Unit Secretary

Summary:
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.

 

Responsibilities:
Clerical & Administrative:

Performs a variety of clerical & administrative duties.

- Records and types unit council minutes

- Safety checks as designated by department director



Initiates and maintains patient records according to policy.



Demonstrates competence in use of current computer systems.



Posts diet restrictions and NPO restrictions on Lab work etc.



Completes the following skills according to policy and procedures:

- Keeps census up-to-date.

- Identifies patient per hospital policy

- Ensures that patient�s medical record accompanies patient to ancillary departments.

- Oversees prompt delivery of specimens to appropriate department

- Performs safety rounds at frequency determined by Nursing Director.

- Ensures medical records & x-rays are copied for transfer to other facilities.



Communication:

Greets all patients and visitors to the unit in a positive manner and directs to appropriate destination.



Demonstrates appropriate telephone etiquette.



Documents in a legible and concise manner.



Spells all words terms correctly.



Documents allergies in accordance with policy.



Demonstrates competency with unit-specific equipment.



Notifies appropriate personnel and departments of patients transferred to a different room or received from another unit.



Assists others in orientation to clerical duties.



Communicates appropriate referral of issues or concerns to manager director or designee in a timely manner.



Completes unit specific competencies.

 

Other information:
Qualifications:

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.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Newport Hospital USA:RI:Newport

 

Work Type: Part Time

 

Shift: 2

 

Union: Non-Union