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Unit Secretary - NICU PRN

HCA
Reston, VA
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem

Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA) is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physicians. We have over 1,900 facilities ranging from hospitals, freestanding ER's, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care clinics. Our facility based staff continues to raise the bar in patient care. Ten HCA hospitals have been named in IBM Watson Health's top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data.

Located in the outskirts of Washington, D.C, Reston Hospital Center, a 231-bed acute facility, lies within the vibrant Town Center of Reston, known for its lively mix of restaurants, shops, and services. Reston Hospital Center is an HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) facility making it a very secure and reputable facility to work with. HCA is one of the largest healthcare systems throughout the U.S, where healthcare employment opportunities are almost endless!

Reston Hospital Center holds certifications within our stroke and total joint center and is accredited in the chest pain center. Most importantly, Reston Hospital Center is dedicated to enhancing the health and quality of life in our community by putting patients first.

Our patients are our priority, but so are you!

Not only do our patients come first, but our employees do too! We provide a total compensation package to make sure your needs are met. Choose the medical coverage package that best suits you. Look after your loved ones while still getting paid with our Paid Family Leave. Plan for your future with our matching 401k or opt-in for several other benefits including tuition assistance, student loan repayment, family and medical flex spending accounts, life insurance, and identity theft protection.

HCA is dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues. We will provide you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are currently looking for an ambitious candidate to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential here!

Job Summary:

Performs secretarial duties necessary for the general management and organization of the nursing unit. The secretary is responsible for transcribing orders, faxing information, maintaining the patient chart, directing visitors and directing phone calls and prioritizing and directing patient calls. The Unit Secretary must be able to prioritize and anticipate needs and maintain a calm composure in stressful situations. The Nursing Assistant/Unit Secretary will adhere to all policies, procedures and standards of the assigned unit, department and institution.

Qualifications

Experience: Hospital secretarial experience preferred; good verbal and writing skills essential; computer skills preferred. Must speak clear English.

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42d ago

Unit Secretary - NICU PRN

HCA, Hospital Corporation of America
Reston, VA
*Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA)*is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physicians. We have over 1,900 facilities ranging from hospitals, freestanding ER's, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care clinics. Our facility based staff continues to raise the bar in patient care. Ten HCA hospitals have been named in IBM Watson Health's top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data.

Located in the outskirts of Washington, D.C,*Reston Hospital Center*, a 231-bed acute facility, lies within the vibrant Town Center of Reston, known for its lively mix of restaurants, shops, and services. Reston Hospital Center is an HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) facility making it a very secure and reputable facility to work with. HCA is one of the largest healthcare systems throughout the U.S, where healthcare employment opportunities are almost endless!

*Reston Hospital Center*holds certifications within our stroke and total joint center and is accredited in the chest pain center. Most importantly, Reston Hospital Center is dedicated to enhancing the health and quality of life in our community by putting patients first.
*/Our patients are our priority, but so are_you_!/*

Not only do our patients come first, but our employees do too! We provide a total compensation package to make sure your needs are met. Choose the medical coverage package that best suits you. Look after your loved ones while still getting paid with our Paid Family Leave. Plan for your future with our matching 401k or opt-in for several other benefits including tuition assistance, student loan repayment, family and medical flex spending accounts, life insurance, and identity theft protection.

HCA is dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues. We will provide you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are currently looking for an ambitious candidate to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential here!

*Job Summary:*
Performs secretarial duties necessary for the general management and organization of the nursing unit. The secretary is responsible for transcribing orders, faxing information, maintaining the patient chart, directing visitors and directing phone calls and prioritizing and directing patient calls. The Unit Secretary must be able to prioritize and anticipate needs and maintain a calm composure in stressful situations. The Nursing Assistant/Unit Secretary will adhere to all policies, procedures and standards of the assigned unit, department and institution.

*Experience*: Hospital secretarial experience preferred; good verbal and writing skills essential; computer skills preferred. Must speak clear English.

