Nursing Careers at Lifespan

Unit Secretary Job

Job Number: RIH18354

Job Title: Unit Secretary

Department: Emergency Unit - 1012700

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Under supervision of nurse managers and according to established policies and procedures, provides clerical support to patient care activities in Emergency/Traum Center. Assists patients, and their families, undergoing or awaiting treatment. Contacts physicians, prepares treatment requests forms and operates on-line computer terminal.


A level of knowledge generally obtained through completion of high school

Well developed interpersonal and communication skills in order to obtain and relay patient

information, often under stressful conditions.

Knowledge of department procedures in order to evaluate and process same.

Knowledge of medical terminology.

The ability to operate on-line computer terminals.


Three to six months of responsible work experience, preferably involving patient contact and the application and knowledge of medical terminology. Familiarity with computers preferred.