30+ Days ago
Fort Worth, TX
1 day ago
The Health Unit Coordinator performs clerical duties and coordinates communication of a unit to support patient care activities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLEPerforms clerical duties necessary to support patient care activities. Initiates, assembles and maintains patient charts in accordance with established procedures. Files reports and test results.Transcribes physician orders.Processes ordered tests, medications, procedures and appointments. Processes patient admits, transfers and discharges. Informs team members of reports, orders and other information.Answers telephones and manages the patient call system. Serves as an information resource to patients, staff and public consistently interacting appropriately with all ages.Maintains a clean, safe and functional work area.Maintains par levels of non-billables, supplies, forms and patient care equipment. Utilizes supplies and equipment economically.Coordinates transportation for patients and patient items as delegated.KEY SUCCESS FACTORSExcellent bedside manner and ability to make patients feel at ease; appears friendly, reassuring and approachable to patients.Ability to take instruction from a doctor.Familiarity with medical charts and records.High attention to detail.Knowledge of basic computer and keyboard skills.