**Job:** **Admitting Registration Clerical & Scheduling*

**Title:** *Unit Secretary - NICU PRN*

**Location:** *Virginia-Reston-Reston Hospital Center - Reston*

**Requisition ID:** *08540-22533*
60d+ ago

Unit Secretary, General Surgery

Virginia Hospital Center
Arlington, VA
Unit Secretary, General Surgery

The Unit Secretary (US) is responsible for performing a variety of receptionist and clerical duties relating to the updating and organizing of information and supplies on the nursing units, coordinating work within the unit as well as with other units and departments, reporting pertinent information to the immediate supervisor, respond to inquiries and requests from staff patients and visitors and supporting patient care delivery. This position has frontline responsibility for handling customer service interactions through telephone and personal contact and facilitating unit efficiency.

Where appropriate, this employee will answer phones, schedule appointments, call physicians' offices as requested and accurately provide information to affiliated providers.

This position has no responsibility for the assessment, treatment, or care of patients. However, the ability to communicate and interact with patients/public/staff of all ages is required.

Pay & Benefits: In addition to salary, the benefit package includes paid major holidays, vacation/sick time, health & dental insurance, and 401(k)

Qualifications

* High school diploma or equivalent.
* Minimum of one year computer knowledge and skills to include typing and date entry required.
* Secretarial experience preferred.
* Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.

Responsibilities

* Demonstrates knowledge of patient rights.
* Serves as advocate for patient and families.
* Advocates for unit needs. Consistently works well with all members of the healthcare team.
* Maintains a collaborative relationship among healthcare team by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods.
* Supports patient care by escorting patients/families to rooms, arranging transportation, and other duties as assigned.
* Facilitates the movement of the patient through the system (Scheduling / Admission / Discharge / Transfers, etc.)
14d ago

Health Unit Coordinator (PRN)-NICU

Trinity Health Corporation
Silver Spring, MD
Supports departmental operations by providing effective and timely communications, maintaining a clean, safe, orderly work environment, maintaining data and related records, performing clerical and other support services as directed, and providing assistance in select and limited clinical activities. Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.
Minimum Licensure/Certification Required (if applicable):

Certificate of completion of medical secretary training in a vocational or hospital-based program preferred.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

* Previous experience as a unit secretary, administrative partner, Health Unit Coordinator, or CNA
* High School diploma or equivalent
* Computer skills - Microsoft Office products.
* Must have excellent communication skills (verbal, written) and fluency in the English language
* Visual and auditory acuity
* Ability to identify and distinguish color

Working Conditions:

Physical Requirements: Capable of exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Must have auditory acuity.

Visual Acuity: Required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

Environmental Conditions: The worker is subject to hazards normally associated with a hospital clinical environment, inclusive but not limited to chemicals, pathogens, mechanical devices,

Reporting Relationship:

Department director or manager.

Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Females/disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
New
2d ago

Unit Clerk

Medstar Health
Olney, MD
* A healthcare team member who performs designated clerical duties at the unit level relating to communication, updating and organization of information. Responsible for reporting pertinent information to the immediate supervisor and responding to inquiries and requests from staff, physicians, families, other departments/disciplines, etc.
Minimum Qualifications

* Education/Training
* High School Diploma or equivalent work experience

*
* Experience
* 1 year of work experience

* Hospital experience preferred, particularly in area related to unit specialty

*
* License/Certification/Registration
* Completion of unit clerk course preferred

*
* Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
* Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.

* Understanding of medical terminology.

* Moderate computer data entry skills.

* Ability to use computer applications such as clinical information systems (e.g. Clinicians View, Chart View, GE Manager, GE Scheduler,, scheduling software, e-mail, intranet, requisitioning systems (e.g. Lawson).)

* Use of copy equipment and fax machine.

* HIPAA policies related to confidentiality.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

* Technical: Supports work of the department by performing clerical and secretarial tasks.
* Transcribes physician orders and completes associated paperwork.

* Compiles paperwork and inputs specified computer data related to admission, discharge, transfer or expiration of a patient.

* Maintains patient records per hospital policy and reviews for completeness as needed throughout treatment (e.g. prior to surgery, transfer, and discharge).

* Obtains and files results from lab, radiology, physician office, etc., as needed.

* Files and prepares paperwork as directed by supervisor.

* Prints schedules, reports, and patient data as requested.

