Baystate Health Unit Secretary, Emergency Dept. in Springfield, Massachusetts
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Full and part time
12 hour shifts
Reports to the Nurse Manager but daily activities are coordinated by the charge nurse. Under direct supervision works with patient and family centered care teams to insure all business functions related to processing patient information, managing documentation, organizing patient medical record and facilitating smooth unit operations. Files appropriate patient reports and other information for their records. Facilitates communication among staff, relaying messages/information. Facilitates bed management and patient throughput on unit. Performs functions necessary to process direct admissions to the unit. Acts as receptionist for visitors to unit and also as a business partner to the department and clinical staff. Orients patients and families to the unit, answering routine questions. Able to multitask.
Bed Management: Tracks, prioritizes and assigns beds. Communicates with BMD and BM for admissions, discharges and transfers (ADTs). Coordinates unit/department ADTs. Checks BMD enters new data, and advises Charge Nurse of changes. Checks CIS for discharge orders, follows up with MD, CM RN to assure discharge documents are complete.
Proficiently and accurately utilizes the following computer applications in daily work: C Word, OA Gold, SMS, CIS, Premise, BMD, PCM Auditor, People Soft and Staples and Koronos access if applicable.
Unit specific projects: Project work as assigned and/or needed such as Payroll, committee participation, develop unit time schedules, etc.
Communication: provides report/handoff to next shift including pending discharges, admissions in process, empty beds, beds being cleaned, and closed beds with the reason. Contacts other departments for priority tests for patients identified for next day discharge. Answers telephones and relays messages promptly with consistent accuracy to team members.
Serve as a unit based resource for Zoned Hospitalist and medical/surgical teaching teams. Assist Hospitalist during clinical rounds, i.e. initiate phone calls, send faxes and call consults as directed by Zoned Hospitalist. Make available the unit based assignment (RN/Case Manager/Social Worker as well as covering RNs [i.e. lunch and breaks]) daily for Hospitalist. Maintain and identify specific workspace for Hospitalists which include computer and telephone access. Works with Access Services and patient/family to secure post discharge follow-up appointments.
Functions as a greeter for the arrival of new patients/families to the unit/department. Assists other departments with information and or answers to questions as requested.
Hospital Records and logs:
Maintains patient chart in proper sequence and labels pages with patients name. Prepares record prior to transfer and discharge. Explains and obtains signatures for Medicare forms. Organizes chart for Medical Records, faxes or copies records as needed. Sends discharge record to HIM (old and new) immediately after discharge. Updates discharge/admission log. Insures complete information is sent with transfers.
Unit Resource: Post/file MD schedules for clinical team inquiry. In coordination with charge nurse, prepare staffing assignment for the next shift. Place calls to replace unplanned staffing vacancies. communicate staffing and scheduling to Clinical Supervisor.
Inventories, maintains and charges supplies. Initiates requisitions and requests accurately and in a timely fashion.
Required Work Experience:
Previous clerical and customer service experience preferably in a healthcare setting
Skills and Competencies:
Computer literate, good interpersonal skills
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Ab out Baystate Health
Baystate Health (BH) is one of New England’s leading and largest integrated health care organizations, serving a population of nearly one million people throughout western New England. With roots dating back to the founding of Springfield City Hospital in 1873, Baystate Health has been providing high-quality and compassionate health care in western Massachusetts for more than 145 years. With more than 12,000 employees, a medical staff of nearly 3,100 physicians, and a net patient service revenue of more than $1.4 billion, the ever-growing health system includes five Massachusetts hospitals and the Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center in Ware:
Baystate Medical Center in Springfield
Baystate Children’s Hospital (located at Baystate Medical Center)
Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield
Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer
Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield
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