The Nursing Unit Secretary is responsible for performing clerical duties as indicated by the responsibilities outlined in this job description under direct supervision of the unit charge nurse. The associate is competent to provide clerical support to nursing staff, physicians and other members of the healthcare team. The associate is responsible for monitoring the nurses' station ensuring a healing environment for patients and their family members. The associate must also promote a healthy work environment for staff. The Unit Secretary must be flexible, efficient and accurate in carrying out the role. The Unit secretary is trained in the delivery of age appropriate care by hospital policy. He or she performs assigned tasks in accordance with the hospital's philosophy, values, standards, policies and procedures
Provides clerical support for assigned nursing unit, including transcribing physicians' orders; scheduling diagnostic tests and therapies for patients; assembling and maintaining patients' charts; answering telephone and intercom calls; providing routine, approved information; maintaining supply levels for unit; and reporting unit needs to other departments such as Housekeeping and Maintenance.
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.