* Communication: Supports work of the department by facilitating transfer of information.
* Answers and directs all phone calls; takes messages as needed.

* Greets all persons coming to nurses' station, answers inquiries, offers direction and assistance, takes and relays messages, run errands.

* Exchanges information with other units/departments, physician offices, etc., as requested.

* Relays patient/family requests to appropriate unit staff.

* Initiates phone calls, pages, and codes as directed.

* Uses appropriate means to communicate with other unit staff (Vocera, overhead paging, etc.)

* Confirms and communicates scheduling of procedures/therapeutic services.

* Finance: Supports department by posting charges.
* Completes appropriate requisitions/computer entries for consults, diagnostic tests, and therapeutic services for patients and coordinates appointments with respective departments.

* Inputs data for patient charges.

* Maintains unit supplies and orders same using online requisition system (e.g. Lawson) or other approved process.

* Development: Maintains and updates current knowledge.
* Conducts all duties within legal boundaries of position and according to hospital policy and procedures.

* Works with supervisor to identify learning needs and takes actions to address these needs.

* Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the department.

* Meets all mandatory obligations

* Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments.
* Participates on intra/inter-departmental teams and committees, communicating unit knowledge as appropriate.

* Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired during team and committee participation.

* Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions.

* Serves as a unit resource within areas of responsibility

* Department/Unit Specific Functions and Duties
* Completes other tasks within realm of position as assigned.

* Operating Room:
* Maintains and updates Operating Room procedure schedule.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
24d ago

Unit Clerk

Medstar Research Institute
Olney, MD
Job Summary A healthcare team member who performs designated clerical duties at the unit level relating to communication, updating and organization of information. Responsible for reporting pertinent information to the immediate supervisor and responding to inquiries and requests from staff, physicians, families, other departments/disciplines, etc. Minimum Qualifications Education/Training High School Diploma or equivalent work experience # Experience 1 year of work experience Hospital experience preferred, particularly in area related to unit specialty # License/Certification/Registration Completion of unit clerk course preferred # Knowledge, Skills # Abilities Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English. Understanding of medical terminology. Moderate computer data entry skills. Ability to use computer applications such as clinical information systems (e.g. Clinicians View, Chart View, GE Manager, GE Scheduler,, scheduling software, e-mail, intranet, requisitioning systems (e.g. Lawson).) Use of copy equipment and fax machine. HIPAA policies related to confidentiality. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Technical: Supports work of the department by performing clerical and secretarial tasks. Transcribes physician orders and completes associated paperwork. Compiles paperwork and inputs specified computer data related to admission, discharge, transfer or expiration of a patient. Maintains patient records per hospital policy and reviews for completeness as needed throughout treatment (e.g. prior to surgery, transfer, and discharge). Obtains and files results from lab, radiology, physician office, etc., as needed. Files and prepares paperwork as directed by supervisor. Prints schedules, reports, and patient data as requested. Communication: Supports work of the department by facilitating transfer of information. Answers and directs all phone calls; takes messages as needed. Greets all persons coming to nurses# station, answers inquiries, offers direction and assistance, takes and relays messages, run errands. Exchanges information with other units/departments, physician offices, etc., as requested. Relays patient/family requests to appropriate unit staff. Initiates phone calls, pages, and codes as directed. Uses appropriate means to communicate with other unit staff (Vocera, overhead paging, etc.) Confirms and communicates scheduling of procedures/therapeutic services. Finance: Supports department by posting charges. Completes appropriate requisitions/computer entries for consults, diagnostic tests, and therapeutic services for patients and coordinates appointments with respective departments. Inputs data for patient charges. Maintains unit supplies and orders same using online requisition system (e.g. Lawson) or other approved process. Development: Maintains and updates current knowledge. Conducts all duties within legal boundaries of position and according to hospital policy and procedures. Works with supervisor to identify learning needs and takes actions to address these needs. Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the department. Meets all mandatory obligations Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments. Participates on intra/inter-departmental teams and committees, communicating unit knowledge as appropriate. Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired during team and committee participation. Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions. Serves as a unit resource within areas of responsibility Department/Unit Specific Functions and Duties Completes other tasks within realm of position as assigned. Operating Room: Maintains and updates Operating Room procedure schedule.#

* A healthcare team member who performs designated clerical duties at the unit level relating to communication, updating and organization of information. Responsible for reporting pertinent information to the immediate supervisor and responding to inquiries and requests from staff, physicians, families, other departments/disciplines, etc.
* Minimum Qualifications
* Education/Training
* High School Diploma or equivalent work experience

*
* Experience
* 1 year of work experience

* Hospital experience preferred, particularly in area related to unit specialty

*
* License/Certification/Registration
* Completion of unit clerk course preferred

*
* Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
* Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.

