The Unit Coordinator performs general non-clinical duties and specific services necessary to expedite the efficient functioning of the nursing clinical services consistent with the philosophy, goals, policies and procedures in the facility.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Promotes a welcoming environment and excellent customer service.
- Uses current technology, maintains the integrity of the electronic health record, and gathers/enters and credits individual charges.
- Checks enrollment and eligibility.
- Coordinates with CSP co-located staff.
- Processes admissions, discharges, and transfers. Obtains clinical records/documents as requested.
- Communicates information to physicians, nurses and clinical team members.
- Liaison to all departments and is the key communication link between multiple disciplines associated with individual care and the smooth functioning of the unit.
- Communicates the nutritional needs to food vendor.
- Coordinates the ordering of meals, drugs, equipment, and supplies with facility staff.
- Coordinates the provision of labs and x-rays ordered by the Behavioral Health Medical Practitioner.
- Answers in-coming telephone calls.
- Directs calls to appropriate personnel.
- Serves as a resource person to medical staff.
- Organizes and maintains unit supplies necessary for daily activities.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Knowledge of principles of recovery.
- Knowledge of Arizona system principles
- Exceptional Interpersonal skills, a collaborative style and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
- Healthcare system experience; preferably multi-entity.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office software.
- Successful completion of background, drug test, TB test, physical exam, and a fingerprint check.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
(Americans with Disability Specifications)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.