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UPMC Health Unit Coordinator, Nursing 3B Med/Surg - UPMC Somerset in Somerset, Pennsylvania

Description

UPMC Somerset is hiring a Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) to support the Nursing 3B Medical/Surgical Unit in Somerset, PA!

The shifts of this position are primarily daylight and include 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ; 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. & 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. rotating as needed to support the operations of the department! This position will include rotating weekend responsibilities.

*Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the Career Ladder, based on their individual experience and education.

Purpose:

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.

Qualifications

  • High 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 Clearances:

  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

REQNUMBER: 617325222

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