Performs clerical and secretarial duties on the unit.
Prepares, compiles, and maintains patient and operational records in the nursing unit.
• Processes and maintains clerical information on unit, including lab and other test results. Transcribes and accurately enters physician orders into the computer system. Responds to, screens and refers telephone messages and requests regarding patient information and unit operation to the appropriate personnel. Assists with coordination of patient flow and visitor security.
• Maintains patient medical records in computer system, ensuring completeness and accuracy of patient charts and records, physician orders, admission, discharge, transfer status.
• Assists with coordination of patient flow. Sets up transportation and appointments for follow up with physicians.
• Maintains supplies, equipment, and places orders for service, coordinating with Environmental Support Services as required.
Position Qualifications Required / Experience Required:
Basic computer skills (word processing, data entry), with ability to quickly learn and become proficient using Unit computer systems.
Understanding / familiarity of medical terminology or ability to quickly learn in order to process and maintain accurate medical records.
Professional demeanor and strong interpersonal skills demonstrating the ability to communicate clearly, effectively, tactfully, and courteously with customers and staff on all levels.
Ability to multi-task effectively.
1-2 years secretarial or administrative assistant experience in a medical setting is preferred.
High school graduate or equivalent.
Additional coursework in the medical support field is preferred.
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