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Providence Health Unit Coordinator in Valdez, Alaska

Description:

Providence is calling a Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) (Medical Surgical, Variables, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Valdez Medical Center in Valdez, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Prepare medical record on admission, maintain all active medical records in designated order. Thins the active medical records on a regular basis. File medical records forms daily, obtain a medical record when needed. Utilize working knowledge of admissions computer program to update patient information. Generate and prepare required admission documents when required.

  • Maintain security of all patient medical records and security of the nurses station and acute and ER area. Ensure escort for discharged patients.

  • Establish and maintain daily communication with team and other departments. Facilitate inter-department communication regarding transfers, admits and discharges. Communicate and is a liaison with the physicians. Communicate effectively with patients and visitors.

  • Follow procedure for communicating medication orders to Village Pharmacy.

  • Assist in preparation of the appropriate forms for lab and radiology tests. Maintain tracking system to assure completion of all tests. Arrange delivery of specimens to laboratory. Prepare laboratory slips for specimens.

  • Accurately transcribe physician and nursing orders to the appropriate forms for the patient care plan; flags orders for licensed staff review and signature. Transcribe and recopy MAR’s and updates kardex. Assist in scheduling treatments.

  • Flag all medical record forms that require physician completion.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year experience in health care activities or institutional setting, preferably as a HUC

About the Providence Valdez Medical Center

Providence Valdez Medical Center is a 21 bed Critical Access Hospital and we employ about 100 people (87 FTE’s). Of those 21 beds, 10 are licensed Long Term Care beds and 11 are Acute/Swing Beds. We have four physicians on our active medical staff who practice out of the Valdez Medical Clinic. Our average daily census is three-four inpatients and 20-30 outpatients. Our facility contains an emergency room, labor room, post-partum, nursery, cardiac room, orthopedic, and med/surg rooms. We also have an operating room for emergency surgeries and elective procedures, C-sections, hernias and appendectomies. All our beds are licensed for “swing bed” status of which 1-3 are usually occupied.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Administrative (Clinical)

Location: Alaska-Valdez

Req ID: 274396

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