Behavioral Health Throughput RN - Ben Taub Hospital - Emergency Psychiatry
Harris Health System
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 159958
Job Summary The Harris Health System Behavioral Health Throughput Nurse (BHTN) has the primary responsibility for safe and efficient throughput of patients with psychiatric conditions. The BHTN collaborates with multiple Harris Health System departments, medical staff, and external stakeholders to ensure effective utilization of resources to meet patient care needs. The BHTN leads interdisciplinary teams to improve throughput systems and processes for the Psychiatric population at Harris Health System. The BHTN monitors and communicates the status of psychiatric capacity, ensures that appropriate measures are undertaken when impending bed shortages arise, and identifies and addresses throughput barriers. The BHTN serves as a resource to Harris Health System Leadership Team in areas related to organization-wide patient flow and complies with established standards as established by professional national and state nursing organizations, local regulatory agencies, and institutional policies and procedures. The BHTN upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior and adheres to the Scope and Standards of Psychiatric-Mental Health nursing practice. The BHTN mentors others; role models professionalism; and participates in professional and community activities.
Degrees: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Holds at least one on the following in nursing: Bachelors, masters, or doctoral degree. (Masters of Science Nursing, preferred)
License & Certifications: Register Nurse; Current license or valid permit to practice professional nursing within the State of Texas. Related professional nursing clinical specialty certification within two (2) years of employment. Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program. Other certificates as required by unit/service.
Work Experience: Three (3) years of work experience in clinical acute inpatient care in a hospital setting; Two (2) years Behavioral Health/Emergency nursing experience preferred
Management Experience: One (1) year management or nursing supervisory experience preferred.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Writing/ Reports
Proficiencies: Personal Computer, MS Word
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Analytical, Medical Terms
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.