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Unit Secretary

Company: Adventist Health System
Location: Palm Coast
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Description

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Unit Secretary is responsible to assemble, process, and maintain medical records of all patients on nursing unit. The Unit Secretary provides a welcoming and helpful resource for patients and family members.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs general clerical duties such as typing, filing, answering the telephone, directing visitors to appropriate rooms.
  • Presents a positive attitude when greeting visitors and answering telephones while maintaining security and confidentiality for the patients.
  • Answers telephones and intercom in a professional manner and take and relays messages accurately and promptly.
  • Completely assembles medical record for each patient.
  • Provides printed verification of physician consults to include time/date and personal information called.
  • Clarifies all unclear orders with the RN/LPN.
  • Acts as a communication liaison for the patient, family and interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Assures accurate location of patients within the computer.
  • Removes patients from the computer promptly upon discharge.
  • Monitors PALS list and notifies primary Nurse of new orders and results pending, minimum of every 30 minutes.
  • Provides Customer Service rounds, responds to patient requests within scope of practice (i.e.: Ice, blankets, pillows and room temperature).
  • May be asked to initiate work orders.
  • May be responsible for unit equipment, allocation, distribution and reconciliation.
  • New patient room set-up/orientation.
  • Assist licensed staff with minor transport needs.
  • Serves as resource for medical and nursing staff, regarding order entry process.
  • May be asked to initiate Quality Measure Consoles as indicated.
  • Maintains a neat and tidy work area.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • High School graduate or equivalent.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Keywords: Adventist Health System, Palm Coast , Unit Secretary, Other , Palm Coast, Florida

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