Health Unit Coordinator (TPT
Company: Kaiser Permanente
Posted on: April 4, 2021
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Unit Coordinator (TPT) Location: Bellevue, WA Job Number: 946648
Date posted: 03/19/2021 Submit Interest Description: Perform
clerical duties and indirect patient care within the Emergency
Department. Greet patients as they enter Emergency and direct them
as appropriate for medical evaluation. Complete registration
process. Assist with hospital admission as directed.
- Is immediately available to consumers as they enter the
Emergency Department. Maintains good public relations by reassuring
patients and friends/relatives in the waiting room. Directs patient
to 'Triage RN' upon arrival. (Triage RN assesses patient including
chief complaint, weight, allergies and physical assessment as
necessary, and determines UC vs. Acute status). Following triage,
asks patient the following questions: a) Are you currently a KFHPW
enrollee? B) Do you have other medical insurance? C) Is this a job
related injury? D) Is this injury a result of someone else's
actions? Adds all patients to the ED log. Completes new patient
account creation and registration: a) MGET screen to verify
coverage. B) verifies current phone number, address, tetanus
status, obtains medications list, verifies age, primary MD,
chartbase and verifies allergies; c) KCCS printed for all KFHPW
patients; d) set up ARPA account and print labels; e) Patient ID
- Directs patient to waiting area. Retrieves chart and ED record.
Answers incoming telephone calls and intercom communications.
Completes requisitions and orders tests as instructed by the nurse
or physician. Assists with admission of patients to the hospital as
requested by the nursing staff. Answers HEAR Radio and is
responsible for shift emergency bed status. Obtains Emergency
Department and inpatient charts from Patient data services.
Maintains HUC desk supplies. Maintains a clean, well, lighted
reception area. Assures charts are returned to PDS. Checks charts
for physician signature/diagnosis and disposition. Completes chart
left from previous shift: review for completeness. Check log off
procedure and tear down papers. Assists patients to wheelchairs as
necessary. Assures current physician call list is posted. Maintains
privacy/confidentiality of consumers. Remains calm and efficient in
stressful situations. Recognizes the need for intervention by the
- Has a working knowledge of: a) CRT; b) Intercom and telephone
systems; c) Methods for obtaining department supplies; d) HEAR
radio; e) Disaster plan; f) Fire/Bomb threat. Compiles and records
daily statistics. Maintains 'frequent flyer' files. E-mails
referrals to specialists. Obtains 'Rodeer' H&Ps as requested.
Attends staff meetings. Participates in inservice and continuing
education and department QA activities. Maintains a current working
knowledge of job responsibilities and procedural changes. Adheres
to department and KFHPW scheduling and attendance policies. Adheres
to departmental dress code.
- Minimum three (3) years of experience in a health care facility
comparable to an Emergency Department.
- Minimum three (3) years of experience with CRT/data entry.
- High school diploma or General Education Development (GED) is
License, Certification, Registration
- Legible penmanship.
- Communication skills.
- Knowledge of medical terminology.
- N/A Primary Location: Washington,Bellevue,Bellevue Medical
Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Evening Workdays: Variable
Working Hours Start: 02:30 PM Working Hours End: 11:00 PM Job
Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation: J02-SEIU-SEIU Service Unit Job
Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services
(Non RN) Department: Bellevue Medical Center - Urgent Care - 1130
Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer
committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation,
national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry,
disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information,
other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or
any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified
applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered
for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws,
as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited
to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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