University of Rochester Patient Unit Secretary in Rochester, New York

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Part Time 32 hours Grade 024 500740 7 South-Peds Nursing/SMH

Schedule

D/E/N; PRIMARY SHIFT EVES; WKENDS; HOLS PER UNIT POLICY; FLOAT TO 7 NORTH

Responsibilities

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides clerical, receptionist and customer service on patient care units while maintaining confidentiality.

SUPERVISION AND DIRECTION EXERCISED:

None. May orient new Patient Unit Secretaries.

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Telephone, intercom, pneumatic tube system, copier, addrerssograph machine, computer terminal, shredder and fax machine.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  1. Transcription of patient care orders. Schedules tests and procedures with other departments. Completes and processes requisitions for tests, procedures and equipment.

  2. Obtains patient care equipment and/or supplies as requested by nurses and/or physicians. Notifies department of equipment that is in need of repair.

  3. Participates in patient admissions, discharges and transfers, according to unit requirements. Update patient care forms, e.g. patient census and diet order listing.

  4. Greets and receives visitors and staff in a professional manner, giving appropriate directions and guidance. Provides courteous and accurate telephone coverage. Takes and delivers messages. Triages problems to appropriate person or department.

  5. Maintains record of patient location when off unit.

  6. Communicates and works effectively with other departments on patient, staff and unit related matters. Follows directions of nurses, physicians and other authorized personnel during emergencies.

  7. Orders supplies/forms, assures their arrival and restocks appropriately.

  8. Maintains clean and orderly work environment.

  9. Provides assistance on other units as necessary.

  10. Assists with patient transport as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High school education and 1 year of clerical experience, with demonstrated legible writing and verbal communication skills; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of medical terminology and basic computer skills preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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Job Title: Patient Unit Secretary

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 206870

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Part-Time