Health Unit Coordinator - 4IU Full Time
Posted on: January 28, 2023
DescriptionPurpose:Greets all patients, family members, visitors
and staff members. Assists with all communications regarding the
department, accurately updates and maintains patient flow process
and coordinate patient tests and procedures.Responsibilities:
- Maintains par levels for designated supplies and forms
including down time folders. Rounds through family lounge to assure
proper items are stocked and room is maintained. Reconciles charges
accordingly including but not limited to custom braces and CRRT.
Performs unit audits as directed. Initiates quiet time or monitors
noise level. Strictly adheres to all policies and practices
relative to patient care and hospital related information. Adheres
to HIPAA and blocked policies. Complies with safety policies and
procedures including standard precautions. Performs assigned work
in a timely and productive manner.
- Maintains accurate unit communication including, but not
limited to, promptly answering telephones, activating the paging
system, facilitating timely faxing, and distributing patient and
unit mail. Greets and assists visitors, physicians and other staff
members. Utilizes hospital information systems, including but not
limited to eRecord, MARS, Medipac, Bedboard, and Teletracking.
Updates Bedboard per unit standards and communicates changes to
appropriate staff as needed. Enters and communicates physician
orders timely and accurately. Maintains the medical record and
patient chart according to established policy. Assures that patient
identification plate is correct and that patient identification
labels are available at all times. Coordinates other unit
activities including, but not limited to scheduling of tests and
procedures, scheduling patient transports, completing errands,
maintaining appropriate logs and filing reports appropriately.
- Maintains office equipment including, but not limited to,
computers, telephones, refrigerator temperatures, printers, and fax
machines. Submits repair requests to the appropriate departments
and follows up as needed. Reports Bedboard discrepancies to Bed
Flow Coordinator, or appropriate person. Establishes appropriate
and effective communication strategies. Establishes professional
and respectful interpersonal relationships.
- Suggests and supports changes within the department. Assumes
responsibility for assignments and views problems as challenges.
Demonstrates awareness of how one's own behavior impacts the
efficient functioning of the department.
- Constructively receives feedback and direction. Identifies and
communicates learning needs to the unit director. Takes action to
improve knowledge, skills and performance. *Serves as a resource
for staff and other disciplines. Serves as a preceptor for new
staff members. Prior to performing new or challenging tasks,
requests assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures.
Requests assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as
needed. Participates in self-review as requested by the unit
director. Participates in project and committee
work.QualificationsHigh school diploma or equivalent.Knowledge of
medical terminology and computer applications.Ability to
effectively communicate both orally and in writing.Completion of a
Certified Health Unit Secretary course preferred.In the course of
duties may be asked to distribute medications to the nurse at the
bedside. Access to medications is limited to the distribution of
the medication to the nurse.Licensure, Certifications, and
- Act 34
- UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
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