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Patient Diagnostic Assistant PRN Float

Company: University of Utah Health Care
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AAThis position provides coordination and continuity of patient care by assisting with the organization of required health care services.Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.Coordinates complex schedules of patients, such as radiology, cardiology testing and lab work.Organizes required diagnostic screenings.Assists in the coordination of outside lab work, gathering results and documentation.Acts as a liaison with patients, outside healthcare professionals and ancillary hospital departments.Triages and manages calls by providing clinical information to patients, referring physicians, lab and insurance carriers.Processes and distributes all transcribed notes, letters and reports.Distributes written communications according to department protocol.Maintains current lists of patients for various phases of treatment.Creates new patient charts ensuring that the appropriate documentation is included.Maintains filing on all patient charts.Acts as the first point of contact for the department by answering the phone, greeting and directing patients.Knowledge / Skills / AbilitiesDemonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.Ability to remain calm when assisting chronically ill patients regarding potentially life threatening symptoms or side effects.Ability to triage patient needs and direct them appropriately.Ability to organize complex appointments for each patient who requires the coordination of multiple healthcare professional schedules.QualificationsRequiredBachelor's degree in a healthcare related field, or the equivalency.Working Conditions and Physical DemandsEmployee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.This position involves sedentary to light working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 20 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving objects.Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

Keywords: University of Utah Health Care, Salt Lake City , Patient Diagnostic Assistant PRN Float, Other , Salt Lake City, Utah

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