Medical Unit Clerk-Trilingual Required

Published
January 12, 2022
Location
Salinas, CA
Job Type
 

Description

Position Description
PRIORITY SCREENING DATE: Monday, January 24,2022 at 11:59pm Application materials will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until positions are filled. Please allow up to (2) two weeks for processing of application materials. (Postmarks and faxes not accepted.) The eligible list established by this recruitment maybe used to fill current and future permanent or temporary vacancies as they arise. Exam# 22/80K21/01SS.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Natividad is currently seeking to fill several Medical Unit Clerk position for various department. These positions will perform a wide variety of responsible clerical work related to patient care and other duties as assigned. Incumbent must be able to communicate effectively in English and Spanish as well as 1 or more of the listed languages (Mixteco, Triqui, Chatino, Zapateca). We are seeking individuals that are customer service oriented, have flexible schedules (some positions will require weekends, nights and holidays), self-motivated multi-task oriented, and have the ability to work individually and with team members to support various registration functions to achieve the highest quality possible.

Examples of Duties

THE SIGNIFICANT DUTIES OF THE POSITION ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Deals with patients and their families in situations requiring tact and discretion.
  • Requisitions a variety of stock, medical equipment, and supplies based on an understanding of medical procedures and unit requirements; receives supplies for the unit.
  • May schedule appointments and treatments requiring sufficient understanding of medical conditions to estimate priority sequence, or length of treatment anticipated.
  • Transfers doctors' orders, diet, and therapy instructions to patient charts; notifies nurses and other appropriate personnel of revisions. Makes notations on charts of special medical or consultation charges.
  • Orders tests and makes appointments, accepts and records lab reports and orders prescriptions.
  • Assembles patient charts and prepares other medical record forms required for patient admission, transfer, or dismissal.
  • Acts as unit receptionist, receiving and relaying telephone messages to medical staff; distributes mail, flowers, and messages to patients and directs visitors.
  • Types a variety of forms and correspondence.
  • Transcribes physician's orders from patient chart to the proper forms in preparation for verification by professional staff; answers telephone; takes and delivers telephone messages.
  • Provides routine information as requested to staff, patients, visitors, and the public; greets patients and visitors; places calls to doctors, other medical units, and support units as directed.
  • Tracks admissions, discharges, transfer, and room changes for census purposes; completes proper forms and records for patient admissions, transfers, discharges, examinations, and testing; may assemble, disassemble, update, and thin patient charts
  • Maintains unit files; runs errands and transports supplies, specimens, and other materials as needed; contacts or receives calls from hospital departments, hospitals, doctor's offices, or medical agencies to coordinate or schedule services for patients.
  • Responds to established emergency procedures.
  • Prepares identification bands.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Working knowledge of:
Medical terminology, common medical procedures and the general functions of various hospital departments; and office equipment, filing systems and general clerical practices and procedures, basic mathematical procedures.

Skill and Ability to:
Establish and maintain effective working relations with staff, patients and visitors; Organize and maintain clerical records; Work cooperatively and communicate effectively in English, Spanish, and 1 or more of the listed languages (Mixteco, Triqui, Chatino, Zapateca) with person of diverse abilities and temperaments; Work with minimum supervision; Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records and reports; check materials for accuracy and complete.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

A combination of experience, education, and/or training which substantially demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and abilities is required:

Experience: One (1) year performing general patient care duties equivalent to that of a Nursing Assistant with Monterey County is highly desirable or One (1) year of general clerical experience in a hospital clinic or doctor's office.

Knowledge of: Procedures and policies in admitting, discharging and transferring patients.

Additional Information

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Natividad requires that all incumbents pass a pre-employment physical/medical assessment.
  • Natividad will conduct a thorough background and reference check process which includes a Department of Justice fingerprint check.
  • Employees who drive on County business to carry out job related duties must possess a valid CA Driver License for the class vehicle driven.
  • Employees must have and show their original Social Security Card and a valid CA Driver License or CA State ID prior to the first day of work. Incumbents may be required to work all shifts, including weekends and holidays; and work with potentially hazardous and infectious substances.
  • Incumbents may be required to work with potentially hazardous and infectious substances.

**REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS AND SCREENING PROCESS**
The screening process is tentative. Should a change be made, applicants will be notified. The competitive process includes:
APPLICATION SUBMISSION: A completed Monterey County Application may be obtained from and submitted to the Natividad Human Resources Office, 1441 Constitution Blvd., Bldg. 300, Salinas, CA. 93906, or On-line applications may be submitted at www.natividad.com ; resume and license and/or certifications (if applicable) may be attached to your online application or emailed separately to: AscensionIL@Natividad.com . Resumes will be accepted in addition to, but not in lieu of the required application materials. For more information or to obtain regular paper application materials please contact the Natividad HR, 1441 Constitution Blvd.,(831) 783-2700, M - F, 7:30 a.m.- 5:00p.m.

QUALIFICATIONS APPRAISAL : All licenses/certificates will be verified via primary source. Completed application materials will be competitively evaluated. Please note: The initial screening for this position uses ONLY the applicant's answers to the Supplemental Questions. Screeners (who are Subject Matter Experts) are not given the application and/or resumes at this point in the process. Therefore, your answers to the Supplemental Questions are critical. The best-qualified applicants will be invited to participate further in the process.

QUALIFICATIONS ASSESSMENT : To further assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, this process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exam, or physical ability exam.

ELIGIBLE LIST: Applicants successful in the Qualifications Assessment process will be placed on an eligible list for possible final selection interview. This eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies.

SPECIAL NOTES

  • If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please contact the HR Analyst for Natividad at (831) 783-2711.
  • Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States.
  • If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed above.

Benefits:

http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/human-resources/human-resources/benefits/benefit-summary-sheet

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