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Unit Clerk 11am-7pm

at Country Meadows Retirement Communities
Location Bethlehem, PA
Date Posted June 30, 2020
Category Bethlehem Community
Job Type Full-time
Company Name Country Meadows Retirement Communities
Address 4025 Green Pond Road


Unit clerk

A co-worker’s job title is only the beginning of who he/she is to our residents because here, each co-worker serves a position and a purpose. We care for our residents the way we all would want to be treated: with dignity, compassion and respect. To honor the care and commitment that they offer to our residents every day, we work hard to provide a rich benefit package, an environment which encourages career development and competitive compensation.

The Unit clerk maintains an orderly and functional desk area on each unit. They will complete the necessary paperwork to maintain the proper charting process for the residents. They will answer the phone, make appointments, file, fax, and transcribe orders. They will also be responsible for any other duties deemed necessary to maintain a functional unit.

Routine Functions of the Position:
• Answers phones, takes messages, transfers calls.
• Files all necessary paperwork in MD folders.
• Sets up new admissions charts, begins paperwork for new resident.
• Maintains an orderly and clean desk area.
• Calls for appointments, maintains communication with Social Service, Central Supply Staff for
proper scheduling of transportation, notifies staff of appointments and completes all paperwork for appointments.
• Maintain and review lab monthly summary calendar, notifies staff of labs, takes results over the
phone of the lab reports and reports to the RN.
• Break down chart of discharged residents.
• Works with medical records to maintain charts.
• Copies pertinent information for outside consult/appointments.
• Communicate with Central Supply to maintain floor par stock of supplements and supplies.
• Creates forms necessary to maintain an orderly desk.
• Faxing of reports/orders as necessary. Will distribute faxed information and pertinent reports to
appropriate units.
• Prints daily assignment sheets and updates as needed.
• Other duties as assigned
• Ability to multitask.
• Must be dependable, punctual, self-motivated, and able to work without constant supervision.
• In case of fire or other internal disaster, assists in evacuating residents to exits.
• Protects resident rights and confidential information according to state and federal laws.
• Observe for any signs of resident abuse or neglect. Takes immediate action to prevent harm and report incidents according to company policy and state law.

Identify the critical success factors:
• Effective telephone and personal communication skills.
• Deal with pressure, constant interruptions, and changing priorities.
• Work with minimal supervision.
• Appreciate and be willing to maintain, confidentiality of resident information, and recognize and respect resident’s rights.
Minimum qualifications:
• Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
• Must be at least 18 years of age.
• Must have a background in medical records or be willing to learn.
• Have the ability to understand and speak English at a level which allows the safe, efficient performance of the job.


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