University of Utah Health Care

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Health Unit Coordinator

Health Unit Coordinator

Requisition Number 
26639
Reg/Temp 
Regular
Employment Type 
Full-Time
Shift 
Evening
Work Schedule 
Evening
Location Name 
University of Utah Hospital
Patient Care? 
No
City 
SALT LAKE CITY
State 
UT
Department 
UUH IPC 38W PSYCH ACUTE 5W
Category 
Customer Service

More information about this job

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position is responsible for performing clerical functions for a patient care unit; facilitating the flow of information between medical staff and departments to maximize unit efficiency. Provides administrative input regarding the internal operations of the department.

This position has no responsibility for providing care to patients.

Responsibilities

  • Provides and facilitates communication to hospital staff, physicians, patients, families, and visitors.
  • Orders, stocks and maintains clerical and patient supplies.
  • Coordinates with department leadership for maintenance of department forms.
  • May work with manager/designee to reconcile unit charges.
  • Maintains and updates unit activity boards and patient records as needed.
  • Assists in orienting new employees regarding the clerical functions of the unit.
  • May schedule patient appointments.
  • Admits, discharges, and transfers function per unit standard.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.
  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.
  • Ability to successfully complete power chart training.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a multi-line phone system and utilize the hospital paging system.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Ability to work in a busy environment.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Required

  • One year of clerical experience or equivalency.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire may be required.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoner or behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking