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Secretary Job

Job Number: RIH18324

Job Title: Secretary C

Department: Division of Pedi GI - 1014038

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Under general supervision, provides a variety of secretarial duties such as typing, scheduling appointments for procedures in multiple rooms simultaneously, processing and reconciling billing information. Managing a multiline telephone system. Provides administrative assistance as requested.


High school graduate or General Equivalency Diploma.

Proficient typing skills are required in order to prepare a variety of materials, some, such as grant proposals and manuscripts, requiring a precise format.

Good knowledge of English grammar, punctuation and spelling to correct and edit written materials; understanding of medical terminology is most often required.

A high level of organizational skills to prepare complex schedules and conference arrangements and to maintain departmental files, records and statistical data.

The ability to perform analysis of numerical data involving the use of mathematical formulas as well as routine tabulations.

Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of personnel both within and outside of the hospital.

The ability to operate a variety of office equipment is required.


One year of experience in specializing in correspondence typing, medical terminology and general business procedures.

At least six months to one year experience is required including the period of on-the-job training to learn procedures specific to the department.