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Nursing Assistant/Unit Coordinator-5 West Covid-Full Time-Days

Company: North Mississippi Medical Center
Location: Tupelo
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Coordination:

  • Effectively and efficiently coordinates the activities of the nursing unit
  • Assists with all admissions, discharges, transfers and changes within the unit utilizing the electronic patient tracking system, electronic medical record, and cardiac monitoring system.Clerical:
    • Performs a variety of office, secretarial and other related duties both within and in support of assigned unit
    • Manages all intake and outbound documents
    • Handles incoming and outgoing communications
    • Effectively and efficiently answer patients' call lights/requests and reports requests to appropriate personnelPatient Care:
      • Performs tasks related to routine patient care within an assigned unit under the supervision of a Registered Nurse
      • Assists with patient's plan of care by providing and/or assisting with activities of daily living, including but not limited to personal hygiene, grooming, mobility, and comfort
      • Effectively and efficiently coordinates daily patient care activities on the nursing unit
      • Assists nursing staff to better facilitate patient admissions, discharges, and transfers.
      • Performs a variety of duties both within and in support of assigned unit as delegated by nursing staff
      • Responds to patient's call lights/requests and reports to appropriate personnel when necessary
      • Assists patients in meeting nutritional needs, including but not limited to assisting with feeding, providing fluids and supplements.Inventory Control:
        • Orders, stocks, and replenishes unit supplies and necessary equipment in a cost efficient manner
        • Participates in identifying unit financial responsibility during budget preparation
        • Assists with keeping unit within its budget restraintsCommunication:
          • Communicates patient information, concerns, or issues to appropriate interdisciplinary team members
          • Facilitates and directs communication among visitors, employees, and physicians within assigned unit
          • Facilitates unit communication including, but not limited to, telephones, intercom system, call light system, computers, etc. and relays information as appropriate
          • Communicates patient information, concerns, or issues to appropriate interdisciplinary team membersCustomer Service:
            • Greets and assists all customers, physicians, patients, visitors and employees in a friendly and efficient manner
            • Ensures a safe and clean environment for patients and health care team
            • Welcomes visitors to the unit by greeting them, answering questions, giving directions, and referring inquiries as appropriate to nursing staff.
            • Answers telephone and directs calls and inquiries to the appropriate department or staff member.
            • Polite and friendly in all interactions whether by phone or in personReporting/Recordkeeping:
              • Facilitates effective communication between disciplines by providing organized medical records
              • Assures timely and accurate access to pertinent patient data
              • Maintains unit-specific records/reports (i.e. unit log books, staffing sheets, monitor assignments etc.) as assignedDocumentation:
                • Documents care provided using worksheets and/or the electronic medical recordMonitor Interpretation:
                  • Responsible for monitoring patient heart rates and rhythms.
                  • Must be able to observe and analyze irregular patterns/changes in patient heart rate/rhythm and report it to appropriate staff
                  • Must be able to monitor multiple patients simultaneously utilizing monitoring equipment
                  • Responsible for recognizing when equipment needs professional maintenance or attention from nursing staff
                  • May be responsible for cleaning and maintaining monitoring equipment (replacing batteries, cleaning leads, etc.)Regulation:
                    • Adheres to professional standards, behavioral standards, and hospital policies as set forth by the organization
                    • Complies with applicable Local/State/Federal policies/procedures/guideline/regulations/laws/statues
                    • Maintains confidentiality by protecting personal healthcare information of all patients.Requirements:
                      • High School Diploma or equivalent; required
                      • Certification preferred but not required.
                      • Obtains and maintains CPR certification as set forth by unit and Continuing Education.
                      • Working knowledge of computers and software programs; required
                      • Must meet and maintain education requirements upon hire and annually as determined by unit and Continuing Education Department
                      • Completes rhythm interpretation courses as required by unit and Continuing Education Department.
                      • Working knowledge of office equipment (i.e. telephones, fax machines, scanners, computers etc.); required
                      • Excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills required
                      • Knowledge of medical terminology and rhythm interpretation preferred
                      • Excellent interpersonal skills required
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Keywords: North Mississippi Medical Center, Oxford , Nursing Assistant/Unit Coordinator-5 West Covid-Full Time-Days, Healthcare , Tupelo, Mississippi

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