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Health Unit Coordinator -- Operating Room

  • Job ID: 900084469
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 2:30PM-11PM, Monday-Friday
  • Shift: Evening Job
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: Operating Room
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.04 to $25.14 / hour

Description

UPMC Presbyterian's Operating Room is hiring a full time Health Unit Coordinator (HUC)! UPMC Presbyterian’s OR is a Level 1 Trauma and Transplant Operating Room that has 46 ORs and 10 specialty service lines. It is an exciting and fast paced environment where learning never stops! In this role, you will be responsible for booking add-on Surgical Cases including urgent and emergent traumas/transplants. These bookings are vitally important in communication to the staff in facilitating timely and efficient care of the surgical patient. You will contact any support staff needed for surgical cases. You will also assist with making next day changes to the Surgical Schedule and appropriately communicating these changes. The Health Unit Coordinator will provide surgical updates in the Surgical Family Waiting Room.


Responsibilities:

  • Greets all patients, family members, visitors and staff members. Assists with all communications regarding the department, accurately updates and maintains patient flow process and coordinate patient tests and procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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. 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.

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and computer applications preferred.
  • Previous healthcare experience preferred.
  • 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

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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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