Patient Care Unit Coordinator

Shift: Day
Schedule: Full - Time Regular

  The Patient Care Unit Coordinator will float between patient care technician and unit secretary duties; generally a 50/50 split.  The Patient Care Technician duties are assisting with patient care under the direction of the licensed staff along with patient comfort, restroom assistance, hygiene/ADL’s to include taking vital signs, bed baths and linen changes, mobility and transport, patient safety, prompt response to patient request and answering call lights.  Patient coverage assignments are 10-15 patients per Patient Care Unit Coordinator based on unit census with some 1:1 patient coverage assignments as needed.  Unit Secretary duties are responding to all inquires at the nurse’s station, processing orders, keeping charts current, ordering and stocking supplies, answering phones and call lights and assisting the licensed nursing staff as needed. 

  Licenses and Certifications: 
  Minimum 18-yrs of age
  CPR certified from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross

  Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 
  Previous hospital based CNA, Patient Care Tech, Unit Secretary and/or Medical Assistant experience desired
  Acute care setting of patient drains, tubes, and specimen collection
  Acute care setting of infection control protocols
  Vital signs; manual blood pressure, heights/weights, O2 stats, I& O calculations, Glucose monitoring
  Ability to recognize important patient observations and communicate it to the appropriate team member
  Ability to manipulate, position, transfer and ambulate various size patients both full assist or partial assist
  Basic addition and subtraction skills required
  Computer skills required; accurate 40+ wpm minimum; EMR EPIC documentation
  Medical Terminology a plus
  Prioritize multiple requests
  Multi-task with ability to handle multiple interruptions
  Effective and efficient written and verbal communication skills
  Excellent front-line customer service skills