St. Thomas More Hospital, a 25- acute care/critical access facilty, is the cornerstone of health care services for Fremont County and surrounding southern Colorado communtites. St. Thomas More offers 24-hour emergency and trauma services, inpatient acute care, intensive care unit, The Birth Center, diagnostic imaging, surgical services, rehabilitation services, sleep disorder center and more. St. Thomas More was rated five stars by Healthgrades® for Total Knee Replacement (2012-2017), Hip Fracture Treatment (2017), and Treatment of Sepsis (2017). Our physicians specialize in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology services, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, and pediatric health services. Associates of St. Thomas More enjoy the camaraderie of a close-knit community hospital, the relaxed feel of small town life and an affordable cost of living in a town rich in culture and historic architecture. Located 50 miles from Colorado Springs at the foot hills of the Rocky Mountains and the entrance to the Royal Gorge, locals and visitors alike enjoy this area for some of the state's best hiking, widllife and river sports like rafting and fishing. Learn more about our hospital and life in Southern Colorado by visitinghttp://www.stmhospital.org/.
In collaboration with the healthcare team, the Health Unit Coordinator coordinates and prioritizes patient, physician and
staff needs. The key essential job functions of this role include customer focus, coordination of provider-entered orders,
communication, patient experience activities and time management.
Minimum Experience Requirements
Medical Terminology, clerical skills, related experience preferred
Proficient in basic computer skills
Health Unit Coordinator with at least one year experience preferred.
Completion of St. Thomas More Hospital Health Unit Coordinator orientation.
High school diploma or GED preferred
Current BLS certification required from American Heart Association
Job Responsibilities (essential functions identified with a * )
Welcomes and greets patients/visitors. Directs/escorts customer to desired location
Triages patient call lights in a timely manner.
Communicates with patient, family members, visitors, physicians and associates in a competent, caring manner.
Monitors the electronic record for new provider-entered orders, coordinating the completion of the orders with nursing staff and other departments as appropriate.
Competently utilizes computer technology to access and exchange data (ie lab results, interdepartmental communications)
Maintains non-EMR patient records as needed to ensure availability of accurate patient information.
Ability to use critical thinking skills competently in order to handle multiple tasks and fluctuating volumes.
Assists in the coordination of physician consults.
Proactively identifies and communicates clearly with all members of the team to ensure that everyone remains informed of tests, procedures, messages, new orders and needs of patients.
Effectively communicates with medical staff, nursing and other associates to ensure that timely care is delivered
May be tasked with conducting patient rounds throughout the shift, asking if patients/visitors have needs; orienting all to the unit and patient room.
Participate on Patient Experience Committee.
Independently prioritizes tasks and maintains an uncluttered work environment.
Maintains adequate supplies. (Office and Medical)
Input of daily and special charges when required. Maintains/updates unit logs in timely manner.
Filing, logging, copying, scanning, reporting and other clerical duties as required.
Coordinates services from maintenance and other service departments as needed
Orients/precepts new staff as requested
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.
Medium Work - (Exert up to 50lbs force occasionally, and/or up to
20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs constantly)
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