Kindred Healthcare is excited to announce our newest Joint Venture Partnership with Mercy Health at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital in Fort Smith, AR! This will be a brand new hospital with 50 private rooms. Recently celebrating our groundbreaking, the anticipated opening will be 2 nd quarter of 2021. Kindred will manage day-to-day operations of Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Fort Smith. The new hospital will care for adults recovering from conditions such as stroke, neurological disease, injury to the brain or spinal cord and other debilitating illnesses or injuries. Kindred and Mercy are also partners for rehab hospitals in Oklahoma City, St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri.
With more than 20 standalone inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) across a dozen states, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services (KHRS) is a partner of choice for many major hospital systems in the creation and success of joint-venture operations that outperform in both clinical and financial outcomes. We bring proven rehabilitation management and services expertise that benefits our partners as well as the nearly 50,000 IRF patients we see each year who seek to recover and get home quickly from any of a number of conditions, including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, neurological conditions, amputation and trauma.
The Unit Secretary , will: S upport nursing department operations by assisting with administrative duties such as greeting visitors, scheduling appointments, transferring phone calls, admitting and discharging patients, communicating and coordinating between physicians, nursing staff and other hospital staff. May transcribe physician orders and file paperwork. May assist with patient care as trained.
Ensures visitors are acknowledged quickly and helps direct them and answer any questions.
Initiates medical record upon admission. Maintains said record during patient stay, and closes the record upon patient discharge within the electronic medical record.
Initiates follow-up regarding doctors' orders.
Ensures that all patient and special charges are processed.
Serves as unit receptionist for incoming and outgoing calls and visitor information.
Interacts frequently with unit personnel, physicians, visitors, patients' families and other ancillary hospital personnel for the purpose of giving and receiving information.
Has contact with patients. Duties may include answering patient lights, and fulfilling patient request for non-care items, attend appointments with patients, working in the cafe. Requires professional, courteous, and helpful manner in all contacts with customers.
Position involves multi-tasking in a high stress environment. Requires constant mental alertness and the ability to calmly and accurately perform duties when subjected to frequent and varied interruptions.
Must have the ability to exercise judgment and initiative in the resolution of problems encountered.
Ensures that all patient and unit equipment, supplies and procedures are ordered and received,
Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma required, with two years of college level education preferred.
Computer experience required.
Certification from a Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Patient Care Technician program, highly preferred.
Prior experience in a hospital setting is preferred.
Must have the ability to work with all levels of medical personnel, patients and families.
Ability to speak and write concisely with knowledge of medical terminology desirable.
Job : Other Primary Location : AR-Fort Smith-CHC PR & MSA Mercy Ft Smith AR Organization : 6804 - CHC PR & MSA Mercy Ft Smith AR Shift : Day