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Unit Receptionist- Perioperative in Brooklyn, NY at Pride Health

Date Posted: 9/23/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/23/2018

Job Description

A Brooklyn Hospital is seeking an experienced, computer savvy hospital unit receptionist to join their peri-operative team on a contract basis. Monday-Friday 7a-3p. The contract will last until 10/15/2018.

Job Duties

  • Supports patient care delivery by providing clerical services.
  • Helps patients by responding to intercom requests; obtaining needed services from nurses, licensed practical nurses, physicians, aides, and other hospital personnel.
  • Welcomes visitors by greeting visitors, in person or on the telephone; answering inquiries; relaying calls to patients; giving directions; referring inquiries to nursing and physician staff.
  • Provides information by answering questions and requests.
  • Establishes patient record by preparing folder; assigning patient number; completing patient identification information.
  • Documents patient care services by copying nursing and physician notes to patient and department records.
  • Arranges discharges by notifying business office and patient transporter service.
  • Maintains unit operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains unit supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Keeps unit equipment operational by following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; calling for repairs.
  • Conserves unit resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Secures patient information by completing data base backups.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Job Responsibilities

  • Good communication skills, computer savvy, some knowledge of medical terminology, experience required
  • Experience in an in OR or ambulatory setting preferred.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.