Unit Assistant - #440077

Kaiser Permanente


Date: 09/15/2021 11:30 AM

City: Tiburon, California

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

This position is responsible for supporting and coordinating the administrative activities of the nursing unit. May be assigned to cover multiple units.



Essential Functions:




  • Processes transfers and discharges using the Admit-Discharge-Transfer (ADT) system in the electronic medical record.


  • Answers and appropriately routes internal and external telephone calls.


  • Orders materials and supplies for the unit, and collects equipment and medication from the dumb waiter system.


  • Answers call system from nurses' station; follows up with patient and/or family as appropriate.


  • Makes follow-up appointments for patients as necessary.


  • In conjunction with Discharge Coordinator, organizes transfers to skilled nursing facilities, including printing relevant sections of the patient chart.


  • Prepares discharge packets and other documents for patients (including maternal/baby).


  • Maintains the unit's business equipment, including maintaining appropriately charged wireless carts.


  • Arranges for special maintenance or repair of the unit's business equipment.


  • Updates the unit's white board (this function may be eliminated).


  • Maintains the Minimum Record.


  • Assists unit personnel in the use of the electronic medical record and other systems; may act as the unit resource for computer-related issues.


  • Acts as greeter for the unit, greeting new patients and their families.


  • Coordinates discharge times, contacts family members with discharge information, and otherwise facilitates a timely discharge when the patient is ready.


  • Initiates unit's downtime procedures when necessary.


  • Communicates with other units/departments.


  • May support Environmental Services in the data entry into the ADT system the status of clean and dirty beds.


  • May help to facilitate co-pay collections by communicating with the Admitting office when family members are present on the unit, relaying information to Admitting or to the patient/family, etc.


  • Assists with other unit duties such as collecting meal trays, taking STAT specimens to the lab, etc.


  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



Grade: 220



Basic Qualifications:


Experience

  • N/A.

Education

  • High School Diploma/GED.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A.


Additional Requirements:


  • Working knowledge of PCs and the ability to navigate in a Windows environment utilizing a mouse.
  • Basic knowledge of office equipment (fax machine, copy machine, scanner).
  • Typing 25 wpm.
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence, and medical record documents in English.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence using email.
  • Working knowledge of computer applications to include Windows 95/97, 2000 or Windows NT is required.
  • Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.
  • Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.



Preferred Qualifications:


  • Medical Terminology certificate.


PrimaryLocation :


HoursPerWeek : 1

Shift :


Workdays : Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, *Shifts vary based on needs of the unit.

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Job Type : Standard

Employee Status : Regular

Employee Group/Union Affiliation : A01|SEIU|United Healthworkers

Job Level : Entry Level

Job Category : Clinical Support

Department :


Travel : No

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