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Health Unit Coordinator - 6E Brain Injury

  • Job ID: 785235616
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Mercy
  • Department: Rehab Brain Injury
  • Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.42 to $24.17 / hour

Description

Located in downtown Pittsburgh, UPMC Mercy is an urban facility full of opportunities for those looking to step into the healthcare field!

 

UPMC Mercy is currently hiring a full-time Health Unit Coordinator to support its 6E Brain Injury Rehab department!

 

At UPMC Mercy’s 18-bed brain injury unit, each patient receives both an individualized and multidisciplinary approach to brain injury care. We are dedicated to guiding and supporting patients and families through the challenges of brain injury rehabilitation, and we recognize that each person’s needs are different. Our program is the only of its kind in western Pennsylvania, including a Disorders of Consciousness program. Our team encompasses the physiatrist who oversees rehabilitation techniques, medical management, and methods of treating and preventing impairment in conjunction with UPMC Mercy. The patient care team also includes rehabilitation nurses who manage various aspects of the patients care and education; physical therapists who focus on restoring movement and function; occupational therapist who work with the patient on recovering skills needed for everyday living; speech language pathologist who work with communication, swallowing, and cognition; Case Managers who help direct each patients plan of care;  neuropsychologist’s who help treat a patients memory, thinking, and concentration, and amongst some of the specialties that we have to offer our patient’s. As one of the leading rehabilitation programs in the United States, brain injury patients at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute have access to state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive services to assist with brain injury recovery.

 

As a Health Unit Coordinator, you will:

  • Greet all patients, family members, visitors and staff members.

  • Assist with all communications regarding the department.

  • Accurately update and maintain patient flow process.

  • Coordinate patient tests and procedures.



Responsibilities:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

 

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 34

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