The Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) at NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the nation's leading orthopaedic and rheumatologic, specialty hospitals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. The hospital provides some of the most advanced orthopaedic programs in the region for musculoskeletal disorders and the largest pediatric orthopaedic program in New York City. HJD is consistently ranked among the leading orthopaedic centers nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. Our expert physicians combine extensive experience and research with the latest technology for bone and joint problems that affect patient's ability to function. We specialize in the following areas: Orthopaedic Surgery Rheumatology Neurology Radiology
Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Unit Clerk.
In this role, the successful candidate Provides link for effective communication within nursing unit and interdepartmentally. Assists all authorized persons on nursing unit and ascertains identity and purpose of all person coming to unit. Assists with patient related activities
Acts as a receptionist politely and courteously communicates with others. Works at maintaining an efficient and safe nursing station.
Promptly answers telephone and promptly screens and relays calls as necessary; takes and delivers messages. Calls Code 44 when directed.
Greets and directs all arrivals to unit (visitors, patients, staff, etc.).
Knows room location of all patients and nursing care assignments on nursing unit.
Contacts physicians, technicians and other members of health care delivery team via telephone, as required.
Assists patients and/or visitors in locating departments such as Medical Records, Patient Accounts, Cashier, Social Services, Clergy, etc.
Assists in direction and control of traffic on nursing unit.Monitors number of visitors in patient rooms and compliance with designated visiting hours. Notifies NM/ANM of presence of unauthorized person on nursing unit. Calls Loss Prevention Department as necessary.
Keeps bulletin boards neat and up-to-date. Keeps Policy, Procedure and Standards Manual and other reference materials in order and current.
Initiates and follows through on all transactions involving supplies needed for delivery of patient care. Orders supplies and equipment from Support Services as necessary.
Arranges special procedures as per order of physician/designee and obtains x-ray films and/or necessary equipment from appropriate department to help prepare patient for same. Makes necessary appointments for patient examinations in other departments during hospitalization and in preparation for patient discharge as per order of physician/designee. Examples: Physical Therapy, Ambulatory Care.).
Prepares Store Room orders according to unit schedule.Receives supplies, checks that inventory received is correctly noted on requisition and puts away supplies. Requisitions extra linen as necessary.Requisitions emergency or special equipment from Central Supply as directed.Returns excess supplies to appropriate department when indicated.
Enters admissions, transfers and discharges and census on 24 hour report.
Participates in Quality Improvement activities as directed by NM/ANM.
Acts as an intermediary in provision of patient care and patient/visitor comfort. Arranges for televisions and/or telephone at request of patient or family. Contacts barber/beautician as requested after same is approved by primary nurse/designee. Accepts and delivers mail, packages and flowers for patients.
Prepares list of patients who will attend religious services after same is approved by primary nurse/designee. Place calls for clergy as requested by patient, family or primary nurse/designee.
Monitors and maintains proper patient identification on each patients door and bed. Prepares renewals list daily. Arranges for patient transportation to and from diagnostic procedures as per instruction of primary nurse/designee.
Keeps adequate supply of assembled charts available at all times. Provides for proper addressographing/patient identification on all current patient records. Adds chart forms as needed.
Adds patient reports to charts as received and sends reports of discharged or transferred patients to appropriate department.
Maintains supply of all chart forms in appropriate storage area of nursing unit. Records discharge or transfer of patient in Discharge/Transfer Book.
Requisitions, stores and returns old charts to Medical Records. Provides for safe and confidential handling of charts and records.Debrides charts of long-term patients as per instructions of NM/ANM and stores old records of thinned out chart in safe location at nurses station.
Xeroxes or provides for copying of charts and other materials as necessary. Files ICIS reports appropriately.
Initiates and follows through on transactions regarding sending specimens to laboratories. Receives and records telephone reports on emergency lab work. Places calls to technicians or residents for stat and/or emergency procedures.
Performs clerical duties relating to admission, discharge, transfers and death of patient.
Initiates and follows through on issues regarding supply, maintenance and repair of equipment. Reports needs of repairs to NM/ANM or designee. Prepares repair slips. Calls Engineering or Environmental Services Department, as needed. Prepares repair tags for equipment loaned to other areas and checks for return. Contacts appropriate person (s) for removal of equipment no longer needed (traction, Central Supply items, CPMs, etc.).
Makes out and maintains unit records as required. Keeps statistics as directed. Admission of patient: Greets, escorts and introduces patient, checks identity by comparing I.D. bracelet, addressograph plate and admission/discharge sheet, prepares clinical charts, notifies physician of patients arrival, enters name of patient on all unit records, labels door and patients bed with name tag.
Transfer or discharge of patient: Prepares for transfer or discharge making appropriate entries, makes up discharge form, removes name of patient from all unit records. Has necessary forms ready (Death Certificate, Autopsy Permits, Discharge Slip, etc.), carries out all clerical routines as noted in discharge of patient.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a High School Diploma or equivalent, or 2 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
Preferred Qualifications: None
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
The Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) at NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class patient-centered integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of... only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.NYULMC.org.