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Covenant Health HUC II in Knoxville, Tennessee

Overview

Unit Secretary, Ambulatory Staging

Full time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift(Monday- Friday, No Weekends/ Holidays)

Ambulatory Staging Unit has a total of 48 beds in a brand new department that opened in December 2019. This is where patients first come in for surgery to see anesthesia and have IVs and antibiotics started. Along with the new ASU unit, our new Post Anesthesia Care Unit has a total of 30 beds. This is where patients come after the recovery room, as they’re waking up from surgery. We have long-term staff members because of the culture and teamwork in our department. The physicians we work with appreciate our teamwork, and trust the judgment of our team. Our staff enjoys modified self-scheduling, with a requirement of working every other weekend and every other holiday. Staff is scheduled 3 days per week, 12-hour shifts.

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

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.

  • Demonstrates competency as a Certified Nursing Assistant by completing the Certified Nursing Assistant Course with successful completion of the certification exam and by completion of the CNA skills competency checklist in Healthstream.

  • Assist with quality audits for nursing unit.

  • Obtains patient records from other facilities.

  • Manages patient flow via flowboard if applicable.

  • Assures appropriate discharge disposition in electronic medical records

  • Provides excellent customer service.

  • 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.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

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 have had CNA skills competency checklist completed in HealthStream prior to placement in a HUC II role. Co mpletion of Covenant Health Unit Coordinator Curriculum within 2 weeks of hire required. Certification by National Association of HUCs, CPOE training or on-the-job training with an experienced HUC preferred.Multi Tasking

Licensure Requirement: CNA Certification required.BLS

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Job Title HUC II

ID 3285787

Facility Parkwest Medical Center

Department Name AMBULATORY STAGING

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