Nursing Unit Secretary ED/Emergency Room PRN Nights
May 11, 2018
Known locally as the “full-service community hospital doing some big things,” Parker Adventist Hospital, (located at E-470 and Parker Road), offers leading medical experts, the latest technology and a broad array of clinical services. Ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for patient satisfaction, Parker Hospital performs complex spine and brain surgery along with weight-loss and joint-replacement surgery. We have a Level II Trauma Center and a Birthplace with a Level IIIA NICU caring for babies born as early as 28 weeks. Opened 10 years ago and still growing, the entire team is incredibly vibrant, skilled, enthusiastic, innovative and motivated. The sense of “newness” felt at Parker is a big aspect of the culture and the high patient and employee satisfaction scores speak volumes about the care and the environment. Every associate at Parker lives its culture of “relationship based care” each day – treating every patient, family and team member like WE would want to be cared for. For more information about Parker Adventist Hospital and joining the team, visit http://www.parkerhospital.org/.
Assists the healthcare team in coordinating, prioritizing and communicating patient, physician and
staff needs. Assumes personal accountability for organizational mission and core values.
Minimum Education Requirements
High School Diploma or GED Minimum
Previous nursing unit secretary or medical office experience, preferred
Knowledge of medical terminology, preferred
Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English
Basic computer skills
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association
Greets patients/visitors and directs/escorts to the desired location.
Triages patient call lights in a timely manner.
Communicates with patient, family members, visitors, physicians and associates in a professional and caring manner.
May be tasked with conducting patient rounds throughout the shift to inquire about patients'/visitors' needs as well as orienting them to the unit and patient room.
Monitors the electronic record for new provider-entered orders.
Coordinates the completion of the orders with nursing staff and other departments as appropriate.
Utilizes computer technology to access and exchange data, i.e., lab results, interdepartmental communications, etc.
Maintains non-EMR patient records as needed to ensure availability of accurate patient information.
Responsible for inputting daily and special charges as requested.
Performs clerical duties, maintains department/unit logs and coordinates services as needed.
Maintains thorough and confidential patient charts and records.
Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care. Organizes and prioritizes work to be completed within assigned timeframe to
promote consistent patient comfort.
Ensures that work environment and/or patient rooms are neat and orderly to enhance unit and hospital image. May be tasked with maintaining and stocking nursing supplies.
Consistently demonstrates flexibility and is agreeable to work schedules including weekends,holidays, evening and night hours as necessary to meet the needs of the patients and department.
Assists with quality improvement, safety and regulatory functions as directed. Participates in process change to improve unit performance and patient experience.
Assists in training other nursing support staff, volunteers, students and other hospital personnel.
Acts in a role of ambassador for visiting community members, as assigned.
Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting.
Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements.
☑ Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently)
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