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University of Rochester SEIU Patient Unit Secretary - 232442 in Rochester, New York

SEIU Patient Unit Secretary Job ID 232442

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 37.5 hours Grade 024 3-1600-Ob/Gyn Nursing/SMH




POSITION SUMMARY:Provides clerical, receptionist and customer service on patient care units while maintaining confidentiality.SUPERVISION AND DIRECTION EXERCISED:None. May orient new Patient Unit Secretaries.MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT USED:Telephone, intercom, pneumatic tube system, copier, addrerssograph machine, computer terminal, shredder and fax machine.TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • Transcription of patient care orders. Schedules tests and procedures with other departments. Completes and processes requisitions for tests, procedures and equipment.

  • Obtains patient care equipment and/or supplies as requested by nurses and/or physicians. Notifies department of equipment that is in need of repair.

  • Participates in patient admissions, discharges and transfers, according to unit requirements. Update patient care forms, e.g. patient census and diet order listing.

  • Greets and receives visitors and staff in a professional manner, giving appropriate directions and guidance. Provides courteous and accurate telephone coverage. Takes and delivers messages. Triages problems to appropriate person or department.

  • Maintains record of patient location when off unit.

  • Communicates and works effectively with other departments on patient, staff and unit related matters. Follows directions of nurses, physicians and other authorized personnel during emergencies.

  • Orders supplies/forms, assures their arrival and restocks appropriately.

  • Maintains clean and orderly work environment.

  • Provides assistance on other units as necessary.

  • Assists with patient transport as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:High school education and 1 year of clerical experience, with demonstrated legible writing and verbal communication skills; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of medical terminology and basic computer skills preferred.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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