* Understanding of medical terminology.

* Moderate computer data entry skills.

* Ability to use computer applications such as clinical information systems (e.g. Clinicians View, Chart View, GE Manager, GE Scheduler,, scheduling software, e-mail, intranet, requisitioning systems (e.g. Lawson).)

* Use of copy equipment and fax machine.

* HIPAA policies related to confidentiality.

* Primary Duties and Responsibilities
* Technical: Supports work of the department by performing clerical and secretarial tasks.
* Transcribes physician orders and completes associated paperwork.

* Compiles paperwork and inputs specified computer data related to admission, discharge, transfer or expiration of a patient.

* Maintains patient records per hospital policy and reviews for completeness as needed throughout treatment (e.g. prior to surgery, transfer, and discharge).

* Obtains and files results from lab, radiology, physician office, etc., as needed.

* Files and prepares paperwork as directed by supervisor.

* Prints schedules, reports, and patient data as requested.

* Communication: Supports work of the department by facilitating transfer of information.
* Answers and directs all phone calls; takes messages as needed.

* Greets all persons coming to nurses station, answers inquiries, offers direction and assistance, takes and relays messages, run errands.

* Exchanges information with other units/departments, physician offices, etc., as requested.

* Relays patient/family requests to appropriate unit staff.

* Initiates phone calls, pages, and codes as directed.

* Uses appropriate means to communicate with other unit staff (Vocera, overhead paging, etc.)

* Confirms and communicates scheduling of procedures/therapeutic services.

* Finance: Supports department by posting charges.
* Completes appropriate requisitions/computer entries for consults, diagnostic tests, and therapeutic services for patients and coordinates appointments with respective departments.

* Inputs data for patient charges.

* Maintains unit supplies and orders same using online requisition system (e.g. Lawson) or other approved process.

* Development: Maintains and updates current knowledge.
* Conducts all duties within legal boundaries of position and according to hospital policy and procedures.

* Works with supervisor to identify learning needs and takes actions to address these needs.

* Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the department.

* Meets all mandatory obligations

* Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments.
* Participates on intra/inter-departmental teams and committees, communicating unit knowledge as appropriate.

* Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired during team and committee participation.

* Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions.

* Serves as a unit resource within areas of responsibility

* Department/Unit Specific Functions and Duties
* Completes other tasks within realm of position as assigned.

* Operating Room:
* Maintains and updates Operating Room procedure schedule.
60d+ ago

Remote Health Status Coordinator

Humana
Remote
Humana is hiring Health Status Coordinators to conduct daily audits and outreach to SeniorBridge caregivers who provide personal care to Seniors in their home.

SeniorBridge is Humana's wholly-owned home care business acquired in 2012. We're passionate about helping families and loved ones find solutions that make life better. We provide concierge care management, private duty nursing, and personal care assistance services to seniors. This is a remote position with variable hours weekly, but it could be up to 40 hours per week.

