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Health Unit Coordinator

Company: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation HospitalJob Description Job Title: Health Unit CoordinatorJob Code: 1389Department: Mary Free Bed at CovenantSchedule: Mix of 12 and 9 hour shifts and every 3rd weekend. We have the great privilege of helping patients and families re-build their lives. It's extraordinarily meaningful work and the reason we greet the day with optimism and anticipation. When patients "Ask for Mary," they experience a culture that has been sculpted for more than a century. Our hallmark is to carefully listen to patients and innovatively serve them. This is true of every employee, from support staff and leadership, to clinicians and care providers.Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited rehabilitation hospital serving thousands of children and adults each year through inpatient, outpatient, sub-acute rehabilitation, orthotics and prosthetics and home and community programs. With the most comprehensive rehabilitation services in Michigan and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation, Mary Free Bed physicians, nurses and therapists help our patients achieve outstanding clinical outcomes. The growing Mary Free Bed Network provides patients throughout the state with access to our unique standard of care.Mission StatementMary Free Bed: Restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.Covenant Healthcare : Extraordinary care for every generation.Employment Value Proposition

  • Focus on Patient Care. A selfless drive to serve and heal connects all MFB employees.
  • Clinical Variety and Challenge. An inter-disciplinary approach and a top team of professionals create ever-changing opportunities and activities.
  • Family Culture. We offer the stability of a large organization while nurturing the family/team atmosphere of a small organization.
  • Trust in Each Other. Each employee knows that co-workers can be trusted to make the right decision for our family, patients, staff and community.
  • A Proud Tradition. Years of dedicated, quality service to our patients and community have yielded a reputation that fills our employees with pride.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Our Commitment to providing an inclusive environment for patients, families, staff, and community.Summary:
    The Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) provides support for the physicians and team members within the rehabilitation hospital, focusing on efforts that improve flow of accurate information, promoting efficiency, and doing multiple activities to provide outstanding care to the patients that we serve.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:
    • 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, and enter pending and actual discharges, deaths, &/or transfers immediately into the EPIC system.
    • Updating assignment sheets and validating staffing with schedules, assignment sheets and shift administrator or staffing coordinator. Assists in calling in and/or calling off staff as requested.
    • Updating assignment sheets and validating staffing with schedules, assignment sheets and shift administrator or staffing coordinator. Assists in calling in and/or calling off staff as requested.
    • Assists to accurately transcribe Physicians' Orders as per unit policy, completing all order entry procedures, forms, requisitions, and communications necessary to implement orders.
    • Monitor &/or enter charges including sitters, isolation, and others as assigned.
    • Initiates, assembles, and maintains the paper aspects of the patient chart, admission folders for patients, and thank you cards. Monitors location of chart at all times.
    • Participates in patient care and unit activities to achieve compliance with all regulatory, patient safety, infection control and safety requirements.
    • Prepares and transfers paper chart to HIM upon discharge or expiration of the patient.
    • Answers patient call lights in a timely fashion and informs appropriate caregiver of the need.
    • Assists with overall unit appearance including cleaning desk area, microwaves and refrigerators, monitoring and assisting with dirty utility room cleaning. Check & replace sharps containers, and isolation carts.
    • Daily regulatory checks including refrigerator temperature checks, daily weights, restraint required documentation.
    • Assists in Death/Restraint Reports with information going to Nurse Manager and Clinical Nurse Outcomes Specialist.
    • Maintains appropriate levels of office supplies and patient education materials, ordering & stocking as needed.
    • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with all health care team members, patients, and families.
    • Daily monitoring of Intake: BMs to report to nurse
    • Daily lab check to ensure all ordered labs are completed
    • Daily input into food acceptance flowsheet for all meals
    • All other duties as assigned

      Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education & Training Required):
      • Proficient utilization of Microsoft Office and ability to successfully learn other computer applications.
      • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
      • Must be detail oriented with demonstrated ability to analyze multifaceted situations to determine appropriate course of action.
      • Ability to work independently at a high level of efficiency; working independently to prioritize workload and meet deadlines given a high volume workload with multiple interruptions
      • Excellent customer service skills required.
      • Able to maintain confidentiality
      • Physical demands
        • Required to stand, sit, talk, type, read, and hear.
        • Required to use hands and arms to handle, feel, carry and work.
        • Required to frequently stand, walk, bend, kneel, and rise from a kneeling position while performing patient care.
        • Required to be independently mobile, with frequent bending, and reaching overhead, for activities such as positioning and transferring of patients and equipment.
        • Must be able to exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects(*).
        • Due to possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens and hazardous materials, must be able to understand and follow department policies related to employee safety.
        • Must be competent with computer systems for the purpose of documenting patient careCustomer Service Responsibilities:
          Demonstrate excellent customer service and standards of behaviors as well as encourages, coaches and monitors the same in team members. This individual should consistently promote teamwork and direct communication with co-workers and deal discretely and sensitively with confidential information

          Commitment to Diversity, Equity and InclusionEmbrace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, by:
          • Treating everyone with dignity and respect
          • Opening more doors to opportunities for underrepresented cultures
          • Growing talent and people
          • Evaluating and eliminating disparities
          • Taking action against injustices, bias and racism
          • Honoring our differences and how to collaborate
          • Educating staff, patients and the communities we care for
          • Restoring Hope and Freedom, togetherResponsibilities in Quality Improvement:Contributes by identifying problems and seeking solutions. Promotes patient/family satisfaction where possible; participates in departmental efforts to monitor and report customer service.Reporting Relationships:Reports to the Nurse Manager The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification. If you require a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of this position, you must request accommodation in writing, within 182 days after you know or should know of the need for accommodation.

            Location: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital - Covenant Nursing
            Schedule: Full-Time, Days, 7am to 7:30pm- every 3rd weekend

Keywords: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Saginaw , Health Unit Coordinator, Healthcare , Saginaw, Michigan

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