Inpatient Nursing Unit Clerk

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Post Date: 10/06/2017 Job ID: 2070 Job Category: IT


WalkerHealthcareIT is seeking an Inpatient Nursing Unit Clerk for a healthcare client located in Philadelphia, PA. This is a contract position.


ON-SITE / REMOTE:  Onsite, Rotating Schedule

WAGE TYPE:  1099, W2

WalkerHealthcareIT Standard Perks
  • Weekly pay via Direct Deposit

  • Accurately and clearly communicates information between and among staff members and patients/families.
  • Receives, greets and directs patients, visitors and hospital personnel arriving on or calling the unit.  Escorts patients to rooms
  • Quickly and accurately communicates patient information to the appropriate team member
  • Maintains the daily census sheet and other interdepartmental forms or communication tools.
  • Utilizes the TDS System to communicate with other departments regarding patient needs and changes.  Initiates work orders for necessary repairs.
  • Performs all clerical procedures related to the admission, transfer, discharge and death of patients.
    • Receives and distributes mail and other items for patients.
    • Maintains patient and MD information boards.
    • Follows appropriate channels of communication in the event that a problem or conflict arises.  Utilizes resources to pursue resolution of the problem.
    • Answers patient call bells or requests and refers the appropriate person to them.
    • Communicates with oncoming clerk either verbally or in writing as to the unit’ s needs.
    • Keeps charge nurse aware of whereabouts, activities, etc.
    • Follows unit procedure in emergency situations.
    • Floats to other units as needed.
  • Maintains the patient medical record and related forms and information in an organized, up to date fashion.
  • Assembles and maintains patient records, including chart, bedside records, medication Kardex and census log.  Stamps all chart pages with addressograph.
    • Transcribes medication orders.  Places isolation stickers on charts and isolation signs on doors/beds.
    • Enters patient data in the TDS system.  Communicates orders to other departments.   Places printed order sheets in charts by the end of the shift.
    • Monitors the printer and immediately communicates STAT orders to the RN.
    • Files diagnostic and laboratory reports in charts within the shift.
  • Provides support for patient care activities.
    • Orients new staff to the role.
    •   Attends training for and participates in 1: 1 observation of patients assigned.
    • On a weekly basis, orders supplies for the nursing station and maintains the station in a neat and orderly manner.  Uses the Desktop Delivery system where possible.

  • Clerical Skills
  • Customer Service Experience
  • Previous Hospital/Healthcare Experience

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