Practice of Nursing in Georgia.  Requires effective interpersonal and management skills. Strong interpersonal skills, oral and written communication, and analytical problem solving skills.  Strong understanding of hospital systems, processes, and flow. Basic word processing, e-mail, and computer knowledge skills proficiency required.

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Works in typical acute health care setting with pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients experiencing a wide range of medical and/or surgical problems.  Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.  Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds.  Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.  Requires working under stressful conditions.  Requires exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids.