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Unit Secretary in Jonesboro, AR at Community Hospital Corporation

Date Posted: 5/15/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

  • Demonstrates and understands the importance of and respect for the rights, dignity and individuality of each patient in all interactions.
  • Transcribe and transmit doctor's orders to appropriate areas under supervision of a registered nurse, and confer with team leader regarding scheduling patient's 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, room/bed change, 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.

Job Requirements

  • Adheres to all components of the Hospital Compliance Plan in performing job duties and reports any violations or suspected violations of the Plan to the Compliance Officer.

  • Demonstrate professional conduct and complies with hospital and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Adheres to hospital attendance policy as outlined in the Employee Handbook. 

  • Complies with measures for preventing exposure to blood borne pathogens. 

  • Participates in the Hazardous Material Program; hazards include exposure to blood and body fluids, possible communicable diseases, sharp objects and instruments, assorted chemicals and gasses as listed in the Hazardous Materials Program Manual. 

  • Complies with established Safety and Patient Safety Program practices. 

  • Performs other incidental and related duties, as required and/or assigned. 

  • Develops an understanding of responsibilities for recognizing patient abuse and follows policy for making appropriate referrals/interventions. 

  • Develops an understanding of responsibilities for participation in Performance Improvement activities and participates in such activities.

  • Limits access to protected health information (PHI) to the information reasonably necessary to do the job, and shares such information only on a need-to-know basis for work purposes.