We are seeking someone upbeat, outgoing and diligent to interact with a high-volume of caregivers on a daily basis. This will help ensure our staff is healthy before reporting to work with clients in their care.
Responsibilities The Health Status Coordinator is specifically responsible for ensuring all scheduled home health caregivers have completed a daily health status survey in the Medflyt App. Caregivers are required to complete a health status survey each day they are scheduled to prevent exposing the clients in their care to illness. Responsibilities include: Access daily reports of all scheduled Home Health Caregivers to monitor survey completion Contact any caregivers who have not completed a survey for the day. Direct caregivers to go into the Medflyt App and answer questions to record health status. Follow guidelines to follow up with anyone who has reported symptoms. Send caregivers who require follow up on symptoms for testing Document any necessary changes to the schedule and coordinate coverage with scheduling coordinators. Decisions are limited to defined parameters around work expectations, quality standards, priorities and timing. This position is worked remotely from home. Schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:30am report time and work until all tasks are completed each day. Expected 20-40 hours per week, depending on volume of follow up required. Required Qualifications High School Diploma Familiarity with Microsoft office products - Outlook and Excel Good communication, both verbally and in writing Administrative support experience Technical savvy - ability to learn new systems and applications quickly Strong record of reliability Preferred Qualifications Experience in a healthcare setting Familiarity with Medflyt application Additional Information As part of our hiring process for this opportunity, we will be using an exciting interviewing technology called Modern Hire SMS Text Messaging to enhance our hiring and decision-making ability. Modern Hire SMS Text Messaging allows us to quickly connect and gain valuable information from you pertaining to your relevant skills and experience at a time that is best for your schedule Scheduled Weekly Hours 24
New
11h ago

Unit Secretary

Medstar Health
Clinton, MD
* This position performs secretarial, clerical and receptionist support duties necessary for the operations of a patient care unit. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.
Minimum Qualifications

* Education/Experience
* High School Diploma or GED required.

* Working knowledge of Medical Terminology preferred.

* 6 months unit secretary, registration or medical records or related clerical experience in a health care setting preferred.

* Completion of Crisis Prevention Intervention training within 6 months of hire.

* Associates degree preferred.

* Experience in an acute care setting preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

* Ability to comprehend and follow the policies and procedures for MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.

* Ability to read, write and speak or communicate in English to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position.

* Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior that supports the hospital's mission, values and commitment to compliance with all federal, state and regulatory laws. Inspires trust and exhibits honesty and integrity within the scope of daily activities.

* Exhibits professionalism, courtesy and excellent customer service, while interacting with patients, guests and co-workers.

* Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.

* Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.

* Knowledge of hospital information management systems.

* Strong knowledge of medical terminology

* Ability to maintain constant mental alertness and the ability to withstand a high level of tension and stress.

* Ability to maintain concentration when subjected to frequent and varied interruptions and variable noise levels.

* Ability to exercise judgment and initiative in the resolution of problems encountered.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

* Performs general secretarial and clerical responsibilities.

* Answers calls so that patient needs can be met in a timely fashion.

* Accurately notifies the appropriate nursing staff.

* Enters and coordinates computer data on all patients in the unit.

* Coordinate with other hospital departments, such as radiology, environmental services, laboratories, social services, etc. to request and obtain supplies and services.

* Work with nursing staff to coordinate patient transfers to and from the unit, or other facilities.

* Serve as the unit's communication person, answering phone calls, taking and relaying messages.

* Answer questions of visitors, physicians, or other departments in person or by phone.

* Greet and assist visitors and family members.

* Provide routine information regarding hospital and unit procedures.

* Initiate, maintain, and update patient charts, inserting appropriate forms, department reports, consults, etc.

* Rearrange order of charts for medical records when patient is discharged.

* Ensure that charts for transfer patients are copied prior to transfer to other facilities.

* Complete appropriate requisitions and/or charge slips, and obtaining proper approvals.

* Access patient data for nursing and medical staff as needed.

* Maintains work area on nursing unit in a neat and orderly condition.

* Assists with orientation of new associates to the functioning of the nursing station.

* Performs other duties as required or directed.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
New
2d ago

Unit Secretary

Medstar Research Institute
Washington, DC
GENERAL SUMMARY Performs a variety of clerical support activities for a nursing unit.## Ensures the timely, efficient, and organized flow of operations for the assigned nursing station/area. Incumbents in this position may perform all, or a combination of the duties described depending upon their assigned work area and the specific needs of the department. MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION# High school degree or GED diploma is required.# May require up to l year of technical or other specialized training such as the unit secretary training program at WHC.# Requires the ability to read and write; and knowledge of grammar, and arithmetic including fractions and decimals.# May require the use of standard office/medical equipment (i.e., typewriter, personal computer, data terminal, on-line printer, calculator, telephone, facsimile, copier, sterilizing equipment, blood pressure cuff, or tables); the preparation, comparison or checking of reports, records and related data; and basic use of formulas, charts, tables, drawings and knowledge of their application.
* Performs a variety of clerical support and secretarial duties for a nursing unit. Ensures the timely, efficient, and organized flow of operations for the assigned nursing station/area.
New
6d ago

Unit Secretary

Howard University Hospital
Washington, DC
With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nations only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.

Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Unit Secretary who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence.
The Unit Secretary:

Coordinates communication on the unit (processing new admission to the unit, responds to inquiries from other departments, responding to physician requests, etc.). Communicates all relevant information to the patient and appropriate health care team members. Interacts with physicians and other staff members for timely flow of information.
Prepares maintains and produces patient records for hospital billing, patient communications, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, surgery, and other patient care needs from admission through discharge.
Answers the telephone and intercom system in a timely, pleasant and courteous manner. Directs callers; accepts, records, and delivers messages; makes calls to all other departments, as required and/or directed; receives and directs visitors, patients, and staff; monitors and controls the flow of traffic. Responds promptly to call lights and notifies patient care staff of patient care needs.
Prepares notice of patient's discharge to inform the business office. Requests and performs transportation services including supplies, specimens, and patients in wheelchairs on demand.
Receives dietary requests and timely transmit requests to o Dietary before the cut-off time for next meal.
Maintains adequate stock of supplies and functioning equipment and confirms availability of required unit-based equipment, to include utilizing applicable hospital information system.
Use of Teletracking system for various Hospital operations and staff activities. Calls in special teams as requested.
Conducts rounds at the beginning and end of every shift and as directed to ensure room readiness, accuracy of the patient census, patient identification, and bed identification. Reconciles unit-level patient census in accordance with hospital policy and procedures.
Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.

A qualified candidate will possess:

High school graduate or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.)
One year of secretarial experience preferred.
Knowledge of Medical Terminology.
Current American Heart Association BLS Certificate
Basic computer skills

At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:

Work-life balance
Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, sick leave, and 403B retirement plan)

COVID-19 Vaccination

Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location.

Must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift (supplies), stoop, bend, pull, push, reach, write, type (finger dexterity), file, speak, hear, see, interpret and organize for extended periods of time.
41d ago

Unit Secretary - 4B - Telemetry - FT - 7a-7p

Frederick Memorial Healthcare System
Frederick, MD
22d ago

Unit Clerk

Doctors Community Hospital
Lanham, MD
20d ago

HEALTH COORDINATOR (LPN) - #1574

National Children's Center
Washington, DC
60d+ ago

Unit Secretary, Cardiac Telemetry

Virginia Hospital Center
Arlington, VA
60d+ ago

Unit Secretary, Dialysis PRN

Virginia Hospital Center
Arlington, VA
60d+ ago

Unit Secretary, Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU)

