Description SHIFT: No Weekends SCHEDULE: Full-time About Del Sol Medical Center Since 1974, Del Sol Medical Center has provided quality healthcare to El Paso and the surrounding region. As the only full-service, acute care hospital in East El Paso with a Level II Trauma designation in Emergency Services, we continue to expand our services to meet the growing needs of our tristate community, providing special expertise in Cardiology, Maternity & Child Services, a Level III NICU, a Center of Excellence designation for our Bariatric Clinic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, and a newly renovated 32-bed Rehabilitation Hospital. The physicians, nurses and staff at our 350-bed hospital are committed to providing the highest quality care with compassion and integrity. POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Throughput coordinates patient flow through the hospital and clinical coordination of care across the continuum. Responsibilities will include developing length of stay (LOS) and resource reduction strategies, as well as capitalizing on facility best practices. The Director will also ensure that improvement opportunities are appropriately channeled to effect change, coordinate compliance initiatives with outside agencies, intervene with the hospitalists & PCP's to address and resolve issues related to facility utilization and patient flow process and facilitate strong working relationship between caregivers, case management, and admitting departments to promote effective utilization management through coordination of efforts involving patient flow. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Evaluation and implementation of patient flow to ensure maximization of the hospital resources. Continually evaluate, monitor and improve the patient flow program effectiveness as it relates to utilization review, resource management, discharge planning and care coordination. Establish patient flow goals in coordination with hospital executive management and monitor progress toward the goals through tracking tools such as ED dashboard and inpatient dashboards. Manage Patient Flow department to include development of proper staffing levels, management of expenses in line with budgeted expectations, development of appropriate departmental policies and hospital policies to address regulatory requirements, coordination of the hiring of developmental staff, assignment of duties, training and supervision of all members of the team. Facilitate the on-going training and education of staff to meet regulatory, hospital and department policies, as well as, completion of staff evaluations in accordance with hospital policy. Ensure staff practice and adhere to the Del Sol Medical Center \"Code of Conduct\" philosophy, \"Mission and Value Statement\" and the \"ICARE\" standards. Coordinate Medical Center Patient Flow responsibilities with the Case Management Director for Medical Center Adult Services and the division Revenue Integrity Department Director to ensure all patient flow needs of the Medical Center are met and to ensure similar policies and procedures are in place, as applicable. Serve as the educational leader to physicians and Del Sol Medical Center employees as it relates to utilization review, resource management and patient flow. Oversee the One Call transfer process and implement actions for increased throughput. Qualifications REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS Bachelor of Science in Nursing required. A master's degree from an accredited university in Nursing Administration, Business Administration or Hospital and Health Administration program preferred. LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: (list required and preferred separately) Current RN licensure in Texas or compact state required. BLS and ACLS required. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED: (list required and preferred separately) Five to ten years of experience in healthcare operations through administrative ability, initiative, resourcefulness, executive and analytical ability preferred. Experience in organizational assessment, strategic planning and highly developed leadership and interpersonal skills required.
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