Nursing Careers at Lifespan

Unit Secretary Job

Job Number: NH13248

Job Title: Unit Secretary

Department: Medical Float Pool - 1302183

Facility: Newport Hospital

Location: Newport, RI

High School diploma (or equivalent) and computer data entry skills. Clerical experience in a healthcare setting preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to sit for 3-7 hours, twist and bend frequently, standing, walking, squatting, kneeling are not essential functions. Must be able to lift 10-35 lbs with good body mechanics. May be left or right handed but able to pinch, deviate wrist frequently, and have fine motor skills. Near vision must be accurate at 20/20 and far vision accurate at 20/40, must be able to discriminate among red, green and white and have moderate depth perception. Must be able to hear whisper at 20 feet.


Under the direction of the Nursing Director, or his/her designee, performs a variety of clerical and administrative duties and services on nursing unit. Provides assistance for nursing personnel and medical staff to enhance the overall environment of the nursing unit. Performs other duties as assigned. Demonstrates working knowledge of all appropriate computer systems.