Unit Secretary - Observation Unit

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Vidant Medical Center

Full Time

Regular

Summary

About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties.  But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do. 

The Observation unit is a 12 bed monitored unit. The primary patient population includes those with chest pain requiring evaluation and intervention, short-term emergency patients requiring further observation, and renal donors and recipients for work up and perioperative preparation. The average length of stay is less than 24 hours.

 Responsibilities 

The Unit Secretary provides a variety of clerical, customer service, computer and receptionist duties for clinical areas and is responsible for maintenance of a consistent patient medical record. Interdepartmental and intradepartmental communication skills are essential.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide services within the job role.
  • Monitors patients and patient care using a variety of clerical, computer and communication skills for maintenance of a consistent medical record.
  • Monitors patient activity through the use of Healthspan icons.
  • Places selected orders; modifies incorrect orders as appropriate.
  • Coordinates manual orders, i.e. outside consultation.
  • Communicates with appropriate staff/other departments concerning patient's needs such as stat orders, new results, panic results, pended orders, unacknowledged orders, unsigned orders, medication expiring orders, consultation orders, patient therapies, etc.
  • Monitors patient and chart location.
  • Verifies unit census each midnight.
  • Assists with patient discharge process.
  • Notifies other departments of admissions, transfers and discharges as necessary.
  • Maintains paper chart forms; maintains admission/discharge packets/charts (i.e., DNR, Advance Directives, Consents).
  • Maintains downtime charts and checks downtime material supplies; assist with downtime report printing and label printing.
  • Performs 24 hour chart checks, i.e. reviews all written orders and computer screens for accuracy and completeness.
  • Manages patient's charges by entering and monitoring.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Performs receptionist and clerical duties.
  • Helps to maintain an orderly and professional environment at the nursing station.
  • Manages the Patient Unit by answering telephones; call lights.
  • Promotes customer service for patients, families, and visitors.
  • Directs visitors to appropriate patient rooms and waiting areas.
  • Advocates for patients and families regarding visitor hours and doctor/patient family conferences.
  • Works harmoniously with others.
  • Orders paper and office supplies based on PAR level.
  • Maintains care of copier and printers.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Graduation from 3 month community college Unit Secretary/Health Unit Coordinator course or at least 3 months employment in closely related position utilizing computer systems related to patient records in a hospital or hospital clinic setting.
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Basic computer skills

Preferred Requirements

  • 1+ year prior employment experience as a Unit Secretary in an acute hospital highly preferred.
  • Prior experience with electronic medical records essential

Other Information

  • Full-time (36 hours) 7:00am to 7:00pm Days

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

 

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