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Unit Secretary PRN-Day Surgery

Company: CHRISTUS Health
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Job Description:

Description Unit Secretary Job code: 505000 ________________________________________________________________ POSITION SUMMARY: The Unit Secretary has the responsibility to attend to the secretarial needs of the patient area performing duties including chart preparation, computer functions, and being a runner to various departments. The Unit Secretary may provide relief coverage for the Patient Representative. The Unit Secretary reports directly to the unit charge nurse. The Unit Secretary is trained in the delivery of age appropriate care by hospital policy and performs assigned tasks in accordance with the hospital's philosophy, values, standards, policies and procedures. CORE COMPETENCIES Action Oriented -- Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm. Customer Focus -- Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions. Communicates Effectively -- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. Decision Quality -- Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward. Collaborates -- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. Nimble Learning -- Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder. Demonstrates Self-Awareness -- Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses. Goals -- Completes quarterly goals Delivering the Mission -- Performs duties as defined in this job description and demonstrates mastery of role MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: PERFORMS CLERICAL DUTIES RELATED TO PROCEDURES IN DAY SURGERY Ensures that all charts are supplied with appropriate forms for documentation for current and future use. Answers telephones and patient call light promptly, schedules appointments/procedures, and assists with inquiries from visitors Relays messages to appropriate caregiver in a timely manner and acknowledges response. Posts reports in a timely and accurate manner. Reviews the daily charge list for accuracy and notifies appropriate person of additions/corrections. Works with accuracy and efficiency in assembling patient charts assuring information is placed with the appropriate patient. PROVIDES RELIEF FOR PATIENT REPRESENTATIVE Obtains patient temperature, SaO2, height and weight when relieving the Patient Representative Assures patient identification according to hospital policy Accompanies patient to assigned room. Provides pre-procedure instruction to patient and family Collaborates with charge nurse regarding room assignments. Makes rounds and keeps patients informed of delays. 3. SUPPORTS THE NURSING PLAN OF CARE BY COMPLETING OTHER TASKS REQUESTED Assists with transporting of patients, lab specimens, picking up food trays, and obtaining medical records. Assists with picking up and returning used equipment according to unit policy. Works efficiently and completes work in a timely manner Maintains tidiness of the work area Orders needed equipment and supplies. PERFORMS COMPUTER FUNCTIONS Prioritizes orders in the order entry system in a timely and accurate manner Assures the patient charges are entered daily Assures patients are discharged correctly from the system Displays competency with OMNI, STAR NAVIGATOR and Novell. THE PATIENT'S RIGHTS TO CONFIDENTIALITY WILL BE MAINTAINED BY ALL PERSONNELHandles all patient communication and documentation in a confidential manner.Does not release patient information/records without following hospital policy. Requirements A. Education/Skills B. Experience At least one year preferred C. Licenses, Registrations or Certifications BLS JOB ACTIVITIES & PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION OF JOB: Posture Max. Hours per day: 0 2 4 6 8 Other Standing _____________ Sitting ______________ Kneeling/Squatting ______________ Bending/Stooping ______________ Pushing/Pulling ______________ Twisting ______________ Other ______________ Motion Max. Hours per day: 0 2 4 6 8 Other Walking ______________ Climbing Stairs/Ladders ______________ Grasp/Squeeze ______________ Reaching ______________ Overhead reaching ______________ Wrist flexion/extension ______________ Other ______________ Lift/Carry Max. Hours per day: 0 2 4 6 8 Other Perform any lifting/carrying ______________ Lift/Carry objects more than __30_ lbs. per day _as needed_____________ SENSORY REQUIREMENTS Vision acuity at least 20/40 (near and far) Hearing acuity at least conversational Color perception Ability to speak and understand English (language) TRAVEL No Travel applicable Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land or air. Occasional overnight travel (up to 20%) by land or air. Moderate overnight travel (up to 30%) by land or air. Heavy overnight travel (up to 50%) by land or air. Extensive overnight travel (over 50%) by land or air. DIRECT REPORTS This is a staff position and does not directly supervise other Associates. REPORTS TO Clinical Director- Day Surgery and PAC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS _____________________________________ ____________________________ Associate Signature Date _____________________________________ ____________________________ Supervisor's Signature DatePandoLogic. Keywords: Medical Secretary, Location: Alexandria, LA - 71306

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