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Nursing Unit Clerk (Nuc) -Stem Cell Transplant/Cellular Therapies Unit (3Jcp)
University of Iowa
Iowa City IA
Job Type: Full Time
Posting Date: 4/4/2021
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 Stem Cell Transplant/Cellular Therapies Unit (3JCP). This brand new, state-of-the-art 24-bed unit is part of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and houses the only blood and marrow transplant unit in Iowa. The unit is a dynamic and fast-paced environment, rich with opportunities for both the new graduate nurse and the experienced nurse looking for new challenges. Specialized, comprehensive care is provided to adult patients with leukemia and patients undergoing transplant for multiple myeloma, leukemia, lymphoma, and other types of hematologic disorders. Caring for these patients is a holistic and dynamic process that is both challenging and stimulating. Essential to the care of these inspiring patients is our interdisciplinary team that is skilled in oncology care. Exceptional care of the oncology patient embodies excellent clinical skills intertwined with compassionate care, to achieve optimum outcomes. This unit's vision is to provide expertise in quality patient/family-centered care for every patient, every time. Our team achieves this through competence, character, and communication. A primary responsibility of this team is to provide care that will assist the patients to cope with the physiological and psychological components of their illness. This unit offers an energizing and healthy work environment that allows staff to thrive and grow both personally and professionally. This program has been accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) since 2001, and through a multidisciplinary teamwork approach, was awarded the Silver Beacon Award for Excellence in 2016 by the American Association of Critical Care nurses (AACN). 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: 60%Schedule: Straight Weekends; every Saturday & Sunday 7am-5:30pm, 24 hours per week. Location: John Colloton Pavilion. Salary: $18,591. 55/year to commensurate. Merit Pay Plan: https://hr. uiowa. edu/pay/pay-plans/merit-pay-plan. Benefits Highlights:
Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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, click here. 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, or2. 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. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization. Additional Information
Classification Title: Nursing Unit Clerk
Appointment Type: Merit
Schedule: Part-time. Compensation
Pay Level: 5Contact Information
Contact Name: Rob Wall
Contact Email: robert-wall@uiowa. edu
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