Unit Clerk

Westchester Medical Center Port Jervis , NY 12771

Posted 3 weeks ago

JOB SUMMARY:

The Unit Clerk is responsible for performing duties to ensure a smooth flowing operation of the nursing unit under the direction of the Head Nurse or Charge Nurse. This position serves as a liaison between the unit, the staff, auxiliary departments and the public.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Completes Emergency Department log book and charts.

  • Prepares charts in proper order for filing and sends to Medical Records.

  • Files test reports on patient charts appropriately.

  • Retrieves charts from Medical Records as needed.

  • Completes chart orders for patient admissions, and follows through with admission stat orders.

  • Records and enters physician orders into systems in a timely manner.

  • Records patient admissions and deaths as appropriate.

  • Contacts physicians, labs, x-ray and other departments as necessary.

  • Responds to calls from physician offices and makes appointments, as requested.

  • Assists with ordering of supplies at nurse's station.

  • Maintains and keeps physician on-call board up to date.

  • Receives and directs patients, patient's family, and visitors in a warm friendly manner.

  • Interacts and cooperates with coworkers and department members for effective patient care.

  • Maintains established department policies, procedures, objectives and quality assurance safety, and infection control.

  • Effectively uses automated systems to perform work assignments.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

Experience: Minimum one year related experience

Education: A high school diploma or equivalency required

Licenses / Certifications:

Other: The individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials.

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