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Activity Coordinator - Radiology

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Northwell HealthSouth Salem, NY
  • Provides documentation, communication, order transcription support, scheduling, primary telephone operation and general administrative duties to promote function and assistance to promote quality service to the patient.
  • Maintains current knowledge of all Hospital policy and procedure.
  • Communicates incidents, problems, patient needs and any other significant information to patient care staff.
  • Orders all clerical unit supplies.
  • Follows unit admission, discharge and transfer protocols for assigned unit.
  • During computer downtime, transcribes orders to manual requisitions, insures timely coordination of testing via phone, maintains log of manually processed orders and backloads orders into computer system when operational.
  • Organizes and maintains availability of designated forms, chart materials, supplies (including special orders from outside vendors), and work space to ensure availability of resources.
  • Answers all unit phones and directs all queries to the appropriate person.
  • Acts as primary telephone operator for Emergency Department.
  • Continually demonstrates courteous telephone manners utilizing the NWH philosophy of customer service at all times and ability to appropriately screen high volume of outside calls for information, questions, etc.
  • Attends in-service education to maintain adequate skill level.
  • Maintains a clean, neat work area in nursing station, clean core, dirty core and staff lounge.
  • Coordinates maintenance of equipment with clinical engineering and appropriate departments.
  • Able to handle multiple priorities at once.
  • Utilizes the NWH customer service approach.
  • Fosters the NWH caring curriculum, "No job is too big or too small" and "They are not my patients or your patients, but our patients.'
  • Notifies physician's office as needed of any planned schedule change.
  • Ensures the appropriate scheduling of the patient while maintaining an appreciation of available resources and other department schedules and priorities utilizing professional respect.
  • Telephones patient admission to Admission Assessment Unit and communicates admission status to include prospective time of admission and room readiness to appropriate patient care staff.
  • Follows up on admission status in a timely manner and as requested by nursing staff.
  • Maintains overall bed availability for the entire Hospital.
  • Maintains ongoing communication with AAU Coordinator regarding bed status.
  • Delivers charts to Endo Recovery Room
  • Makes up outpatient schedules two days in advance and delivers to Admitting.
  • Delivers schedule with any add-ons for next day.
  • Makes up Endo/Minor room schedule for the next day.
  • In conjunction with the Endo/Minor Coordinator or designee, prioritizes and organizes the schedule for the following day, utilizing established procedure time and knowledge of the MD's practice.
  • Responsible for handling all changes to the schedule, follows through and notifies all involved parties.
  • Receives incoming ambulance reports via BLS radio and/or telephone and relays information to appropriate nursing staff for Triage decisions.
  • Assists patient care and physician staff with requests: Visitor needs, phones, blankets (including the constant availability of warm blankets), keeps stretchers ready for next patient, mounting strips and vital signs from central monitor, etc.
  • Stocks information cubbies in waiting room and maintains adequate supply of patient printed instruction in cubbies for patient availability.
  • Participates in department and Hospital meetings, training sessions and quality improvement programs.
  • Regularly reports to work when scheduled
  • Adapts to new or unusual situations without affecting performance or work procedures within the department.
  • Adheres to Human Resource policy and procedures.
  • Maintains an excellent rapport with staff, physicians and patients.
  • Reads physician's orders to determine that orders are legible and have been reviewed by a nurse.
  • Obtains clarification of orders when required.
  • Prioritizes orders awaiting transcription.
  • Documents times on charts when tests are requested and completed.
  • Coordinates with ancillary departments for STAT orders via phone.
  • Utilizes knowledge of medical terminology, procedures, treatments and pharmaceuticals to transcribe written orders and associated orders into computer system.
  • Transmits orders and clinical information to Pharmacy, physician or to other designated areas as requested via facsimile machine.
  • Arranges with Pharmacy and other support departments for medication (not available in Pyxis) and equipment needed for immediate patient care.
  • Continually monitors charts at desk or on chart board for orders, times tests are ordered and for completion of tests in keeping up with work flow.
  • Documents on chart time tests are ordered and time tests are completed, prioritizing same under the direction of the staff nurse or physician.
  • Maintains all log books.
  • Obtains laboratory, x-ray results and ensures timely review of results by nurse or physician and places on appropriate chart.
  • Arranges or completes timely pickup and delivery of specimens to Laboratory with appropriate staff.
  • Picks up blood from Blood Bank as necessary for immediate patient care.
  • Organizes chart appropriately.
  • Copies chart as requested for transfers and QI activities.
  • Calls for old charts as requested and follows up for their expedient retrieval.
  • Arranges timely pickup and delivery of specimens to Laboratory.
  • Acts as a computer resource for unit.
  • Provides current knowledge of computer, procedures and teaches use of computer when requested.
  • Maintains a current working knowledge of capabilities, availability of other Hospital departments (i.e., who can do what, hours available, specific requirements, etc.)
  • Documents pertinent patient data, including name, date of birth, insurance, type of procedure and diagnosis.
  • Enters charges in Departments where appropriate.
  • Accurately enters Admission/Discharge/Transfer information into computer system and provides demographic plate, identaband and face sheet where applicable.
  • Books procedures with physicians and/or their office staff.
  • Picks up Pre-Registration forms from Outpatient Department.
  • Makes up charts and generates Histology slips for each patient.
  • Greets patients and obtains signatures on registration forms.
  • Performs related duties, as required.
  • ADA Essential Functions
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • One to two (1-2) years previous Hospital or related experience is desirable.
  • Medical terminology course required.
  • Computer skills required.
  • Strong organizational skills.
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  • Michael J. Dowling
  • Jun 7, 2017 Star Star Star Star Star Work/Life Balance Culture & Values Career Opportunities Comp & Benefits Senior Management Current Employee - Health Educator in Staten Island, NY Current Employee - Health Educator in Staten Island, NY Recommends Positive Outlook Approves of CEO I have been working at Northwell Health full-time (More than 8 years) Pros Good benefits and medical packages Cons Not always easy to advance.
  • Puts high value on employee health and well-being.
  • Cons Research jobs are based on temporary grants with fixed budgets, so salary potential is highly limited.

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