Covenant Health

Health Unit Coordinator - Emergency Room

ID
3595143
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
EMERGENCY ROOM

Overview

Regional

 

Health Unit Coordinator - Emergency Room

 Full-Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Shifts Very

Every other weekend.

 

At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center we strive to provide outstanding patient care during emergent situations. The brand new Emergency Department at our hospital consists of 50 beds for providing such care. Staff in our emergency department work in a very fast paced environment to quickly assess conditions and stabilize patients in life-threatening emergencies such as strokes, heart attacks or severe injuries as well as less urgent medical issues.

 

Fort Sanders Regional has the longest running comprehensive stroke certification in the region, meaning that our ED is trusted to care for a large portion of the areas stoke patients.

 

The Emergency Department is a 34 bed unit. Our staff members include RNs, LPNs, CNA/PCAs, and HUCs. The patients we care for typically have medical emergencies and acute care illnesses with occasional trauma. We are team oriented and work at a lively pace. Customer satisfaction is a high priority.

 

If you are passionate about saving lives and caring for the members of your community, apply for our ER today!

 

Position Summary:

Provide clerical and secretarial services to the nursing unit.

 

Please contact Michelle for more information on this job or others you may be interested in! 865-374-5363 or mball6@covhlth.com

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.
  • Employ all established infection control policies including standard precautions, transmission based isolation precautions, OSHA standards, safety measures and proper body mechanics in performance of job.
  • Act as preceptor to HUC I.
  • If not a CNA, must demonstrate competency as a Patient Care Assistant by completing the Patient Care Assistant training class within Covenant. Must also have six or more (6+) months of full time work in a HUC I role.
  • 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.

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 be a CNA, MA, or EMT at the time of hire or be a HUC I, PCA, CNA, MA, or EMT with six or more (6+) months of experience at a Covenant Health facility and complete the Covenant Health’s Patient Care Assistant training protocol OR For HUC II working in Cardiac Areas- completion of Apex modules 1-6 and/or telemetry class completed prior to hire or placement in a HUC II role.

 

Licensure Requirement:

External new hires must have CNA certification.

 

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