Covenant Health

Job Title
HUC II
ID
3303198
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
NURSING ADM SUPPORT

Overview

 

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Health Unit Coordinator II, Nursing Admin Support

Full TIme, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Nigh Shift

 

This is a diverse group that includes PCAs, CNAs, RNs and HUCs.  This department is responsible for supplementing staffing for multiple units in the hospital. The Float Pool staff is held to a higher standard than most clinical staff due to needing to be proficient in multiple areas of the hospital. Individuals who are self-motivated, independent and flexible will achieve success in this department.  This unit utilizes a six week self-scheduling model. Full-time employees are required to work three scheduled shifts per week, three weekend shifts per six week period and are required to work one major holiday and one minor holiday annually. 

 

Position Summary: Provide clerical and secretarial services to the nursing unit.

Responsibilities

  • Performs clerical duties related to procedures such as admission, discharge, transfer, and death.
  • Ensures STAT orders are brought to the attention of licensed nursing personnel.
  • Transcribes physician’s orders accurately and in a timely manner and notifies consults as ordered.
  • Requisitions supplies and equipment, maintenance and repair services, and prepares related forms. Keeps unit stock and equipment inventories at appropriate levels.
  • Answers telephone and intercoms; relays and documents messages. Helps to ensure that follow-up to patients request is timely.
  • Assists physicians in obtaining reports from lab, radiology, etc.
  • Schedules patient tests, diagnostic procedures, and doctors appointments for patients as requested.
  • Organizes patient charts in proper sequence. Labels and replenishes all necessary forms.
  • Demonstrates competency as a Certified Nursing Assistant by completing the Certified Nursing Assistant Course with successful completion of the certification exam and by completion of the CNA skills competency checklist in Healthstream.
  • Assist with quality audits for nursing unit.
  • Obtains patient records from other facilities.
  • Manages patient flow via flowboard if applicable. 
  • Assures appropriate discharge disposition in electronic medical records
  • Provides excellent customer service.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Qualifications

Minimum Education: None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED.  Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.

 

Minimum Experience: Must have had CNA skills competency checklist completed in HealthStream prior to placement in a HUC II role. Completion of Covenant Health Unit Coordinator Curriculum within 2 weeks of hire required.  Certification by National Association of HUCs, CPOE training or on-the-job training with an experienced HUC preferred.

 

Licensure Requirement: CNA Certification required.

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