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Unit Secretary, Our Lady of Victory, Bourbonnais, IL

SUMMARY:

The Unit Secretary is responsible for accurately and thoroughly performing general receptionist, secretarial and clerical duties on the assigned nursing unit. Demonstrates a welcoming and friendly attitude to all customers including patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians. The Unit Secretary facilitates the smooth, efficient operations of the patient care unit.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Greets and receives visitors. Provides assistance or refers individuals to the appropriate source.
  • Handles all incoming telephone calls while maintaining confidentiality and determining the urgency or nature of the calls. Directs the calls to the appropriate personnel.
  • Performs typing, transcribing, scanning, photocopying, faxing and filing of information for office operations.
  • Promotes a safe environment by addressing call lights in a timely manner and follows through with the appropriate nursing staff to ensure patients needs are met.
  • Identifies and reports deviations from safety. Adheres to guidelines of electrical safety and infection control.
  • This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience

    High School diploma or equivalent required.

    Previous Unit Secretary experience preferred.

    Ability to comprehend medical terminology. Ability to apply medical knowledge procedure and understand and act on technical information from supervisors, charts, reference books, procedural manuals, etc.

    Application submittal is acknowledgement that pre-employment screening will be conducted on all potential hires post-offer. Applicants are entitled to a copy of the background check report and have the right to challenge its accuracy and completeness. If the applicant is covered by the Illinois Health Care Worker Background Check Act, and the applicant s record indicates a conviction, he or she may request a waiver from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

    Business Unit: PLC Senior Services



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