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Health Unit Coordinator, Emergency Department

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024
Job Title
HUC I
ID
3995956
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
EMERGENCY ROOM

Overview

Emergency Department Health Unit Coordinator

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

Black scrub attire, alternating weekends, rotating holidays.

At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center we strive to provide outstanding patient care during emergent situations. The brand new Emergency Department at our hospital consists of 50 beds for providing such care. Staff in our emergency department work in a very fast paced environment to quickly assess conditions and stabilize patients in life-threatening emergencies such as strokes, heart attacks or severe injuries as well as less urgent medical issues.

Fort Sanders Regional has the longest running comprehensive stroke certification in the region, meaning that our ED is trusted to care for a large portion of the areas stoke patients.

The Emergency Department is a 34 bed unit. Our staff members include RNs, LPNs, CNA/PCAs, and HUCs. The patients we care for typically have medical emergencies and acute care illnesses with occasional trauma. We are team oriented and work at a lively pace. Customer satisfaction is a high priority.

If you are passionate about saving lives and caring for the members of your community, apply for our ER today!

Position Summary: Provide clerical and secretarial services to the nursing unit.

Recruiter: Jennifer Gordon || jgordon2@covhlth.com || 865-374-8107

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.
  • 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.

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:

None

Licensure Requirement:

None

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