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Communications Specialist - ED

Company: Ardent Health Services
Location: Pocatello
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Who We Are

Patient focused, community oriented, conveniently located and equipped with technology that rivals the nation's most prestigious healthcare systems, Portneuf Medical Center offers a comprehensive and growing array of services delivered by caring and highly skilled medical professionals.

Our mission statement "World Class Care, every patient, every time" helps us focus on what truly matters: You. And our commitment is to make sure our patients receive amazing care every time they have contact with Portneuf Medical Center. The physicians, nurses and volunteers who are a part of the Portneuf family are your friends and neighbors. We're your community, your hospital and team, working hard for you.

We are looking for a dynamic and passionate Communications Specialist to join our team!

What You'll Do

The Communications Specialist will be responsible for performing unit secretary duties providing overall receptionist and secretarial duties for the Emergency department, functioning as the central communication source. Will provide EMR support to staff and complete special projects as needed. Also, serves as the primary resource for in-coming calls from the community and outside facilities.

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Participates as a contributory member of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Actively participates in reasonable management of all departmental/hospital resources including: directories, on-call schedules, and supplies.
  • Completes all documentation timely and accurately within departmental and facility requirements and timelines, while expediting emergency radio traffic to facility and staff with use of emergency paging systems when necessary.
  • Facilitates the smooth flow of patients through the department and facility including consults, admissions, transfers into and out of PMC, and discharges.
  • Assumes responsibility for meeting annual in-service requirements and ongoing personal development.
  • Maintains and trains communication specialtist staff on EMR software, radio equipment, physicians call schedules and divert status.
  • Responsible for code activations, time sensitive emergencies and all overhead pages.
  • Interacts with and takes report from ambulance crews and coordinates care from transferring facilities.
  • Act as primary contact for referring physicians and facilities.

What We Offer

Competitive pay and benefits package including Health/Dental/Vision/401(k) match. Generous paid time off, holidays, extended illness bank, paid basic life insurance and long term disability.

Portneuf Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

What You'll Bring

  • High school diploma or equivelant
  • Previous hospital or clinical experience and knowledge of medical terminology preferred
  • Current BLS certification within 90-days

Keywords: Ardent Health Services, Pocatello , Communications Specialist - ED, Other , Pocatello, Idaho

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