Virginia Hospital Center
Arlington, VA
60d+ ago

Unit Secretary

Medstar Health
Washington, DC
10d ago

Unit Secretary

Medstar Health
Washington, DC
New
7d ago

Unit Secretary

Medstar Research Institute
Washington, DC
8d ago

Unit Secretary

Medstar Health
Washington, DC
28d ago

Unit Secretary

Medstar Health
Washington, DC
15d ago

Unit Secretary

Medstar Health
Washington, DC
24d ago

Unit Secretary

Medstar Health
Washington, DC
20d ago

Unit Secretary

Medstar Research Institute
Washington, DC
16d ago

Unit Secretary

Medstar Research Institute
Washington, DC
28d ago

Unit Secretary

Medstar Research Institute
Washington, DC
14d ago

Unit Secretary

Medstar Research Institute
Washington, DC
35d ago

Unit Secretary

Medstar Research Institute
Clinton, MD
60d+ ago

Unit Secretary - 3G - Med/Surg - PT - 7a-7p

Frederick Memorial Healthcare System
Frederick, MD
26d ago

Unit Secretary - 3A - Med/Surg - FT - 3p-11p

Frederick Memorial Healthcare System
Frederick, MD
26d ago

Unit Secretary - 3A - Med/Surg - FT - 3p-11p or 7a-3p

Frederick Memorial Healthcare System
Frederick, MD
26d ago

Unit Coordinator - PRN

HCA, Hospital Corporation of America
Dulles Town Center, VA
9d ago

Unit Coordinator - PRN

HCA
Dulles Town Center, VA
8d ago

Receptionist/Secretary-PRN

Trinity Health
Silver Spring, MD
9d ago

Secretary Receptionist

Fresenius Medical Care
Bethesda, MD
23d ago

Secretary Receptionist

Fresenius Medical Care North America
Bethesda, MD
22d ago

Receptionist/Secretary-PRN

Trinity Health Corporation
Silver Spring, MD
60d+ ago

Emergency Psychiatric Treatment Unit Coordinator, Full Time, Shady Grove Medical Center

Adventist Healthcare
Rockville, MD
New
7d ago

Unit Coordinator (RN)

Regency Care of Arlington
Arlington, VA
22d ago

Unit Coordinator RN - Part Time

Sava Senior Care
Silver Spring, MD
36d ago

Average Salary For a Unit Secretary

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for a Unit Secretary is $33,630 per year or $16 per hour. The highest paying Unit Secretary jobs have a salary over $46,000 per year while the lowest paying Unit Secretary jobs pay $24,000 per year

Average Unit Secretary Salary
$33,000 yearly
$16 hourly
Updated October 21, 2021
24000
10 %
33000
Median
46000
90 %

Highest Paying Cities For Unit Secretary

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Los Angeles, CA
$47,505
$22.84
New York, NY
$42,928
$20.64
Rochester, MN
$41,417
$19.91
Las Vegas, NV
$41,190
$19.80
Bridgeport, CT
$39,967
$19.21
Medford, OR
$38,179
$18.36

5 Common Career Paths For a Unit Secretary

Certified Nursing Assistant

A certified nursing assistant generally assists patients in their healthcare needs and medical procedures. They support patients in their daily activities by monitoring patients' temperature and food intake, ensuring the cleanliness of the patient's room, and keeping documentation of patients' conditions for reference of nurses and doctors. A certified nursing assistant should also communicate with patients' families and provide updates as often as needed. It is also important that a nursing assistant is patient and compassionate enough to attend to direct patient needs, which could get demanding or challenging at times.

Medical Assistant

Medical assistants provide support to medical practitioners in both administrative and clerical tasks. They keep and update the patient's medical records, administer medicines under the supervision of a physician, assist during medical examinations, prepare medical samples for laboratory testing, manage the schedule of appointments, and assist the patients with their bills and in filling out needed forms, such as insurance-related documents. Medical assistants should have good communication skills and analytical skills, be organized, and be flexible. They should also have knowledge of how to operate some medical equipment such as x-ray machines.

Office Assistant

Office assistants perform various tasks to ensure that the business runs organized and efficient. An office assistant must possess excellent communication and multi-tasking skills to handle essential duties such as scheduling meetings, monitoring office supplies, storing documents and necessary paperwork, handling customer inquiries and appointments, coordinating in company events, and accomplishing other clerical tasks and administrative support. Office assistants are also required to communicate any observation that would possibly make an impact on the company's performance.

Registered Nurse

The primary responsibilities of a registered nurse involve caring for a variety of patients, from ill and injured to those who are healthy and wanting to stay that way. Nurses have different specialization and work with particular patients, such as newborn babies or those who are suffering from particular medical conditions. They work on different settings which includes hospital, outpatient facility, rehabilitation center, nursing home, dialysis center, home healthcare agency, and other offices. They can administer medications, wound care, and other aids or treatment plan. They also conduct medical tests, interpret the results, and monitor patients' recovery and progress.

Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensed practical nurses are considered leading front liners in the clinic or hospital setting. They assist nurses and doctors in conducting various activities related to sick or injured patients. Licensed practical nurses are primarily expected to provide routine care for patients and assist registered nurses in creating care plans. They maintain and update medical records, prepare patients for medical examinations, help patients dress, bath, or eat, take vital signs, administer and monitor medicine intake, monitor patients and update nurses and doctors on patient status, and assist during medical examinations.

Illustrated Career Paths For a Unit Secretary