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Geisinger Health System Unit Desk Clerk- Progressive Care Unit in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Responsible and accountable for performing a wide range of clerical duties in a patient care environment.

Job Duties

  • Participates in required patient safety education programs and other activities designed to improve departmental and organizational safety.

  • Assures appropriate bed assignment.

  • Ensures timely notification of teletracking upon discharge.

  • Performs clerical duties for admissions, transfers, discharges, and deaths according to standards.

  • Transcribes and processes orders according to unit standards.

  • Releases and confirms ordered tests to appropriate departments.

  • Coordinates transportation of patients to multiple tests.

  • Communicates patient related information promptly to the appropriate care team member.

  • Participates in obtaining and communicating electronic information as pertinent to the nursing unit.

  • Communicates with food services to ensure appropriate patient diets.

  • Collaborates with other health care teams in order to facilitate multi-disciplinary patient care.

  • Obtains and orders supplies.

  • Files forms and reports according to standards.

  • Maintains an organized patient care environment.

  • Operates, problem solves, and takes corrective measures for clerical equipment.

  • Assists with transporting non-controlled medications to and from Pharmacy and within the unit as needed.

  • Assists with transporting blood products to and from Blood Bank as needed.

  • Assists care team in the collection of necessary data or reports.

  • Precepts and mentors new staff in a professional, positive manner.

Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

Position Details

Hours: 11pm-7:30am including every other weekend and holiday

May float as needed

Good computer skills required

Great team work environment


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.