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PER DIEM UNIT CLERK
Full/Part Time: Per Diem
Location/Affiliates: Mount Sinai Hospital (Queens)
Department: Q216 - IMCU
Requisition Number: MQ21600
As an integral part of the team, the Unit Clerk is responsible for the business aspects of a patient's stay, as well as patient-focused care within the Unit. These include: maintaining census information and the integrity of the patient's medical record, scheduling appropriate tests and medical procedures, receiving and maintaining office inventory and other duties
Duties and Responsibilities
Maintains census; demographic and charge information including assigning beds to incoming patients, updating this System and compiling information for charge capture and patient processing (Cerner/Epic/Bedboard) and support of patient registration and order entry systems.
Assists in the admission/discharge/transfer process.
Assists in the medical record management by maintaining paper and electronic forms through Patient Works as necessary for the unit specific patient population; discharging charts in appropriate order, compiling deficiency information and working with members of the Interdisciplinary Health Care Team to complete charts.
Assumes responsibility for chart completion process in accordance with the standards of Medical Records/Health Information Management (HIM).
Monitors patient throughput through the use of Agiletrac and communicates progress to CNM/Nursing staff
Assists patients with guest services, such as television and telephone services, securing valuables, etc. Assists with patient mail and deliveries.
Greets visitors and answers telephones promptly and courteously. Accompanies visitors to appropriate area, when necessary. Provides information and makes referrals when appropriate.
Promotes a customer service environment for the unit/service.
Initiates calls and pages to members of the Health Care Team.
Receives and maintains inventory of required supplies for the patient care area.
Answers Patient Call System and refers to appropriate staff.
Reports and follows up on any patient belongings/property according to institutional policy.
Participates in the diet/menu selection process for patients.
Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and collaborate with other members of the Unit and other hospital personnel.
Work requires a high school level of knowledge (graduate or equivalent) in order
to prepare reports and keep records.
Six months of healthcare related experience in order to become familiar with institutional policies and procedures preferred.
Knowledge of keyboard and basic computer skills.
Ability to set priorities, problem solves, use proper judgment in difficult situations and be flexible.
Sufficient oral and writing skills in the English language in order to communicate effectively with patients, families and members of the healthcare team.
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