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Health Unit Coordinator, Acute-Renal, Pulmonary

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024
Job Title
HUC II
ID
4004639
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
CARDIOLOGY UNIT

Overview

Health Unit Coordinator, Acute-Renal, Pulmonary

Full Time, 72 Hours per pay period, Day shifts

Parkwest Overview:

Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top-performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. Annually Parkwest is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of Tennessee's “Top 10” hospitals.

5 Riverstone, Acute-Renal, Pulmonary:

Located in the “Penthouse of Parkwest” 5 Riverstone is a 44-bed unit located on the 5th floor with beautiful views of the sunrise and sunset. The 5 Riverstone family is a diverse group of hardworking, dedicated individuals who use humor and teamwork to navigate out day-to-day work environment.

As a part of the 5 Riverstone Acute-Renal, Pulmonary team, you will see a large variety of patients including cardiac, pulmonary, and renal. Nurses on 5R have the opportunity to use their cardiac telemetry skills, operate various forms of oxygen delivery methods including tracheostomies (no ventilator patients), and care for pre/post hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients. The population on the unit is highly varied from self-care patients to total care patients. Nurses collaborate daily with case managers, social workers, pharmacists, and therapists to develop individual patient care plans. 5 Riverstone provides a professional and stimulating environment where critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork is both nurtured and expected.

Our team includes high quality RNs, LPNs, Patient Care Assistants, and Health Unit Coordinators. Our staff rotates ever other holiday and weekend. We utilize a preferred self-scheduling model that covers a six-week period to allow for flexibility. We welcome staff members of varying experiences, from new graduates to the experienced healthcare professional. Come join our amazing team on 5 Riverstone!

Position Summary:

Provide clerical and secretarial services to the nursing unit.

Recruiter: Jason Shubert || jshuber1@covhlth.com || 865-374-5393

Responsibilities

  • Performs clerical duties related to procedures such as admission, discharge, transfer, and death.
  • Ensures STAT orders are brought to the attention of licensed nursing personnel.
  • Transcribes physician’s orders accurately and in a timely manner and notifies consults as ordered.
  • Requisitions supplies and equipment, maintenance and repair services, and prepares related forms. Keeps unit stock and equipment inventories at appropriate levels.
  • Answers telephone and intercoms; relays and documents messages. Helps to ensure that follow-up to patients request is timely.
  • Assists physicians in obtaining reports from lab, radiology, etc.
  • Schedules patient tests, diagnostic procedures, and doctors appointments for patients as requested.
  • Organizes patient charts in proper sequence. Labels and replenishes all necessary forms.
  • Employ all established infection control policies including standard precautions, transmission based isolation precautions, OSHA standards, safety measures and proper body mechanics in performance of job.
  • Act as preceptor to HUC I.
  • If not a CNA, must demonstrate competency as a Patient Care Assistant by completing the Patient Care Assistant training class within Covenant. Must also have six or more (6+) months of full time work in a HUC I role.
  • Obtains patient records from other facilities.
  • Manages patient flow via flowboard if applicable.
  • Assures appropriate discharge disposition in electronic medical records
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Assigns and distributes cardiac telemetry equipment to designated hospital staff.
  • Retrieves cardiac telemetry equipment from nursing units as directed.
  • Admits and discharges patients from the telemetry monitoring service.
  • Maintains cardiac related equipment in a state of readiness in coordination with Bio Medical Engineering staff.
  • Identifies life threatening cardiac rhythms and institutes proper emergency procedures.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.

Minimum Experience:

Must be a CNA, MA, or EMT at the time of hire or be a HUC I, PCA, CNA, MA, or EMT with six or more (6+) months of experience at a Covenant Health facility and complete the Covenant Health’s Patient Care Assistant training protocol OR For HUC II working in Cardiac Areas- completion of Apex modules 1-6 and/or telemetry class completed prior to hire or placement in a HUC II role.

Licensure Requirement:

External new hires must have CNA certification.

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