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Flagler Hospital

Unit Secretary - 1north/Clinical decisions Unit, FT nights
Job#: 181174
Positions: 1
Posted: 03/06/2013
Job Type: Full Time
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Department: Clinical Decisions Unit
Category: Clerical
Salary: Hourly
Benefits: Full Benefits
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Job Description

Job Description:                                 UNIT SECRETARY


Department:                                         Medical/Surgical


Responsible To:                                   Nurse Director/Head Nurse


Education/Training:                            High school graduate or equivalent.  BLS required.


Experience:                                           Experience as unit secretary preferred.


Physical Requirements:                      Requires stooping, kneeling, reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing, and frequent mental/visual strain.  The ability to work with close supervision and in stressful situations; the ability to handle all situations with emotional stability.


Environmental Conditions:               Primarily works inside (75% of time) but may experience the following

hazards: biological, radiation, and stress.  Occupational exposure Category II.


Occupational Exposure Category: II   Job involves tasks or procedures that have some exposure to blood and potentially infectious materials during the performance of duties. 



  1. Assures that all patient chart identification is correct.
  2. Ensure that patient charts have ample supply of needed forms stamped accurately with patient identification.
  3. Answers intercom, call system and telephone as quickly as possible and accurately relays message.
  4. Initiates calls to physicians as requested.
  5. Enters physician orders in the computer system and enters all orders onto the Kardex.
  6. Relates appropriately to patients and visitors based on their age group and physical barriers.  Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to assist with the care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patient served.
  7. Requests, obtains and charges for supplies and equipment.
  8. Interprets hospital policies to visitors or staff greeting visitors and answering phones.
  9. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, and religious/spiritual needs of patient and family.
  10. Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Director.


The above statements reflect the responsibilities considered essential to the job as identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements inherent in the job.


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