Northwell Health Health Unit Coordinator I in Tarrytown, New York
Req Number 001914
Job Category General Clerical/Secretarial
Responsible for coordinating non-clinical activities for a patient care unit under the direction of the nurse in charge and/or Nurse Manager in accordance with local, state, federal, Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies. Provides assistance to nursing staff by accurately transcribing and placing orders into the system.
Greets patients, family members, visitors, physicians and faculty staff who arrive on unit.
Responds to requests for patients, family members, visitors, physicians and faculty staff.
Obtains patient information prior to admission.
Processes patient registration.
Coordinates patient transport.
Compiles, completes necessary documents and performs clerical tasks for patient being discharged and / or transferred to another internal nursing unit.
Act as a patient advocate to ensure that patient needs and concerns are being addressed appropriately.
Checks patient charts for orders that need to be transcribed.
Transcribes patients vital signs into MediTech clinical system.
Maintains patient records from admission to discharge or transfer, labels and assembles patient charts upon admission.
Prepares patient record for Operating Room and / or other special procedures.
Maintains personal professional competency through in-service and meeting attendance.
Ensures that HIPAA regulations, Joint Commission standards and PMHC corporate compliance policies are adhered to.
Attends all hospital or departmental in-services.
Completes annual HSEP and health assessment as required by Joint Commission.
Performs related duties, as necessary.
High School diploma or equivalent, required.
Excellent verbal communication skills, and organizational skills.
Computer proficiency and familiarity with MS Officer software (Word / Excel).
Familiarity with medical terminology.