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Ward Clerk

Company: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center
Location: Panorama City
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Under indirect supervision of a RN, provides & performs a variety of clerical functions for the department including but not limited to: maintaining department files & records; coordinating the acquisition of charts & patient records; scheduling/re-scheduling & coordinating patient examinations, procedures & testing; performing the typical duties & responsibilities of a receptionist. Promotes the efficient operation of the department by arranging & coordinating the scheduling of patient care activities & maintaining supplies & equipment. Essential Functions: - Upholds KP's Policies & Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities & applicable state, federal & local laws - Provides reception for assigned area - In conjunction w/ other departments, assists in the resolution of members' problems - Files & records physician orders accurately & timely in accordance w/ departmental policies & procedures - Assists in maintaining accurate & up-to-date medical records & enters computerized medical data from patient charts - Completes & files patient processing forms - Calls or faxes prescriptions into pharmacy - Assures accurate census by inputting admission, discharge & transfers in a timely manner - Schedules & re-schedules or cancels tests, procedures & examinations for patients - Coordinates the administrative aspects of hospitalization admission, transfer, discharge & transportation - May transport patients, equipment, supplies & laboratory specimens - Prints & distributes diagnostic reports & notifies appropriate personnel of abnormal lab results - Organizes & maintains department files, records, handbooks, manuals, committee minutes & inventory of patient education files - Collects, sorts & delivers mail - Prepares outgoing mail - Promptly answers call lights, alarms & patient requests Pay Grade: 13 Basic Qualifications: --- Minimum one (1) year experience within the last 3 (three) years as a Ward Clerk or clerk in a hospital/medical office setting, and/or equivalent on-the-job-training --- High school graduate or equivalent --- Completion of a Ward Clerk training program preferred --- Possession of a current Basic Life Support (BLS) card preferred --- Typing 30 WPM or as required by facility --- Communicates in a clear, concise manner appropriate to the developmental stage of the patient --- Demonstrated ability to communicate in English, orally & in writing w/ all medical center employees --- Demonstrated ability to utilize Medical Terminology --- Some positions may be posted as bilingual Spanish in order to communicate w/ Spanish-speaking members preferred Notes: --- This is an on-call position, days and hours may vary. --- Typing requirement 30 WPM. --- Must have BLS from American Heart Association.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center, Los Angeles , Ward Clerk, Other , Panorama City, California

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