Covenant Health

Job Title
HUC I
ID
3868699
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
EMERGENCY ROOM

Overview

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Health Unit Coordinator, Emergency Room

PRN/OCC, Hours vary, Night Shift

 

Parkwest Overview:

Since admitting our first patient in 1973, Parkwest has been at the vanguard of healthcare in East Tennessee. We are an eight-time Top 100 Heart Hospital and have received multiple awards for excellence in emergency care, clinical practice, and patient satisfaction. Learn more about our professional accolades.

 

Emergency Room:

At Parkwest Medical Center we strive to provide outstanding patient care during emergency situations. Our 39-bed Emergency Department provides care to patients experiencing medical emergencies, acute illnesses, and minor trauma. Staff works in a fast-paced environment to quickly assess conditions and stabilize patients in life-threatening emergencies such as stroke, cardiac events, severe injuries, as well as less urgent medical issues. The Emergency Department evaluates approximately 140 patients per day.

 

Our staff members include RNs, Paramedics, LPNs, ED Techs, and Health Unit Coordinators. Our department is high energy, and team-oriented, and customer satisfaction is 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 and two Mondays per month. Our night shift nursing staff enjoy extra weekends off as we employ traditional night weekend Baylor RN staff.

 

If you are a team-oriented, critical thinker, who enjoys a lively pace work environment, and you are passionate about saving lives, apply to join our ED today!

 

Position Summary:

Provide clerical and secretarial services to the nursing unit.

 

Recruiter: Jason Shubert || jshuber1@covhlth.com || 865-374-5393

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.
  • 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:         

None

 

Licensure Requirement:      

None

                       

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