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Health Unit Coordinator, Orthopedic-Neuro, Bariatric

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024
Job Title
HUC II
ID
4012296
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
ORTHO-NEURO UNIT

Overview

Health Unit Coordinator, Orthopedic-Neuro, Bariatric

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift

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. For 2020-21 Parkwest received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Top 10” hospitals in Tennessee.

3 Dogwood, Orthopedic-Neuro, Bariatric:

Parkwest’s 3 Dogwood is a 36-bed unit specializing in Orthopedic Joint/Spine and Bariatrics. It is located inside our most recent expansion, the Dogwood Tower, which opened in December 2019. 3 Dogwood is a fast-paced unit with an average stay of 23 hours or less for the Joint and Bariatric patients.

Position Summary:

Transportation of hospital patients and supplementary items. Performs defined safety protocols. Provides support assistance/ activities as needed.

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.

HUC II working in Cardiac Areas:

  • 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, MA, or EMT Certification.

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