Unit Coordinator - Inpatient Behavioral Health

Our Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit is a 24 bed unit that provides 24/7 care on an inpatient basis.
Position Summary: The Unit Secretary Coordinator coordinates and identifies secretarial needs and functions and provides leadership for other Unit Secretaries. This position is responsible for coordinating the schedule for the secretarial staff and for a variety of activities involving clerical support to patients and staff in the unit.
This is a Full Time Day Shift position.
Qualifications: Minimum of high school education with recent unit secretary experience preferred. Must be proficient and knowledgeable in computer programs, with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Practices effective communication in all interactions (patient, visitor, co-worker, etc.)
Takes a leadership role in resolving problems to improve unit functioning.
Processes physician orders accurately and efficiently
Communicates to all unit secretaries with updates in processes and policies by email and keeping the communication manual up to date.
Processes patient admissions, transfers and discharges
Charts are copied and appropriate information is provided for patient transfers
Enters charges accurately and within the time frame parameters of the hospital.
Maintains unit specific logs/manuals
Other Functions and Responsibilities
1) Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure
1) Minimum of high school education
2) Recent unit secretary experience preferred
3) Medical terminology preferred
4) College Degree Preferred
Required Skills and Abilities
1) Skilled in computer programs
2) Excellent interpersonal skills
This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American's with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper's Act, or SJMHS's Return to Work Program

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