Performs secretarial and direct patient care duties for a designated unit. Maintains the medical record,
performs direct patient care for all types of patients.
Accurately documents vital signs, weights, I&O, restraints, specimen collection and all other treatments. (20%)
Transcribes orders in accordance with policies and procedures subject to the approval of a licensed nurse. Asks for clarification when necessary. (30%)
Performs clerical duties related to admission, transfer and discharge, maintenance of patient activities for the records, interdepartmental communications and unit reception. (30%)
Demonstrates effective communication (verbal and written) with patients, families, physicians and other healthcare team members regarding patient care. (20%)
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
High school diploma or GED; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
1-3 years’ patient care experience.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Previous unit secretary experience or graduate of an approved unit secretary program.
Experience as a PCA or EMT.