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Receptionist

Northwell Health

This is a Contract position in New Hyde Park, NY posted June 27, 2021.

**Req Number** 5605Job DescriptionJob DescriptionPerforms general clerical and receptionist duties supporting the patient care unit, including preparing, compiling and maintaining records.Job Responsibility+ * Performs a variety of duties relative to admission, discharge and/or transfer of patients.+ Prepares patient charts and assembles new admission packets.+ Transmits discharge notices to appropriate departments.+ Notifies assigned departments when patients are admitted, discharged, transferred, placed on ‘condition serious’ list, expired, etc.+ * Performs a variety of clerical duties required to maintain accurate charts.+ Reviews patient charts and other related data for accuracy and completeness of information.Ensures required signatures have been obtained.+ Files all hard copy documents in patient charts.+ Assembles discharged patient charts and forwards completed chart to Medical Records within established time interval and hospital guidelines+ * Performs a variety of clerical duties essential to operation of patient care unit, as directed.+ Schedules patients for special tests, consultations, transportation, etc.+ Prepares various records and reports (i.e daily census, staff attendance).+ Distributes mail, packages and flowers to patients.+ Maintains current and neat bulletin, directory and locator boards for unit.+ Maintains chart areas, desks, files, etc in a neat and orderly condition.+ Notifies supporting departments of needs/changes on patient unit (i.e environmental, maintenance, dietary issues).+ Maintains department supply inventory.+ * Acts as a receptionist on unit.+ Directs and provides information to visitors.+ Uses appropriate telephone etiquette and knowledge of telephone system to facilitate communication of the patient units.+ Answers intercom, assists visitors and distributes incoming mail.Answers routine questions or refers to appropriate individual for reply.+ Receives and transmits messages accurately and promptly.+ Acts as representative of hospital to patients and visitors and as such is appropriately attired and promotes good public relations.+ * Provides coverage where needed at the request of supervisory staff.+ Accesses medication delivery and/or medication areas, as authorized, in the performance of required duties, as needed.+ Performs related duties, as required.*ADA Essential FunctionsJob Qualification+ High School Diploma or equivalent, required.+ Prior clerical experience, preferred.+ Typing 30 wpm and/or data entry skills (80 keystrokes per minute), required.+ Ability to communicate effectively.