Health Unit Coordinator
- - Acute Care
- Sidney, OH, USA
- Full Time
SUMMARY: Prepares and compiles records in nursing unit of hospital facility by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Performs patient related clerical duties necessary to assist the health care team as they provide care. The patient population would include: the young-middle aged adult patient, and the geriatric patient.
The health unit coordinator shall be responsible for the computer entry of patient information/registration and physician orders to ensure continuity of care.
The health unit coordinator shall assist with the coordination of activities of the unit and ensures the necessary supplies are available to provide patient care.
The health unit coordinator shall assure open and timely communication with the patient, their significant others and team members to ensure the occurrence of therapeutic interventions.
The health unit coordinator will be competent and current, adhering to established standards of practice and will engage in activities or behaviors that characterize professionals.
The health unit coordinator shall show respect for life, dignity, human worth and the individuality of each human being.
Performs additional duties as assigned within the scope of the department.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EMPLOYEE'S SUBORDINATE POSITIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) if hired since 1/88. Prior to January, 1988, high school graduate or GED preferred. One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; bend; twist; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must from time to time lift up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.