Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems Brewer , ME 04412
Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager, the Unit Coordinator is responsible for the secretarial and reception duties of the unit. The Coordinator is responsible for maintaining patient records, transcribing and entering orders into the computer system.
The Unit Coordinator is responsible for facilitation of the patient admission process assisting the clinical staff by collecting accurate demographic information. She/he is responsible for maintaining an accurate daily patient census for admission, transfers, and discharges on the unit. Communicates with clinical staff and other departments and referral agencies to facilitate seamless transition to other levels of care.
The Coordinator assists the clinical staff by coordinating the transport of patients within the hospital and to outpatient settings for treatment and diagnostic procedures. The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with performance standards established for the job. The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards.
The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital.
A High School Diploma or GED required. Post-secondary education preferred.
Computer literacy with keyboarding skills of at least 20 wpm. Knowledge of medical terminology. Heartsaver certification must be obtained prior to employment.
Strong interpersonal skill, clear communication and the ability to understand specific instructions. Judgment and initiative to work independently.
Ability to make decisions regarding priority of work. Completion of a medical terminology course preferred within 6 months of hire.