Nursing Unit Clerk (NUC) - General Medicine Unit (6RC) - 100% Evenings

  • University of Iowa Health Care
  • Iowa City, IA, USA
  • Oct 06, 2021
Full Time Nursing

Job Description

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a Nursing Unit Clerk (NUC) to perform clerical, reception, and related duties relative to nursing care and services to patients. This position will be located in the General Medicine Unit (6RC).

The General Medicine unit focuses on the care of adults with a variety of medical diagnoses, including, but not limited to, diseases or disorders of the pulmonary system, gastrointestinal system, renal system, endocrine system, circulatory system, neurological system, as well as infectious diseases, dermatological disorders and autoimmune disorders.

This unit is a dynamic and fast paced environment rich with opportunities for learning. We utilize a multidisciplinary approach to patient care that encourages team work between physicians, nursing staff, therapy staff, social work and a variety of other consulting disciplines to provide the most comprehensive care for our patients.

The heartbeat of our Adult Internal Medicine unit is teamwork for the sake of holistic patient-centered care and a healthy work environment that allows our staff to thrive and grow both personally and professionally.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Communicates and interacts with patients, visitors, and other health care professionals in an effective manner and maintains positive, cooperative relationships.

  • Utilizes and maintains electronic communication systems to ensure communication among the health care team members and patients/families, including text pagers, locator badges, wireless phones, and other new systems.
  • Provides information and direction to health care personnel and visitors coming to the unit, answers the telephone; takes and delivers messages and assists in keeping White Boards updated at least daily as appropriate.
  • Helps to answer call lights, maintain call-light system, and relay information in a timely manner to appropriate team members.
  • Proficient in navigating web-based resources and using online clinical and business applications.
  • Performs computer functions within scope of role as defined by the individual unit.
  • Maintains accurate census information; (e.g., timely ADT entry into IDX, Premise bed board activities, correct level of accommodation charges, and census reconciliation).
  • Processes patient charges including batching charges in a timely manner, as appropriate.
  • Notifies appropriate health care professionals of a patient admission and prepares the required forms with patient identification information.
  • Completes and maintains hospital and nursing records.
  • Uses appropriate medical terminology and symbols, i.e. verbal, written and electronic.
  • Assists health care providers in scheduling patient tests and appointments.
  • Practices standard precautions in infection control in accordance with institutional policy.
  • Assists staff during emergencies, and other patient cares and services as directed.
  • Maintains a process for ordering, obtaining, and storing supplies that is cost effective and meets unit needs.
  • Participates in unit staff meetings and in-services.
  • Performs other projects or tasks as assigned.

Aptitudes required in order to perform responsibilities:

  • Work in an environment with conflicting demands and/or priorities and rushed and/or urgent timelines.
  • Manage multiple assignments and provide quick reaction and immediate response to emergencies.
  • Maintain attention to detail over extended period of time and continually be aware of variations in changing situations.
  • Strong communication skills and a tolerance for an active work environment with potential for negative behavior.
  • Work well with all levels and types of people.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Percent of Time: 100%
Schedule: Monday-Friday, Evening shifts: 3:00pm - 11:30pm
Location: 6 Roy Carver
Salary: $30,985.92/year to commensurate
Merit Pay Plan: https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/merit-pay-plan

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

1. Graduation from high school and any combination of clerical experience, health care experience and/or post high school education which totals one year

OR

2. Any combination of clerical experience and/or health care experience which totals two years.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • 6 months of clerical experience
  • Public contact/customer service experience
  • Medical terminology knowledge
  • Proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel
  • Excellent communication skills

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.