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Unit Secretary
Purpose: The Unit Secretary performs general clerical duties by preparing, compiling and maintaining records in the patient care unit. Acts as the receptionist for the unit and is responsible for the telephone system. The US works closely with the charge nurse and cooperatively with other nursing personnel for the delivery of high quality patient care.
• Follows the mission, vision and values of Salem Memorial District Hospital
• Works under the supervision of the department director and Charge Nurse
• Proactively recognizes and assists patients/customers throughout the healthcare system, responding to their needs/concerns in a prompt and efficient manner
• Answers telephone courteously and in a professional manner and transfers calls to appropriate personnel
• Adhere to professional standards, follow policies and procedures and abide by federal, state and local requirements
• Performs clerical duties supporting the operations of the patient care team.
• Transcribes physician orders as appropriate and enters them into the EMR
• Notifies appropriate nurse when STAT orders are entered or when coordinating tests and procedures. Communicates new orders to the healthcare team as appropriate
• Orders and maintains supplies for the unit
• Monitors and assures patient safety
• Maintains work area and equipment cleanliness according to department standards
• Attends and participates in departmental meetings, in-services and required training
• Keeps abreast of current trends and knowledge through continuing education
• Other duties as required

Academic, Certifications, & Trade Qualifications
• High School Diploma
• Successful completion of a course in medical terminology preferred
Work Experience, Skills, and Strengths
• Minimum 1 year experience is preferred. SMDH may, at their discretion, choose to perform on-the-job training for this position.
• Able to communicate and work with a wide variety of staff, patients and families
• Team-driven individual who works well with others
• Exhibits valuable time management skills
• Strong critical thinking/problem solving skills
• Basic computer skills
• Flexibility and ability to work in a multi-tasking environment
Physical Requirements
• Must be able to bend, stoop, lift at least 75 pounds, and move intermittently throughout the work day including standing, walking, sitting, lifting, turning, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, reaching
• Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met

Additional Information
Position Type : Pool/PRN/Per Diem
Shift : Other

Contact Information
Salem Memorial District Hospital
35629 Highway 72
Salem, MO 65560
Phone: 573-729-6626

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