VOA Health Unit Coordinator - HUC in Montrose, Colorado
Reference No: J3V26M73VBF95MXHGVRVolunteers of America is looking for a full-time Health Unit Coordinator atour Homestead of Montrose assisted living facility in Montrose, CO!Health Unit Coordinator and Staffing CoordinatorAdministrative Functions* Record medical and administrative information in accordance with establishedcharting and documentation policies and procedures.* Maintain and update roster of residents for assigned unit.* Answer telephone calls, page calls, deliver messages to residents, etc.* Transcribe doctor's orders as per facility policy. Acknowledges andcoordinates the communication of physician's orders.* Tracks due dates of physician order renewal.* Coordinate physician call log and fax log.* Faxes appropriate information to the pharmacy, lab and clinics as directedby the nurses and physician orders.* Record appropriate resident identification data on designated medicalrecords, wristbands, ID cards, resident personal property, etc., as required.* Reports to the Nurse Supervisor/Nurse Manager discrepancies found intranscribing physician orders, diet orders/changes, charting, etc.* Taking doctor's orders over the phone and transcribing onto physicianorder sheets, medication and treatment sheets.* Transcribe transfer orders on new admits/re-admits.* Putting calls and/or faxing clarifications on new admits/re-admits.* Mailing out monthly physicians' orders or leave in Nurse Practitioner'sfolder for signature.* Review medication sheets for completeness of information, accuracy in thetranscription of the physician's order, legibility, etc., as directed.* Record vital signs as directed.* Forward new orders to appropriate disciplines, i.e., dietary, physicaltherapy, etc.* Coordinates resident appointments for diagnostic and therapeutic services:- Clinics;- Labs;- Transportation;- Other medical referral;- Podiatrist, Ophthalmologist, Hearing, Dental.* Prepares paperwork as appropriate and initiates getting the nurse tocomplete medical/nursing sections of forms.* Prepares physician order sheets, medication administration records andtreatment sheets for the nurses to check each month.* Admit, transfer and discharge residents. Assist in arrangingtransportation, completion of necessary paperwork per facility policy.* Review all new admissions for completion of necessary medical andadministrative records.* Patient Death (as required):* Have mortician sign back of face sheet on chart;* Collect all forms that belong in the chart;* Pull chart forms and send to medical records.* Keep the medical records in good order, free of loose/torn papers.* Update flow sheets as indicated by the Nurse Manager/Director of Nursing.* Order medical equipment as requested.* Forward completed charts of discharged residents to medical records.* Greets, directs, communicates and assists residents, family members,visitors and personnel in a friendly, courteous manner.* Receives, p laces and transfers calls in an efficient a courteous manner.* Communicates with appropriate people as necessary for exchange ofinformation, clarification and follow-up.* Operate fax machine and copy machine.* Uses discretion to protect the confidentiality of information.* Perform all clerical tasks for the resident/station.* Prioritizes, organizes and coordinates desk activities for theresident/station.Nursing Care Functions* Maintain each resident chart. Record information accurately on theresident's chart.* Assemble admission charts and disassemble discharge charts according toprocedure.* Inform nursing service personnel of new admissions.* Maintain charts in sequential order, inserting chart forms and filing asneeded. Update face sheet with changes as they occur.* Make doctor appointments for residents.* Set up transportation for residents and assist as needed with escortingresidents and families.* Keep doctor visits up-to-date and inform family members as necessary ofresident appointments, etc.* Encourage physicians to sign progress notes, physician orders, etc.