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Trinity Health Unit Coordinator Part Time Days - Ortho/Rehab in Chelsea, Michigan

General Summary The Unit Secretary is responsible for a variety of activities involving clerical support, obtaining requested medical records by the medical team, and providing support to patients and staff in the unit. Provides quality patient care by considering the age specific, development and cultural needs through competent clinical practice. Demonstrates unit/area competencies. Maintains knowledge to perform the duties of the job. Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management. The Unit Secretary Coordinator coordinates and identifies secretarial needs and functions and provides leadership for other Unit Secretaries. This position is responsible for coordinating the schedule for the secretarial staff and for a variety of activities involving clerical support to patients and staff in the unit.

This position is 20 hrs per week position working on days and includes a weekend and holiday rotation.

Qualifications:Minimum of high school education with recent unit secretary experience preferred. Must be proficient and knowledgeable in computer programs, with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Identifies and assists in resolution of problems related to safety, sanitation and maintenance of the environment.

Practices effective communication in all interactions (patient, visitor, co-worker, etc.)

Promotes a positive work environment by demonstrating teamwork.

Takes a leadership role in resolving problems to improve unit functioning.

Gives input into unit secretary interview process.

Acts as the coordinator of all unit secretary orientations

Completes the monthly unit secretary schedule in a timely manner

Documents are accurately edited for spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure and word usage.

Processes physician orders accurately and efficiently

Communicates to all unit secretaries with updates in processes and policies by email and keeping the communication manual up to date.

Processes patient admissions, transfers and discharges

Coordinates room assignments with charge nurse

Charts are copied and appropriate information is provided for patient transfers

Enters charges accurately and within the time frame parameters of the hospital.

Maintains unit specific logs/manuals

Demonstrates ability to assess and prioritize requests and functions in a timely manner

Receives, screens and routes phone calls appropriately

Uses telephone etiquette as defined by Service Excellence (scripting)

Communicates with patients, families and visitors

Maintains unit supply inventory using cost saving measures

Answers patient call lights in a timely manner per service excellence protocol

Works collaboratively intra-departmentally

Other Functions and Responsibilities

1)_ Performs other duties as assigned._

Required Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure

1) Minimum of high school education

2) Recent unit secretary experience preferred

3) Medical terminology preferred

Required Skills and Abilities

1) Skilled in computer programs

2) Excellent interpersonal skills

This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American’s with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper’s Act, or SJMHS’s Return to Work Program

Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea enjoy…

  • Competitive compensation
  • Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability
  • Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
  • Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health

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Job Number: 00149547

Location: Chelsea, MI

Organization Name: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Facility: SJSEMI - SJMHS Chelsea Comm Hospital

Employment Type: Part time

Shift: Day Shift

Hours: 20