Swedish Health Services Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) in Seattle, Washington
Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) (0.9 FTE, Days) to work in Preadmit at Swedish Issaquah in Seattle, WA.
Responsible for performing general secretarial and clerical duties in the patient care areas. Interacts with patients, families and physicians and acts as a liaison among members of the health care team, patients and families. Assists the nursing staff in coordinating the activity of the unit. Oversees the orderliness of work areas and orders forms and other clerical supplies.
In this position you will:
General Customer Service: Greets visitors, providing information and assistance as needed. Works with patients, families, visitors and physicians to identify needs, resolve problems or provide other information. Facilitates patient movement to other departments. Answers call lights and phone calls, providing patient assistance as appropriate. Issues visitor passes/Identification per unit protocols. Arrange for interpreter services.
New Admissions, Transfer & Discharge Activities: Prepares a paper chart and prints stickers from electronic medical record for each new patient. Provides welcome brochures. Checks printer for the admission medication list and gives to admitting RN. Sends discharge medication orders to pharmacy as applicable by campus. Orders prior medical records when necessary. Check unoccupied rooms to make sure they are ready for new admit.
Electronic Medical Record “EMR”: Performs all ADT (admission, discharge and transfer) functions. Prepares charts for transfer and discharge. Ensures accommodation codes are correct. Manages bed board. Reviews orders for upcoming tests, procedures and communicates priority to nursing staff. Makes minor changes as needed i.e. unit collect vs. lab collect to orders. Checks pended and signed/held orders. Ensures downtime computer is on and checklists is complete. Runs reports and audits as requested by unit manager or designee. Enters non-medication verbal orders during a “Code Blue” or other emergencies. Use computer, telephone or requisition to enter physician orders, diagnostic tests or other procedures. May act as a resource for the EMR for staff and physicians.
Environment of Care & Regulatory Readiness: Instructs families and visitors in hand hygiene protocols. Participates in the education of patient/families to unit practices/routines and orients patients to unit per protocols. Rounds the unit in accordance with department regulatory standards i.e. keeps hallways clear, equipment plugged in. Keep work area clean and clutter free. Posts signs, i.e. hand hygiene, NPO, free water restriction etc as appropriate. Reinforces with patients isolation protocols and communicates concerns to the nursing staff.
Other Duties: Gives report to relief staff, including items that require follow up. Updates patient assignment board. Assigns pagers and locators to nursing staff. Enters patient assignments/acuities into acuity system, as directed by nursing staff. Maintains unit worksheets and records. Provides consent forms. Distributes mail. Sends patient reports to HIM upon discharge. Orders supplies from MSC, Nutrition etc as necessary. Inventories education brochures and office supplies, and orders as appropriate. Communicates with other hospital departments regarding concerns with faulty equipment, work orders or other issues.
Required qualifications for this position include:
High school diploma or GED
1 year of experience in related healthcare setting, completion of a Health Unit Coordinator program, or 3 months in a Swedish internship program.
Preferred qualification for this position include:
- Previous experience using electronic medical record.
About the Issaquah Campus.
With advances in technology, an environmentally friendly design and new hospital infrastructure, the campus is designed to be different. The new campus provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient medical services including oncology, cardiac care, obstetrics, pediatric specialty care, emergency services, primary care and a host of other medical and surgical services and specialists.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.
Our Vision is Health for a Better World.
Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Administrative (Clinical)
Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122
Req ID: 298177
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