As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
The Unit Clerk is an individual who will function as a member of the nursing staff responsible for assisting with general activities of the patient care unit and for assuring smooth communication of patient care related information both intra departmentally and interdepartmentally.
Courteously and professionally covers patient care center front desk as needed or assigned. This includes promptly answering telephones, greeting patients, sending reports, distributing, sorting, or processing mail, etc. This may also include instructing patients on how to get to other hospital locations or other information.
Delivers reports, supplies, etc. to patient areas or hospital locations as needed. Accurately relays information from physicians, nurses, laboratory personnel and others.
Uses Information Systems as required for patient care.
Accurately enters written orders into the computer. Follows through on all orders as appropriate such as calling departments for consults.
Maintains accurate information on the unit board.
Processes all computer documents appropriately differentiating between temporary and permanent documents and obtaining signatures as needed.
Ensures that the work area is organized.
Maintains open communication with the patient care team to relay pertinent information regarding patient and unit needs.
Assists with activities of daily life (bath, feed, play, etc.) and other patient care as directed.
Ensures an adequate stock of all necessary equipment and supplies in designated areas at established par levels.
Responsible for participation in departmental and hospital programs for Quality Assessment and Improvement, identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of the Nemours Foundation.
Participates in unit, departmental and hospital educational programs.
Attends unit/departmental meetings regularly.
Demonstrates proficiency in the care of patients of all ages; neonates, infants, toddlers, school aged, adolescents and adults.
Ability to flex to a Nursing Assistant Role as needed
High School Diploma or equivalent
Current American Heart Association BLS Certification
Medical terminology training preferred
Previous clerical experience in a health care setting preferred
1 year of previous patient care experience
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.