Health Unit Coordinator
Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation - Dillingham, AK

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Coordinate daily operation duties of multiple service in support of patient care deliveries.

Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Five-year clerical or secretarial experience in health care setting.
  • Must demonstrate good organizational skills as well as professional grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Ability to utilize computer as required entering admissions, discharges, and daily and monthly reports.
  • Ability to deal with all member of the public in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner when in stressful situations.
  • Ability to work without constant supervision, and to initiate work on projects which need to be done accurately and efficiently.
  • CPR certification required.
  • Typing speed of 50 WPM
  • Primary language-English, knowledge of Yupik preferred.
  • Must have good communication skills and excellent telephone manners.
  • Prefer work background in medical facility and knowledge of medical terminology.


  • Essential Functions:
  • Transcribes and transmits doctor’s order to appropriate areas under supervision of a registered nurse, and confers with charge nurse regarding scheduling patient’s activities and tests.
  • Responsible for contacting the medevac teams when needed.
  • Maintains on-call list for the day and calls staff in at charge nurse’s request.
  • Contact security and maintenance as needed.
  • Assist patient and visitors in nursing unit as needed, and monitor visitor traffic after hours.
  • Prepares and keeps current census sheet, dietary, requisitions and other forms, and delivers them to the proper department as necessary. Completes and logs work orders as needed.
  • Mediates between patient/family and physician regarding travel appropriateness and presents case to physician, including Medicaid travel when social service worker is not available.
  • Replenish medevac packets including requisitions, cashing checks, and setting up overnight and non-overnight packets.

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