Temporary Unit Service Associate-Emergency Services Northwell Health Huntington

Title Temporary Unit Service Associate-emergency Services
Date 10 September 2020
Company Northwell Health
City Huntington

Short Description :

To Registered Nurse and/or Patient Care Manager Typing 30 wpm and/or data entry skills 80 kpm, required Performs receptionist duties to facilitate the efficient functioning of the unit Directs patients, physicians, visitors and staff to appropriate areas ,…

Full Description :

Performs various receptionist/secretarial duties to facilitate efficient functioning of the unit. Maintains unit supply inventory.
Responsibilities Include:

  • Performs receptionist duties to facilitate the efficient functioning of the unit.
    • Answers telephone, takes accurate messages, and reports any issues to Registered Nurse and/or Patient Care Manager.
    • Admits patients to unit. Labels and obtains addressograph plate, and places patients in census book and census sheet.
    • Responds to patients on the intercom system and promptly relays information to appropriate staff member.
    • Directs patients, physicians, visitors and staff to appropriate areas in a polite, friendly, courteous and informative manner.
    • Schedules and coordinates appointments for patient tests and procedures.
    • Notifies Patient Registration of any change in census resulting from newly assigned / transferred / discharged patients.
    • Coordinates room assignments with Patient Registration. Maintains/changes patient records to reflect re-assignment. Notifies appropriate staff when patient’s room is ready.
    • Serves as a liaison with various hospital departments (i.e. Dietary, Environmental Services, Central Services, Staffing Office, etc.) and submits work orders/ requests, as needed.
  • Performs secretarial duties to facilitate the efficient functioning of the unit
    • Transcribes physician’s orders to appropriate documents according to policy.
    • Enters significant patient data into the computer information system (i.e. testing requests, reports, procedures, referrals, admissions, transfers, discharges, diet orders, etc.)
    • Establishes and maintains medical records. Ensures admission consents and cytology forms are complete and filed appropriately.
    • Completes medical record upon patient discharge. Ensures medical record is delivered to the Medical Records department within four (4) hours of patient discharge.
    • Maintains various unit records, i.e., census sheets, etc.
    • Gathers volume indicators for performance improvement activities and compiles statistics for reporting
  • Maintains unit supply inventory. Orders and restocks office supplies and patient care items with respect to the guidelines/par levels for the unit.
  • Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
  • Prior clerical experience, preferred.
  • Typing 30 wpm and/or data entry skills (80 kpm), required.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English, required.
  • Part-time,18.75 hours, every other weekend, Must be available for 34 weeks of Full-time, day shift training

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