CentraState Healthcare System

  • Health Unit Coordinator / Unit Secretary (ICU/CCU)

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/10/2018 4:14 PM)
    ID
    2017-7947
    Position Type
    Regular Part-Time
    Location
    CentraState Medical Center
    Shift
    Evening
    Work Schedule
    11A-11:30P
  • Overview

    Provides receptionist, data entry and clerical services to nursing units.  Attends system-wide and nursing orientation.

     

     

     

    Responsibilities

    • Follows Standard Precautions.
    • Coordinates all phone calls made to physicians, families, interdisciplinary departments and other health care agencies.
    • Effectively demonstrates the use of the call bell to locate personnel in order to minimize noise.
    • Responds to patient call bells courteously and in a timely manner and relays information/requests to appropriate staff in a timely manner.
    • Assists the Eucharistic Minister during communion rounds by providing accurate dietary information.
    • Makes copies as requested.
    • Maintains daily bedside charting by placing all necessary paperwork in hot boxes on admission and retrieving paperwork at time of discharge.
    • Coordinates new admissions and transfers with admitting, other departments, Physicians, Nurse Manager, and other facilities as necessary.
    • Sets up and maintains patient charts.
    • Accurately completes all required reports and forms within established timeframes. Maintains unit log books.
    • Maintains inventory of unit supplies from the Warehouse or Central and replenishes when appropriate.
    • Accurately enters patient information, medical orders and patient charges into computer system.
    • Coordinates Resident appointments with ancillary departments, diagnostic centers and other health care agencies.
    • Notifies nurse immediately for patients in pain/discomfort.
    • Verbalizes understanding that pain management is a priority to patient and reports it immediately to the nurse.
    • Notifies appropriate personnel of Stat Orders and test results.
    • Maintains the correct PAR levels for lab supplies and correctly orders supplies as needed.
    • Ensures that lab supplies are not expired. Discards as appropriate.
    • Correctly orders unit supplies through Lawson according to PAR levels.
    • Participates in the development of monthly work schedules for the secretaries on the nursing unit and ensures timely submission to the nurse manager.
    • Signs, dates, and times all doctors' orders then scans all doctors' orders to pharmacy.
    • Enters doctors' orders into Sorian.
    • Takes CPOE orders off of printer and places in nurse’s box (if D/C to rehab makes a copy of the order before placing in nurse’s box).
    • Prints Wellsoft for ER patients.
    • Prepares admissions charts for all patients.
    • Calls Admitting when patient arrives on the unit.
    • Puts patients in bed management for discharge.
    • Dismantles charts when patients leave.
    • Updates PIB board with patient information, falls precautions, AND, BS, Centra Lines, D/C.
    • Prints specimen labels for nurses/techs.
    • Checks CPOE Alerts and addresses them (MRI, consults, wound vac).
    • Sends faxes as directed by RN.
    • Checks fax machine for incoming faxes and files.
    • Fills out MRI screening forms (top portion only) then gives to nurse to fill out. Once completed, fax form, face sheet, and order to MRI.
    • Calls film file room and MRI for all EMTALA patients for disc and pick up disc.
    • Calls for priest or chaplain as directed by RN.
    • Calls EKG to have STAT EKGs read as directed by RN.
    • Files H&P, EKGs, consults, MRI reports.
    • Orders specialty supplies such as beds from outside vendors as directed by RN.
    • Notifies RN of patients on surveillance cameras who may potentially fall.
    • Prints patient labels correctly and places labels in designated area.

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • High school diploma or equivalent required.

     

    Work Experience:

    • Previous related work experience preferred.

     

    Licenses and certifications:

    • BLS certification required.

    Basic Life Support required within six (6) weeks of hire and renewals obtained every two (2) years.

     

    Required Knowledge and Skills:

    Knowledge of medical terminology helpful. Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team Knowledge of medical terminology helpful.

    Physical Demands

    Working Conditions:

    Works in a normal hospital environment with frequent exposure to sick or injured patients.

     

    Exposure:

    Daily potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.

     

    Physical Demands:

    Sitting - Continuously

    Standing/Walking – Occasionally

    Kneeling/Stooping - Rarely

    Bending/Climbing - Occasionally

    Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist - Occasionally

    Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds - Rarely

    Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds - Never

    Typing/Filing – Continuously

     

     

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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