When tragedy strikes someone they love and medical custody outside the home is necessary, the most difficult decision a spouse or child has to make is “who do I trust with their care.” After a debilitating stroke and years of home care it was medically necessary for Joan to be professionally attended to. After much family investigation and study we chose Hannah Duston Health Care Center Haverhill. It proved to be a wise decision. All of you, from the head staff nurse to the cleaning crew treated Joan with professional care and love. Her daily food requests were met with a smile. Helping her win at Bingo showed your concern for her happiness. Proper hygiene was always meticulous. All medical needs were provided promptly even to the end. Requests made during many visits by our family always were handled quickly and professionally. THANK YOU, from The B. Family, for being an extended loving, caring family for Joan during her stay with you. Sincerely, Donald B.and Family

Hannah Duston Healthcare Center

Unit Coordinator for Acute Psychiatric Facility

Location: Haverhill, MA - The Whittier Pavilion

Category: Nursing

Unit Coordinator for Acute Psychiatric Facility Full Time 1st and 2nd shift

Primary Responsibilities:

• Under the supervision of Nursing Management, organizes the activities occurring in the nursing station by performing secretarial and receptionist duties, acting as a source of communication, and maintaining the physical environment of the area.
• Maintains Medical Record.
• Transcribes doctor’s orders/renewals, which will be checked by licensed staff.
• Completes requisitions for tests and procedures and schedules them with the respective departments.
• Recopies expiring forms.
• Initiates, receives and reports labs and other information to licensed staff and files in appropriate sections of the chart.
• Adds blank forms to chart as needed.
• Thins chart of excess material when it becomes too full.
• Maintains communication within the unit and the staff as needed.
• Answers the telephone in a courteous and efficient manner and relays messages appropriately and in a timely manner.
• Schedules follow­-up and other appointments for outside the facility and makes arrangements for transportation as needed.
• Communicates with interdisciplinary team members regarding scheduling patient’s activities and tests.
• Assists families, patients and other visitors in nursing unit.
• Coordinates patient charge cards and sends to Materials Management daily.
• Coordinates patient consults (podiatry, psych, etc.) in­-house and outside the facility. 
• Applies basic geriatric/adolescent and psychiatric knowledge and approaches, when interacting with patients and family members.
• Prepares for patient admission and discharge.
• Prepares admission charts.
• Organizes discharge follow-­up appointments and discharge before sending to medical records.
• Photocopies pertinent information from medical records for appointments, transfers, lab tests, etc.
• Maintains efficient working environment in the unit.
• Orders supplies and equipment.

• High School Diploma required.
• Ability to read, write and comprehend medical terminology. 
• Previous experience preferred.
• Degree/Certificate in medical terminology preferred.
• Knowledge of growth and development across the life span.

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