University of Utah Health Care

  • Patient Diagnostic Assistant

    Requisition Number
    31310
    Reg/Temp
    Regular
    Employment Type
    Full-Time
    Shift
    Day
    Work Schedule
    8am-4:30pm
    Location Name
    Huntsman Cancer Hospital
    Patient Care?
    No
    City
    SALT LAKE CITY
    State
    UT
    Department
    HCH OPC 60C CLINIC 1A
    Category
    Oncology
  • Overview

     

    Huntsman Cancer Hospital is looking for a Patient Diagnostic Assistant to join their team full time. This position provides coordination and continuity of patient care by assisting with the organization of required health care services. Must have 4 years of healthcare experience or Bachelors Degree in Healthcare related field. 

     

    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health 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 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

    Responsibilities

    • Coordinates complex schedules of patients, such as radiology, cardiology testing and lab work.
    • Organizes required diagnostic screenings.
    • Assists in the coordination of outside lab work, gathering results and documentation.
    • Acts as a liaison with patients, outside healthcare professionals and ancillary hospital departments.
    • Triages and manages calls by providing clinical information to patients, referring physicians, lab and insurance carriers.
    • Processes and distributes all transcribed notes, letters and reports.
    • Distributes written communications according to department protocol.
    • Maintains current lists of patients for various phases of treatment.
    • Creates new patient charts ensuring that the appropriate documentation is included.
    • Maintains filing on all patient charts.
    • Acts as the first point of contact for the department by answering the phone, greeting and directing patients.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.
    • Ability to remain calm when assisting chronically ill patients regarding potentially life threatening symptoms or side effects.
    • Ability to triage patient needs and direct them appropriately.
    • Ability to organize complex appointments for each patient who requires the coordination of multiple healthcare professional schedules.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    Required

    • Bachelor’s degree in healthcare related field, or equivalency.

    Qualifications (Preferred)

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

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

    • This position involves sedentary to light working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 20 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving objects.

    Physical Requirements

    Non Indicated

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