Responsible for performing general secretarial and clerical duties in patient care areas. Interacts with patients, families and physicians on a daily basis. Responsible for the transcription of physician orders. Assists the nursing staff in coordinating the activity of the unit. Oversees the orderliness of the nurse’s desk areas and orders forms and other clerical supplies. May be needed to work beyond the regular tour of duty or in another patient care unit as assigned by department head or nursing supervisor.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (including required licenses/certifications, education and job knowledge/experience):
Completion of an approved program for unit secretaries, or equivalent experience
Strong computer and typing skills, working knowledge of medical terminology and legible handwriting
Effective oral and written communication skills in the English language
Visual and hearing senses must be adequate to assess/detect changes in human physiological condition
Ability to perform effectively in fast-paced, stressful environment.