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Unit Secretary (Relief, Variable)
Typical pay range: $19.50 - $23.14
ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
TITLE: Unit Secretary
REPORTS TO POSITION: Department Manager/Supervisor
DATE LAST REVIEWED: January 12, 2017
OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community, together
OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY: The Unit Secretary work on various units throughout St. Charles Health System. These departments include but are not limited to Med/Surg, Medical, Surgical, Ortho/Neuro, Pediatrics, Inpatient Rehab, Intermediate Care Unit, Intensive Care Units, Procedural departments and floats. These departments provide 24/7 specialized care to patients throughout their hospitalization and discharge.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Unit Secretary helps to facilitate functions of the department, by performing clerical duties related to patient care and department flow. Responsibilities include administrative duties within the department. Acts as the department facilitator; communicates with the general public and various hospital departments, physicians and nursing personnel. This position does not directly supervise any other caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Serves as department receptionist, receiving and transmitting messages (personal, telephone, computer) or inquiries to the appropriate destination.
Responsible for (or assists with) data input using EMR, staffing and charge capture systems, electronic bedboard, charge entry and charge reconciliation.
Performs other general administrative duties as required (e.g., emails, filing, ordering supplies, etc.).
Performs stocking of the nurse servers in patient rooms and specialty carts or areas on a routine basis.
Assists in maintenance of equipment as needed.
Orders departmental non-medical supplies as needed.
Assists with maintenance of scheduling and various operational processes as directed by Supervisor/Manager.
Setup/cancel patient appointments as directed.
Transport patients, blood, specimens and other items as needed.
Answer call lights as needed.
Demonstrates awareness of and supports St. Charles Health System's departmental and operating unit goals through participation in continuous quality improvement and departmental activities.
Participates in activities that promote professional growth and development of self and others.
Communicates (both written and orally) effectively and maintains professional relationships with caregivers, medical staff, patients, and guests.
Identifies work-related problems with possible solutions and implements solution(s) (within scope of practice), when appropriate.
Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.
Participates in creating intentional relationships and demonstrates focus attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care experience.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization's corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.
Required: High school diploma or GED.
Willingness to take additional courses as requested.
Required: AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification.
Required: Customer service and clerical experience.
Preferred: Previous hospital experience/medical terminology.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION:
Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population and professionally represent SCHS.
Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels within SCHS and external customers/clients/potential employees
Strong team working and collaborative skills
Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
Ability to multi-task and work independently
Attention to detail
Excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication and customer service skills, particularly in dealing with stressful personal interactions
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
Demonstrated ability and experience in computer applications, use of electronic medical record keeping systems and MS Office.
Continually (75% or more): Use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, standing, walking, lifting 1-10 pounds, keyboard operation.
Occasionally (25%): Bending, climbing stairs, reaching overhead, carrying/pushing or pulling 1-10 pounds, grasping/squeezing.
Rarely (10%): Stooping/kneeling/crouching, lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling 11-15 pounds, operation of a motor vehicle.
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, ability to hear whispered speech level.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Never (0%): Heat, cold, wet/slippery area, noise, dust, vibration, chemical solution, uneven surface.
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
Variable (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
Scheduled Days of the Week:
Shift Start & End Time:
Variable: 1 Winter and 1 Summer Holiday, 2 NOC shifts and 1 weekend shift per 4 week schedule period
- Electronic Medical Record
- Diseases And Disorders
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