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Clerical Associate/Chart Coord

Req #:  115252
Facility:  South Suburban Hospital
Department:  NonClinical Support/Customer Service/Clerical Admi
City:  Hazel Crest
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.7

Position Requirements:
High School diploma or GED
2~3 years experience in healthcare clerical position
Knowledge of medical terminology

Basic PC skills
Good communication skills.
Ability to cooperate and work with internal and external customers.
Meets Advocate behavioral expectations.
Ability to work under stressful conditions and in difficult situations.
Ability to meet flexible work hours.
Demands which requires prolonged standing, walking, lifting and bending throughout the day.
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life threatening diseases.

If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

Purpose:
To assist in organizing incoming patient information and ensuring that necessary data is present in the chart prior to the day of surgery in the Pre~admission testing area. Through active collection of data, this position assists in minimizing delays and avoiding cancellations of scheduled surgical procedures.

Responsible for tracking down missing information and contacting information sources to obtain necessary pre~operative testing results and data. Works in collaboration with the Pre~Admission Testing RNs, Physicians and their office staff, Day Surgery, Remote testing facilities, Registration personnel, OR Manager, OR Director and works autonomously in maintaining established work flow.


Accountabilities:
Manages charts of all surgical patients to ensure completeness of information as early as possible prior to procedure date.
Communicates effectively with a wide variety of customers
Demonstrates time management and organizational skills
Collaborates with Pre~admission and Surgery staff in developing and implementing process improvement efforts


Addendum:
ADDENDUM TO JOB DESCRIPTIONS RELATED TO PATIENT SAFETY
Report patient safety events and near misses in timely fashion
Adhere to all behavioral and procedural patient safety practices
Promote culture of safety through identifying threats to patient safety and intervening to prevent patient harm
Communicate openly and promote team work
Report intimidating behavior and other threats to patient safety promptly


Nearest Major Market: Chicago