The Unit Secretary assists in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating the activities occurring in the nursing station by performing clerical and receptionist duties and maintaining the physical environment of the area.
Areas of focus include, but are not limited to:
Transcribe and transmit doctor’s orders to appropriate areas under supervision of a Nurse; confer with team leader regarding scheduling patients’ activities and tests.
Assist physicians to retrieve patient data from medical record.
Perform clerical functions for the nursing unit within the Unit Secretary’s sphere of responsibility.
Answer telephone and intercom, take messages and communicate messages to the appropriate person.
Assist patients and visitors in nursing unit as needed.
Perform clerical duties related to the admission and discharge of patients.
Order supplies and equipment; receive and place items in their proper storage area.
Compile new charts, maintain current charts and enter patient information on the charts and PCP.
Assist in orientation of new staff to clerical duties of the unit.
Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
Attend scheduled staff meetings, in-services and training programs.
Adhere to Hospital attendance policy as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
Perform other duties as assigned or delegated by the Nurse Manager.
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