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Health Unit Coord - Ambulatory Surgery Center (1.0 FTE, Tacoma) No Weekends, Holidays or On Call!

Location: Tacoma, WA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 762683 Date posted: 01/08/2019
Description:
**THE HUC (HEALTH UNIT COORDINATOR) WORKS AT THE FRONT DESK, GREETING AND CHECKING IN PATIENTS AS THEY ARRIVE FOR SURGERY. ACTS AS A RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES, VISITORS, AND OTHER PATIENTS, ANSWERING QUESTIONS AND PROVIDING DIRECTIONS. ANSWERS AND TRIAGES INCOMING DEPARTMENTAL CALLS AND PROVIDES PATIENTS WITH ARRIVAL TIMES. PREPARES PATIENT CHARTS FOR ADMISSION AND BREAKS DOWN CHARTS AFTER DISCHARGE. INITIATES ELECTRONIC CASE RECORDS AND ELECTRONICALLY DISCHARGES PATIENTS FROM FACILITY. CROSS TRAINED TO THE HUC SURGERY AND PAIN CLINIC SCHEDULER JOBS, PROVIDING BACKUP AND COVERING FOR BREAKS. ACTS AS A RESOURCE FOR CHARGE NURSES, STAFF, AND SUPPORTS DEPARTMENT WITH OTHER REPONSIBLITIES AS ASSIGNED.


The HUC supports the clinical staff in the ED/UC by performing clerical duties and indirect patient care within the ED/UC department. The HUC coordinates clinical testing requirements by coordinating care with ancillary departments. The HUC is essential for maximizing efficient patient flow within the department. The HUC reports to the manager of the ED/UC.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates patient care by monitoring, coordinating and communicating patient care orders. Monitors Track board for new orders, coordinates completion of orders with radiology, laboratory, specialty and other departments. Notifies appropriate departments of new orders. Monitors and assures all new orders are completed, coordinates radiology tests and blood draws, places referrals and acknowledges orders when completed. Arrives patients as necessary (ambulance patients) and completes necessary arrival procedure. Manages all paper documents and paper supplies. Coordinates admission to the hospital.

  • Displays excellent communication skills. Greets family members presenting at nurses station and provides accurate, courteous information. Answers incoming phone calls. Answers incoming radio calls. Communicates promptly and accurately with providers and clinical staff as required. Maintains patient confidentiality.

  • Has a working knowledge of: EPIC, downtime procedures, disaster procedures. Remains calm and efficient in stressful situations.

  • Basic Qualifications:

    Experience
    N/A
    Education

  • High School Diploma/GED.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A


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    Additional Requirements:

  • Medical terminology.

  • Communication skills.

  • Legible penmanship.



  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year experience as a HUC in a hospital or ED/UC.

  • CPR at time of hire/transfer.
  • Primary Location: Washington,Tacoma,Tacoma Specialty Center 209 Martin Luther King Jr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 10:30 AM/Varies Working Hours End: 7:00 PM/Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: SEIU Service Unit Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Ambulatory Surgery Center Travel: No

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