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Company Location :
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Job Position :
Health Unit Coordinator – Shadyside Emergency Department (Nights)
Job Category :
Jobs in Pennsylvania

Job Description :
UPMC Shadyside is seeking a full-time Health Unit Coordinator to support the Shadyside Hospital Emergency Department!
UPMC Shadyside is a Magnet® recognized hospital, which is one of the highest achievements in professional nursing! Only 8.9 percent of hospitals nationwide receive this recognition.
The Health Unit Coordinator will work night shifts to support the Emergency Department, with a combination of two 12-hour (3 p.m. to 3 a.m.) and two 8-hour (11 p.m. to 7 a.m. or 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.) shifts. Rotating weekend shifts may be required, as well.
The Health Unit Coordinator serves as the first point of contact for the unit, greeting all patients, family members, visitors, and staff members! Responsibilities for this position also include, but are not limited to, assisting with all communications regarding the department, accurately updating and maintaining the patient flow process, coordinating patient tests and procedures, arranging transport, answering unit phones, and checking/verifying patient charts.
For patients and their families, being treated with respect and being met with a positive attitude can make all the difference in the world! If you’re proactive, highly organized, and looking to make a direct impact on patient care, then the Health Unit Coordinator role is perfect for you!


Rounds through family lounge to assure proper items are stocked and the room is maintained.
Reconciles charges accordingly including, but not limited to, custom braces and CRRT.
Performs unit audits, as directed.
Initiates quiet time or monitors noise level.
Strictly adheres to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information.

Adheres to HIPAA and blocked policies.

Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
Maintains accurate unit communication including, but not limited to, promptly answering telephones, activating the paging system, facilitating timely faxing, and distributing patient and unit mail.
Greets and assists visitors, physicians, and other staff members.
Utilizes hospital information systems, including but not limited to eRecord, MARS, Medipac, Bedboard, and Teletracking.
Updates Bedboard per unit standards and communicates changes to appropriate staff, as needed.
Enters and communicates physician orders timely and accurately.
Maintains the medical record and patient chart according to established policy.
Ensures that patient identification plate is correct and that patient identification labels are available at all times.
Coordinates other unit activities including, but not limited to, scheduling of tests and procedures, scheduling patient transport, completing errands, maintaining appropriate logs, and filing reports appropriately.
Submits repair requests to the appropriate departments and follows up, as needed.
Reports Bedboard discrepancies to Bed Flow Coordinator or appropriate person.
Demonstrates awareness of how one’s own behavior impacts the efficient functioning of the department.
Identifies and communicates learning needs to the unit director.
Takes action to improve knowledge, skills, and performance.
Serves as a resource for staff and other disciplines.
Serves as a preceptor for new staff members.
Participates in project and committee work.


High School diploma or equivalent.
Knowledge of medical terminology and computer applications.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
Completion of a Certified Health Unit Secretary course preferred.
In the course of duties, may be asked to distribute medications to the nurse at the bedside.

Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

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UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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