Full Job Description
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis—caring for the whole person—MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.
MedStar Georgetown’s centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet® nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown’s healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership.
General Summary of Position:
The incumbent in this position performs secretarial, clerical and receptionist support duties necessary for the operations of a patient care unit. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.
High School graduate or the equivalent (GED).
Completion of a Unit Secretary Training Program or equivalent in experience.
One-year experience as a unit secretary preferred.
Experience in an acute care facility desirable.
Familiarity with basic medical terminology preferred.
Ability to set priorities and organize many functions at the same time for an entire unit.
Flexibility and calmness required in order to perform a variety of functions in a setting which may be stressful or change unexpectedly due to a patient's condition.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Must have effective communication and interpersonal skills to relate to patients with varying degrees of illness, staff and visitors.
Must have the desire to function as a member of a healthcare team.
Ability to learn and use basic automated systems for inventory, transmission of information and record keeping.