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Health Unit Secretary

Company: Covenant HealthCare
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Covenant HealthCare

The role of the Health Unit Coordinator includes a variety of receptionist, secretarial, and unit operational duties for an assigned patient care unit. A primary aspect of this role includes positive relations with patients, guests, physicians, co-workers and other departments. The Health Unit Coordinator demonstrates excellent customer service. He/She upholds the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant, and commits to keeping our Promise of Caring.

Contributes to organization success targets for net operating margin
Participates in cost containment efforts through efficient use of supplies, services, and time management
Adheres to unit/department budgetary practices
Remains flexible in cooperation with 24-hour staffing patterns and scheduling needs for provision of care in all inpatient units
Models Covenant's Mission, Vision and Values of keeping our Promise of Caring and Commitment to Service
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with all health care team members, patients, and families
Has contact with patients, families, and multidisciplinary staff and is able to facilitate admissions, discharges, and daily care by the team according to guidelines as defined by Covenant HealthCare
Attending unit conferences, required competencies, in-service programs, annual mandatory education, competencies and continuing education activities to meet the organization's expectations

EMR Clinical Support:
With key responsibilities for smooth, accurate, and timely patient flow, the HUC will accept calls and record patient information from patient placement regarding admissions and transfers
Discharges are to be entered immediately into the EPIC system
Supports patient care delivery by monitoring HUC worksheets
Performs electronic chart checks every 1-2 hours
Reveiws orders for timely renewal
Maintain daily ADT census flow
Initiates, assembles, and maintains the patient chart, admission folders for patients, and thank you cards
Monitors location of chart at all times
Prepares charts at the point of patient discharge or expiration for pickup by Health Information Management
Notifies RN when Physician is rounding
Updates assignment sheets and validates staffing with schedules, assignment sheets and shift administrator or staffing coordinator
Assists in calling in and/or calling off staff as requested
Answers patient call lights in a timely fashion and informs appropriate caregiver of the need
ECC: Maintains on-call physician log, Facility Charge Calculator, review trauma and code 180 notes for completion

Unit Appearance & Stocking:
Assists with overall unit appearance including cleaning desk area, microwaves and refrigerators
Monitors and assists with: maintenance of dirty utility room; checking; assists stocking isolation carts
Maintains appropriate levels of office supplies and pateint education materials, orders & stocks as needed

Tracks & Monitors:
Daily regulatory checks including refrigerator temperature checks, daily weights, restraint required documentation
Monitor &/or enter charges for: sitters, blood administration, isolation, and others as assigned
Promotes a constructive and positive atmosphere within the work area by demonstrating the ability to cooperate with and assist fellow health team members as well as patients and their families
Daily references Health Unit Coordinator Role Responsibility Checklist to ensure duties are completed each shift
Other duties as assigned

Other information:
High School diploma required
Completion of Medical Terminology Course required
Graduate of a Medical Office Professional course or completion of Medical Assistant Program preferred

Demonstrates excellent customer service skills
Basic computer skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated organizational skills

BLS Heartsaver within 90 days of hire

One year of experience in a healthcare setting preferred
Health Unit Coordinator Course or commensurate experience preferred
Knowledge of standard office equipment
Ability to type 40 words per minute
Sound judgment in handling confidential or sensitive issues and material
Excellent time management, to achieve maximum productivity
Attentive to detail


It has been determined that Covenant HealthCare cannot provide a latex safe or latex free work environment at any of its facilities. Unfortunately, that means that any individual, including an applicant or an employee, is likely to be exposed to latex while on Covenant's premises. Therefore, latex tolerance is considered to be an essential function for any position with Covenant.


Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $14.00 - $19.00 per hour

* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Employee discount
* Flexible schedule
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Parental leave
* Retirement plan
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance
* 8 hour shift
* Evening shift
* Rotating weekends
* Weekend availability

* High school or equivalent (Preferred)

* Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)
* Medical terminology: 1 year (Preferred)
* Computer skills: 1 year (Preferred)

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Keywords: Covenant HealthCare, Saginaw , Health Unit Secretary, Administration, Clerical , Saginaw, Michigan

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