Unit Desk Clerk - Medical Surgical Unit (Full time 3pm-11:30pm) Increased Shift Differential!
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-30748
Are you looking to begin a career in healthcare or are you an experienced healthcare professional looking to join a team of dedicated care providers? Join our Geisinger Nursing Institute today! Through professional growth, quality improvement and interdisciplinary collaboration, we've built an innovative culture that allows our nursing staff to grow their skillset, develop their practice and leverage their years of experience to build a rewarding, lasting career with impact. Responsible and accountable for performing a wide range of clerical duties in a patient care environment.
Participates in required patient safety education programs and other activities designed to improve departmental and organizational safety.
Assures appropriate bed assignment.
Ensures timely notification of teletracking upon discharge.
Performs clerical duties for admissions, transfers, discharges, and deaths according to standards.
Transcribes and processes orders according to unit standards.
Releases and confirms ordered tests to appropriate departments.
Coordinates transportation of patients to multiple tests.
Communicates patient related information promptly to the appropriate care team member.
Participates in obtaining and communicating electronic information as pertinent to the nursing unit.
Communicates with food services to ensure appropriate patient diets.
Collaborates with other health care teams in order to facilitate multi-disciplinary patient care.
Obtains and orders supplies.
Files forms and reports according to standards.
Maintains an organized patient care environment.
Operates, problem solves, and takes corrective measures for clerical equipment.
Assists with transporting non-controlled medications to and from Pharmacy and within the unit as needed.
Assists with transporting blood products to and from Blood Bank as needed.
Assists care team in the collection of necessary data or reports.
Precepts and mentors new staff in a professional, positive manner.
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.