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Health Unit Coordinator - 11E Ortho/Trauma Burn

Description

We are currently hiring a full-time Health Unit Coordinator to support our 11E Ortho/Trauma Burn Unit!

11 Tower is a 39-bed post-surgical ortho/trauma unit. Our area is mapped into four modules including a large physical therapy and shower room.  We have telemetry capability across the floor as well.  On 11 Tower, you will gain experience with orthopedic traction, trauma, and burn patients and be part of an energetic and motivated staff.

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.
  • 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 strategie in professional ways.
  • 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.
  • Prior to performing new or challenging tasks, requests assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures.
  • Requests assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed. Including participating 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

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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