Serves as communication center for nursing unit. Responsible for the completion of work in all areas of business pertaining to the functioning and operation of the nursing unit. This includes facilitating communication for the unit, processing of patient medical records, transcribing of physician orders, data entry and retrieval via utilization of various hospital information systems, completion of the departmental reports and log books, organization of the unit work area and support to the operations of patient care services, and maintaining stock level of routine supplies.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent, required. Unit secretary, medical terminology and computer experience preferred. CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: BLS certification strongly encouraged. SKILLS: Excellent communication (verbal, written, listening) skills. Excellent phone etiquette and multi-line telephone skills. Basic computer, typing and data entry skills. Good organization and time management skills. Detail oriented and capability of performing multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to read, speak, and write English fluently. Basic Experience operating facsimile and duplicating equipment preferred. EXPERIENCE: One year in a clerical role. NATURE OF SUPERVISION: -Responsible to: Manager, Nursing Unit ENVIRONMENT: - Bloodborne pathogens B May work irregular hours. Multiple simultaneous activities around maintenance of desk and clerical duties in nursing unit. Exposure to infectious diseases. May perform prolonged work at computer station. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to write neatly and legibly and spell correctly. Most work is done in a sitting position over long periods of time with hands and arms slightly raised. Regular changes of position from sitting, standing, walking. Must be able to carry up to 15 lbs. and transport by wheelchair patients weighing 200 lbs. Must be able to listen to multiple conversations around working area while performing other tasks. Utilizes available tools to prevent worker injuries.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.