Supports delivery of patient care by providing clerical and receptionist services to patients, families, visitors, staff, physicians, departments that support patient care, and all other customers of a Patient Care Unit with regular guidance. Facilitates efficient workflow, supports appropriate use of technology, and fosters effective communication.
Processes orders according to guidelines, follows computer downtime procedures.
Enters and updates information in computer system to assure current information and retrieves data accurately.
Maintains unit log according to guidelines, makes follow up appointments, and performs discharge related clerical tasks.
Responds to patient call system and patient requests providing clear, current information to families, visitors and staff.
Uses telephone, patient call system, beeper/paging system, fax/copy machine, scanning, unit specific monitoring devices, pneumatic tube system and to facilitate flow of communication, equipment and supplies.
Orders, maintains and uses supplies in a cost effective manner.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
The Medical Intensive Unit (MICU) specializes in care for critically ill adult patients who are being treated for Acute Respiratory Failure, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Multisystem Organ System Failure, Sepsis, Drug Overdoses, Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Hypertensive Crisis, Acute/Chronic Renal Failure, and Liver Failure/Cirrhosis. This unit also has great involvement in clinical research, development of critical thinking and intensive care assessment skills. Seeing practice changes throughout the country based on research done in this unit has encouraged other staff and faculty members to develop new research trials and pilots. Our nurses are have strong communication and collaborative skills, take ownership in shared decision making, and develop a broad set of skills to care for a wide range of patient diagnoses. The Medical Intensive Care Unit prides itself in providing a strong foundation for learning in a collaborative team environment.
Part Time; Hiring for Day Shift and Night Shift
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