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Ward Clerk - PRN - STICU

Company: USA Health
Location: Mobile
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
USA Health is Transforming Medicine along the Gulf Coast to care for the unique needs of our community. USA Health is changing how medical care, education and research impact the health of people who live in Mobile and the surrounding area. Our team of doctors, advanced care providers, nurses, therapists and researchers provide the region's most advanced medicine at multiple facilities, campuses, clinics and classrooms. We offer patients convenient access to innovative treatments and advancements that improve the health and overall wellbeing of our community.

Responsibilities:
Abides by and enforces all compliance requirements and policies and performs these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization's values; adheres to hospital policies including confidentiality; participates in the evaluation of environmental and safety issues and intervenes appropriately; assists with orientation of new employees as assigned; requires minimal supervision to safely perform essential functions; utilizes proper body mechanics when: moving equipment that is necessary to perform essential functions; maintains clean work area with appropriate forms and supplies; responds to call lights and promptly relays information to the appropriate nursing personnel; acknowledges the presence of staff, physicians and visitors at the nursing station; runs errands to support the needs of the unit; processes requests and orders during computer downtime; checks unit census and updates condition codes; utilizes personal computer or terminal to access the Hospital Information Systems; utilizes the Hospital Information System to: enter requests for unit maintenance and repair; schedule and coordinates diagnostic procedures and continued care/follow up appointments; order supplies and unit inventory; enter physician orders accurately and in a timely manner; process patient charges; check unit census and updates condition codes; complete patient transfers and discharges; and update patient diet needs daily on HIS; replenishes chart stationary; serves as receptionist; answers the telephone in a prompt and courteous manner; performs general clerical duties; prepares unit admission packs; monitors patients' charts frequently for signed MD orders; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, patients, families and healthcare team in person and via telephone; responds to overhead pages; notifies Charge Nurse when leaving unit; maintains accurate and complete records by posting all forms and reports in correct order; updates kardex as needed and completes orders by forwarding forms utilizing the FAX machine; performs chart reduction; maintains a neat and properly ordered chart; prepares chart for Medical Records upon discharge; completes all mandatory unit, educational and hospital requirements; utilizes cost effective practices in performing all aspects of the job; adheres to Infection Control and Safety Standards; keeps unit material/flow sheets stocked; keeps unit desk free of clutter at all times; transcribes delivery information from the medical records into the delivery register; processes laboratory samples for analysis in a prompt and accurate manner; enters patient charges on a daily basis; participates on committees as assigned; participates in Performance Improvement activities as assigned; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required; related duties as required.

Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent.

Keywords: USA Health, Mobile , Ward Clerk - PRN - STICU, Other , Mobile, Alabama

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