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Department Assistant Trainer Job

Job Number: TMH12232

Job Title: Dept. Asst. Trainer

Department: Ctr Prof Practice & Innovation - 1102265

Facility: The Miriam Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Level of knowledge generally acquired through completion of Associate’s Degree inMedical Administrative Assistant/Secretaryor equivalent experience.

Familiarity with medical terminology and intermediate basic computer skills are required.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to communicate professionally with patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.

Two years’ unit secretary or related clinical experience, demonstrating effective communication (oral and written), organizational and leadership skills. Float secretary experience preferred.


The Unit Secretary Trainer reports to the Float Pool Manager. The Unit Secretary Trainer provides training, coaching, and continued mentoring of Unit Secretaries. Provides staff with assistance regarding changes in the various computerized healthcare systems, equipment as well as practices, policies and procedures. Assists in the development and coordination of Unit Secretary orientation. Works as float pool secretary when not training.