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Unit Clerk
Summary
Title:Unit Clerk
ID:1111111184
Department:Inpatient (Med/Surg)
Location:Addison (DFW)
Shift:Flex
Status:PRN (.1)
Description

SUMMARY
Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager or delegate, assists in the planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating the activities in the nursing station by performing clerical and receptionist duties and maintaining the physical environment of the area.
 

 

Reports To: Nurse Manager

          

Supervises: None         
 
Classification:  Non-Exempt

 
QUALIFICATIONS
 

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.
  • Previous experience working as a unit clerk in a hospital setting required.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications which include Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

                                                     
 

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE

 

 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 
 

  1. Performs required clerical work relating to the admission, transfer and discharge of a patient.
  2. Keeps medical record complete and in order.  Adds order sheets and progress notes.  Ensures all parts of the medical record are properly identified by patient label.
  3. Charts Vital Signs TPR and B/P), I&O, and weights on graphic sheet.
  4. Keeps unit supplied with all necessary stationary and other supplies at all times.  Participates in economical utilization of supplies and equipment and orders supplies as necessary with cost awareness.
  5. Assists nurses by picking up and delivering, specimens, medications, charts, requisitions, etc. to different departments as requested.
  6. Provides assistance to staff in the organized workflow of daily unit operations.
  7. Responds to patient and visitor inquiries/comments, referring to appropriate personnel as indicated. 
  8. Distributes mail, newspapers, and flowers to patients.
  9. Transport patients in wheelchair or conveyance to locations within facility.

 
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
 

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, converse, and listen; use hands to touch, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee must be able to life and/or carry over 20 pounds on a regular basis and be able to push/pull over 25 pounds on a regular basis.
  • The employee must be able to stand and/or walk at least five hours per day.

 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
 

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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