OBJECTIVE SUMMARY: The Health Unit Coordinator assists the medical staff by performing a variety of clerical tasks that ensures the efficiency of the patient unit. The Health Unit Coordinator provides services to the patient, medical staff, and management of the hospital.
Act as receptionist, receive new patients, direct visitors, provide patient information to medical staff
Answer the unit telephone
Respond to patient call lights
Assemble and maintain patient charts from admission to discharge
Receive and record telephone laboratory and diagnostic results and notify appropriate medical staff of the results
Transcribe, verify and follow-up on physician orders
Process patient orders, requests for examinations and other ancillary services, such as x-rays, laboratory tests, and transportation, order equipment, coordinate patient admissions, transfers, discharges
Maintain the nursing and medication files
Maintain office equipment for the unit
Order unit supplies
May direct the work of orderlies and unit volunteers
Maintain patient confidentiality
PREFERRED EDUCATION: High School graduate, GED.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: One (1) year clerical experience in healthcare setting.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Function in emergencies and incidents.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Natural or corrected near – visual acuity is necessary to read patient charts and physician orders. Natural or corrected hearing necessary to communicate effectively with others. Moderate need for standing or walking.
OTHER DUTIES – Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
* Good organization skills * Good communication skills * Ability to speak, read, and write English * Strong computer skills * Good customer service skills * Ability to work on multiple priorities at once
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