Accountable for interviewing the incoming patient or patient representative, recording the information required for admission, and assigning the patient to an available room.
• Differentiate between patients in need of immediate medical attention and those with minor injuries/illness. • Interview patients to secure and verify all pertinent admitting data. • Enter patient data into CAMC’s Central Computer System. • Prepare the necessary forms in order for patients to receive diagnostic and/or therapeutic treatment. • Assign beds based on the nature of the illness or the type of accommodation available. • Sort, file, and distribute patient records. Prepare and disburse admitting forms and related materials. • Perform clerical and receptionist duties as necessary. Escort patients and push wheelchairs. Maintain a patient census log and prepare a statistical report monthly. • Maintain equipment, lift boxes of supplies-printer paper. • Notify the Police or Health Department for the patient as appropriate.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Patient Group Knowledge (Only applies to positions with direct patient contact) The employee must possess/obtain (by the end of the orientation period) and demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide developmentally appropriate assessment, treatment or care as defined by the department’s identified patient ages. Specifically the employee must be able to demonstrate competency in: 1) ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of patient needs; 2) knowledge of growth and development; and 3) understanding of the range of treatment needed by the patients. Competency Statement Must demonstrate competency through an initial orientation and ongoing competency validation to independently perform tasks and additional duties as specified in the job description and the unit/department specific competency checklist. Common Duties and Responsibilities (Essential duties common to all positions) 1. Maintain and document all applicable required education. 2. Demonstrate positive customer service and co-worker relations. 3. Comply with the company’s attendance policy. 4. Participate in the continuous, quality improvement activities of the department and institution. 5. Perform work in a cost effective manner. 6. Perform work in accordance with all departmental pay practices and scheduling policies, including but not limited to, overtime, various shift work, and on-call situations. 7. Perform work in alignment with the overall mission and strategic plan of the organization. 8. Follow organizational and departmental policies and procedures, as applicable. 9. Perform related duties as assigned.
• High School Diploma or GED (Required) Experience: None
• No Certification, Competency or License Required
Work Schedule: Varies
Status: Full Time Regular
Location: Memorial Hospital
Location of Job: US:WV:Charleston