Job Description

Job Title: Health Unit Coordinator, Part Time - Emergency Department
Job ID: 695913
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Jameson
Department: Emergency Room - N
Location: 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle PA 16105

Description

Purpose:
For patients and their families, being treated with respect and a positive attitude can make all the difference in the world. The Health Unit Coordinator is the first point of contact for all patients and visitors to the floor, serving as the face of the unit as well as scheduling patients for tests and procedures, arranging transport, and responding to patient requests. If you’re proactive, highly organized, and like to greet people with a smile, then the Health Unit Coordinator role is perfect for you!

UPMC promotes a culture of service excellence, and Health Unit Coordinators play a huge part in that culture. In addition to greeting and directing patients, patients’ family members, and visitors who arrive on the floor, you will also provide important operational support, which can include updating bedboards, entering physician orders, coordinating patient information, answering phones, stocking supplies, distributing mail, and a variety of other tasks as assigned. 

UPMC Jameson is currently hiring a Part Time Health Unit Coordinator to support the Emergency Department. UPMC Jameson offers Level II Emergency Services. The Emergency Department is operational twenty-four (24/7) hours daily, with medical coverage provided by Emergency Department Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners. Our Emergency Department has 30 private rooms, with 3 psychiatric rooms and provides care for illnesses and injuries ranging from minor to life threatening. We provide care to patients ranging in age from neonatal to geriatric. The provision of care involves nursing triage, assessment, medical evaluation, ordering of appropriate diagnostic testing, assessment of response to treatments and medications, diagnosis of conditions, and provision of discharge instructions or arrangement of admission to the hospital.

Health Unit Coordinators work a rotating schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage on the floor.


Responsibilities:
  • Maintains the Emergency Record. Rounds on patients throughout the shift.
  • Constructively receives feedback and direction. Identifies and communicates learning needs to the unit director. Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance. *Serves as a resource for staff and other disciplines. Serves as a preceptor for new staff members. Prior to performing new or challenging tasks, requests assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures. Requests assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed. Participates in self-review as requested by the unit director. Participates in project and committee work.
  • Maintains accurate unit communication including, but not limited to, promptly answering telephones, activating the paging system, facilitating timely faxing, and distributing patient and unit mail. Greets and assists visitors, physicians and other staff members. Utilizes hospital information systems, including but not limited to eRecord, MARS, Medipac, Bedboard, and Teletracking. Updates Bedboard per unit standards and communicates changes to appropriate staff as needed. Enters and communicates physician orders timely and accurately. Maintains the medical record and patient chart according to established policy. Assures that patient identification plate is correct and that patient identification labels are available at all times. Coordinates other unit activities including, but not limited to scheduling of tests and procedures, scheduling patient transports, completing errands, maintaining appropriate logs and filing reports appropriately.
  • Maintains office equipment including, but not limited to, computers, telephones, refrigerator temperatures, printers, and fax machines. Submits repair requests to the appropriate departments and follows up as needed. Reports Bedboard discrepancies to Bed Flow Coordinator, or appropriate person. Establishes appropriate and effective communication strategies. Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Maintains par levels for designated supplies and forms including down time folders. Rounds through family lounge to assure proper items are stocked and room is maintained. Reconciles charges accordingly including but not limited to custom braces and CRRT. Performs unit audits as directed. Initiates quiet time or monitors noise level. Strictly adheres to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital related information. Adheres to HIPAA and blocked policies. Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions. Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Suggests and supports changes within the department. Assumes responsibility for assignments and views problems as challenges. Demonstrates awareness of how one's own behavior impacts the efficient functioning of the department.

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent. 
Knowledge of medical terminology and computer applications. 
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. 
Completion of a Certified Health Unit Secretary course preferred. 
In the course of duties may be asked to distribute medications to the nurse at the bedside. 

Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $12.22 to $18.61

Union Position: No

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