Covenant Health

Job Title
Parkwest Medical Center
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Health Unit Coordinator, Express Admissions Unit

Full-Time, 72 hours Per Pay Period, Night 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.


The Express Admission Unit

The Express Admission Unit (EAU) is a link between the outpatient departments and the inpatient units. ER, OR, or transfer patients come here on their way to being admitted, and nurses in the EAU get them prepared for admission. This team works together to do an admission assessment, start the patient on any ordered therapies, and implement plans of care--all before the room on the regular nursing floor opens up! This fast paced environment sees patients from all service lines.


Our staff members include RN’s, Certified Nursing Assistants, Patient Care Assistants, and Health Unit Coordinators who work together to provide exceptional patient care.  Our department is high energy and team oriented, with patient and staff satisfaction as a high priority. We currently use a self-scheduling module that covers a six week period.  Staff work three 12-hour shifts per week with an every other weekend rotation.  We have a supportive environment and orientation is tailored to your needs.


If you enjoy a variety of medical conditions and thrive in a fast paced environment, then our Express Admission Unit is a place to call home. 


Position Summary: 

Provide clerical and secretarial services to the nursing unit.


Recruiter: Jason Shubert || || 865-374-5393


  • 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.
  • Obtains patient records from other facilities.
  • Manages patient flow via flowboard if applicable.
  • Assures appropriate discharge disposition in electronic medical records
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


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:



Licensure Requirement: 



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