HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Unit Secretary / Emergency Services / Per Diem / Varied Hrs as Needed in Terre Haute, Indiana

Terre Haute Regional Hospital

Job Description

Job Title: Unit Secretary

Department: Emergency

Reports to: ER Director/Manager

Position summary: The Unit Secretary is a member of the non-nursing staff who serves a nursing unit as a receptionist and performs various clerical duties. He/she is directly accountable to the Director or the nurse in charge in the absence of the Director

Behavioral characteristics:

• Enthusiastic positive attitude and exercises good judgment Dependable and good attendance.

• Effective communicator, mentally alert, dependable, reliable, conscientious, tactful, flexible, and cooperative

• Possesses integrity, uses good judgment and shows initiative

• Has the ability to function well in stressful situations

• Demonstrates commitment, safety, honesty, integrity and compassion

• Ability to work and communicate with all patients, family members, physicians and employees

• Works with minimal supervision, displaying good judgment, self-motivation, initiative, and organization skills

• Demonstrates behaviors that are relative to the HCA Mission and Values Statement: “We act with absolute honesty, integrity and fairness in the way we conduct our business and the way we live our lives.”

Position responsibilities:

• Handles incoming and outgoing communications on the nursing unit pleasantly, concisely, and accurately

• Acts as a receptionist

• Know existing lines of communication and authority

• Responsible for keeping charts up to date; i.e., lab reports, obtaining new and old records, orders paper supplies weekly, obtains nursing supplies daily

• Works cooperatively with the nursing staff to provide accurate transcription of doctor’s

• Process requisitions and forms to other departments as directed by the Director/Charge Nurse

• Assist in making out records and reports

• Participates actively in in-service education programs concerning the Unit Secretary

• Assist in the coordination of services and supplies for the nursing unit. Maintains adequate inventory control based on appropriate par levels (i.e. maintains appropriate supply on non-charge carts

• Attends unit staff meetings

• Makes appointment for patient services in other departments as requested by nursing staff, may make post-discharge clinic or doctor appointments for patients

• Runs copy completed labs and places in patient’s chart for physician review

• Assist in training others on order entry system

• Performs efficiently with CPOE. Maintains ongoing training and proficiency with CPOE

• Performs other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the department

• Keeps nursing station organized and cleaned

• Hazmat training

• Attend Code of Conduct training course annually

• Demonstrate an understanding of and adherence to HCA’s Code of Conduct

• Demonstrates conduct that is reflective of THRH’s commitment to HCA’s Code of Conduct

• Adheres to the Standards of Behavior for Terre Haute Regional Hospital as per the Customer Relations Policy

Essential educational/licensure, skills and experience:

• High School graduate

• Minimum of one year of healthcare clerical support experience

• Computer literacy & intermediate experience in all Microsoft Office

• Above average communication skills in all forms

• Ability to multi-task with prioritizing and meeting deadlines

• Ability work in a fast paced environment while maintaining composure

• Current BLS certification

Title: Unit Secretary / Emergency Services / Per Diem / Varied Hrs as Needed

Location: Indiana-Terre Haute-Terre Haute Regional Hospital

Requisition ID: 00097-5154