Covenant Health

Job Title
HUC II
ID
3486619
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
HEART-LUNG-VASCULAR

Overview

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Unit Secretary - Medical Step Down

PRN/OCC, Day Shift

 

Parkwest Overview:

Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. For 2020-21 Parkwest received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Top 10” hospitals in Tennessee.

 

Medical Step Down

This is a 26 bed unit, which includes up to 8 step down beds. Professional, fun, challenging and exciting work environment. We get it done and have fun in the process! Our team always puts our patients first. We have a modified self-schedule with a requirement of every other weekend for new grads, 3 days per week at 12 hours.

 

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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