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Emergency Dept. Support Assistant - Skiff Medical Center 4 hrs/week (Sat. 7p-11p)

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   7/19/2017
Job Title: 
Emergency Dept. Support Assistant - Skiff Medical Center 4 hrs/week (Sat. 7p-11p)
Job Category:   Clinical:Emergency/EMT/ER/Paramedic
Location:   Newton
Iowa
 
Job Description:   **Emergency Dept. Support Assistant - Skiff Medical Center 4 hrs/week (Sat. 7p-11p)** **Description** JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the admission of the patient to the hospital when the patient is admitted through the Emergency Department. Assists with the collection of data from the Emergency Services patient and their family, contacting ancillary staff as needed, making transfer arrangements, and ordering and maintaining office supplies. Responsible for assisting with collection and input of data as needed for QI. Works closely with the patients, patient families, physician offices and the financial/clinical departments to ensure accurate data capture and customer service. Locations for data capture include the Business Office, and bedside registration and inpatient admissions. The Support Associate operates the hospital switchboard, maintains a cash drawer for patient payments / internal cashier and is the center of communication for the hospital. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: + Demonstrates professional attitude and interest in work by maintaining acceptable work habits and behavior. + Demonstrates knowledge of all clerical duties in the emergency department + Performs key duties accurately, efficiently and effectively – obtaining patient demographic information, keying demographic information into our health information system, assigning patient account numbers, obtaining signatures on all required documents, welcoming and directing all visitors, assuming the communication center responsibilities during emergency situations, cashiering, maintaining accurate patient demographic information throughout the stay such as room transfers/level of care transfers/attending physician changes/discharges, administering Medicaid presumptive eligibility, validating insurance information via insurance websites or Medicaid phone eligibility and coordinating incoming switchboard calls. + Demonstrates knowledge of use of computer, fax/copier, telephone, pre-hospital radio, fire alarm panel. + Demonstrates the ability to correctly admit the patient to the hospital. + Demonstrates the ability to function calmly and efficiently as the communication center. + Demonstrates ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding patient, family members, and employees. + Demonstrates knowledge and ability in the collection of data as needed for quality improvement. + Demonstrates dependability in attendance and punctuality. **Qualifications** QUALIFICATIONS: + Ability to remain emotionally resilient and composed in a highly stressful environment + Able to read, write and follow written and oral instructions in English + Operates a computer efficiently + Friendly, outgoing personality + Able to establish work priorities and multi-task well + A well-organized, independent decision maker EDUCATION: High school graduate or equivalent. EXPERIENCE: Experience within healthcare field, basic medical language and basic computer knowledge required. LICENSURE: None required. BLS certification required. Additional Responsibilities: + Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times + Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality. + Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times + Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines + Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members + Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community _Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers_ **Job** Patient Care Support **Primary Location** IOWA-NEWTON-SKIFF MEDICAL CENTER **Daily Schedule** Sat. 7p-11p **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 8 **Weekends Required** Every **Req ID:** 2017-R0119925
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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