Company: MedStar Health
Posted on: May 3, 2021
- Job Summary
A healthcare team member who performs designated clerical duties
at the unit level relating to communication, updating and
organization of information. Responsible for reporting pertinent
information to the immediate supervisor and responding to inquiries
and requests from staff, physicians, families, other
- Minimum Qualifications
High School Diploma or equivalent work experience
1 year of work experience
Hospital experience preferred, particularly in area related to
Completion of unit clerk course preferred
- Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.
Understanding of medical terminology.
Moderate computer data entry skills.
Ability to use computer applications such as clinical
information systems (e.g. Clinicians View, Chart View, GE Manager,
GE Scheduler,, scheduling software, e-mail, intranet,
requisitioning systems (e.g. Lawson).)
Use of copy equipment and fax machine.
HIPAA policies related to confidentiality.
- Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Technical: Supports work of the department by performing
clerical and secretarial tasks.
Transcribes physician orders and completes associated
Compiles paperwork and inputs specified computer data related to
admission, discharge, transfer or expiration of a patient.
Maintains patient records per hospital policy and reviews for
completeness as needed throughout treatment (e.g. prior to surgery,
transfer, and discharge).
Obtains and files results from lab, radiology, physician office,
etc., as needed.
Files and prepares paperwork as directed by supervisor.
Prints schedules, reports, and patient data as requested.
- Communication: Supports work of the department by facilitating
transfer of information.
Answers and directs all phone calls; takes messages as
Greets all persons coming to nurses' station, answers inquiries,
offers direction and assistance, takes and relays messages, run
Exchanges information with other units/departments, physician
offices, etc., as requested.
Relays patient/family requests to appropriate unit staff.
Initiates phone calls, pages, and codes as directed.
Uses appropriate means to communicate with other unit staff
(Vocera, overhead paging, etc.)
Confirms and communicates scheduling of procedures/therapeutic
- Finance: Supports department by posting charges.
Completes appropriate requisitions/computer entries for
consults, diagnostic tests, and therapeutic services for patients
and coordinates appointments with respective departments.
Inputs data for patient charges.
Maintains unit supplies and orders same using online requisition
system (e.g. Lawson) or other approved process.
- Development: Maintains and updates current knowledge.
Conducts all duties within legal boundaries of position and
according to hospital policy and procedures.
Works with supervisor to identify learning needs and takes
actions to address these needs.
Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the
Meets all mandatory obligations
- Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between
Participates on intra/inter-departmental teams and committees,
communicating unit knowledge as appropriate.
Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired
during team and committee participation.
Demonstrates a constructive approach during all
Serves as a unit resource within areas of responsibility
- Department/Unit Specific Functions and Duties
Completes other tasks within realm of position as assigned.
- Operating Room:
- Maintains and updates Operating Room procedure schedule.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality
care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while
advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation
and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians
work in a variety of settings across our health system, including
10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the
largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly
respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the
medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for
more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the
next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education
and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health
offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal
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