JOB SUMMARY: This position is accountable for receiving and directing information pertaining to the referral or consultation of neonatal and pediatric patients in a fast-paced, dynamic environment under specific time constraints to facilitate patient throughput through Valley Children's Healthcare. The Access Center is the referral source for all interfacility referrals for inpatient care, telemedicine, specialty consults, ED transfers, critical care and trauma transport to and from Valley Children's Healthcare. The incumbent is responsible for dispatching transport teams, ambulances, and flight crews for critical care transport, and coordinating all non patient care activities in the Access Center. Responsibilities include handling multiple phone lines in a high volume call center, accurate computer data entry that includes patient registration into the electronic health record, transport and flight metrics, and assisting with other hospital processes/duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: This position requires: A) a High School Diploma/GED; B) a minimum of 3 year of healthcare experience; C) a basic understanding of computers and applications and typing skills (45 wpm) Prior dispatch experience not necessary. Understanding of medical terminology preferred. Multiple phone line experience preferred. Experience using and inputting data into electronic medical record preferred, efficiently and detailed. Ability to document large amounts of data appropriately within time constraints. Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
POSITION DETAILS: Full time, 80 hours per pay period with varied shifts pm and night shifts.
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 356-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Valley Children’s consistently ranks at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing excellence. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 and granted the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence™ in critical care, Valley Chil...dren’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units achieve some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids.
In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric surgical and medical specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 12-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.