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Unit Clerk

Company: Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District
Location: Dalhart
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* After physician completes charts, check and prioritize in order to obtain STAT and discharge orders. * Transcribes all orders to the HER and other appropriate documents. * Notifies the appropriate department(s) of STAT orders. * Initiates, assembles, and maintains charts for all patients; makes up new charts as needed. * Charts routine items such as vital signs, weights, diet, I/O etc. * Checks charts and maintains proper forms. * Advises Charge Nurse or Director of Nursing of incomplete documentation. * Notifies office of admissions in a timely manner. * Pulls pharmacy and medication nurse copies of physician's orders and handles them appropriately. * Transcribes physician's orders as necessary to implement orders. * Orders supplies through Central Supply. * Makes copies of necessary documentation when a patient is being transferred to another medical facility with the supervisor's/Registered Nurse's direction. * Informs the nursing supervisor or Registered Nurse on completion of x-ray and lab procedures and acquires patient's meal if required. * Reminds nursing personnel of specimens that are to be collected. * Notifies housekeeping of room numbers after dismissal. * Gives exchange report to other unit clerks and health care personnel providing accurate and complete information on patient(s) at the change of shift

REQUIRED SKILLS:

* High School graduate or equivalent. * CPR certification preferred. * Nursing Assistant course desirable. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills. * Organization and time management skills. * Keen attention to detail. * Duties of this position require moderate periods of standing, walking and sitting for extended periods. * Lifting up to 50 pounds and some bending, reaching and stooping. * Occasional heavy lifting when moving or supporting patients. * Maintains confidentiality. * Provides a positive patient relations atmosphere. * Follows aseptic procedures and precautions when involved in direct patient contact or handling potentially infectious materials. * Interacts with medical staff members, family members, and staff members of other departments on a continuous basis. * Follows safety guidelines and policies for the Hospital District.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

* Clerical and medical terminology experience preferred. * High School graduate or equivalent. * CPR certification preferred. * Nursing Assistant course desirable. * One year experience in medical setting preferred.

Keywords: Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District, Amarillo , Unit Clerk, Other , Dalhart, Texas

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