Unit Secretary in Palatka, Florida, United States
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Putnam Community Medical Center

Unit Secretary

Palatka, FL, United States
Full-time • Days (rotating weekends)
Admitting Registration Clerical and Scheduling   Job ID: 26760-2406
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SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)
SCHEDULE: Full-time

Putnam Community Medical Center, a 99-bed, acute care facility, located at 611 Zeagler Dr, in Palatka, provides the latest technology with the assurance of highly trained, caring professionals to the residents of Putnam County. The hospital serves North Central Florida with a full complement of quality healthcare services while maintaining cost-effectiveness.


A. Support PCMC’s hallmarks of service excellence and quality for all job responsibilities


B. Acts as the primary secretarial resource for the charge nurse, and team leader for the nursing unit. Assists in ordering supplies and other assigned duties. Directs communication with the nursing unit. Assists in entering patient information in the Order Entry system and other computer terminals on the nursing unit. Is responsible for the smooth operation of all secretarial functions.



A. Consistently deliver the best in customer service and patient care. As a team member, demonstrate respect, dignity, kindness and empathy in each encounter with patients, families, visitors and other

B. Champion PCMC’s mission, vision and values; comply with the policies and procedures, ethical standards and code of conduct set forth by the company

C. Answers nursing station telephone and relays messages to charge nurse and/or other nursing personnel.

D. Notifies charge nurse or triage nurse of all abnormal lab reports for follow up. Reviews all orders and calls to the attention of the nurse all STAT orders. Notifies charge nurse of all ER fax notifications

E. Notifies nurse for nursing orders

F. Assembles the medical record for transfer of patient. Makes all arrangements for transfer of patients to other hospitals, except talking with accepting physician. Makes copies of all relevant documentation, obtains x-rays, etc., and gets the patient ready for transport.

G. Prepares documentation for RN, Physician and supervisor review and/or signature, including COBRA forms

H. Calls consults

I. Notifies other departments of patient orders and coordinates their activities efficiently.

J. Assists Physicians Assists physician in obtaining computer reports and diagnostic results

K. Notifies Infection Control of all reportable diseases

L. Provides general clerical support for the unit such as completing Occurance Report Forms, Keeps lab reports log book up to date , Pulls copies of orders and faxes copies to Pharmacy, Keeps patient flow board updated

M. Assists in the orientation of new nursing personnel as assigned by charge nurse and/or Nursing Director

N. Identifies, sequesters, and informs BioMedical Engineering of any malfunctioning

You are worth more than a paycheck. Our Benefits Raise the Bar:

  • 401(k) with an employer match up to 9%
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, Life, Disability Benefits
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • And much more! 

An EEO/AA Employer M/F/V/D. Tobacco Free Campus



Education: High School graduate or equivalent

Experience: Secretarial experience in a hospital setting preferred.


Certification, and/or


Other Minimum

Qualifications: Must have excellent organizational skills, oral and written skills, the ability to work independently and make decisions and take initiative when needed.  Needs strong clerical and computer skills.  Must possess the ability to follow directions and work well under stress and juggle priorities.   Must be able to handle delicate matters with discretion and to communicate with all levels of employees, physicians, patients and families.  General knowledge of Nursing Unit operation, excellent interpersonal skills, must be self motivated, ability to set priorities, performs well in stress and emergency situations, ensures accuracy & completeness of work performed, follows established procedures performing job functions, demonstrates a thorough knowledge of Unit Coordinator work practices, follows through with assignments and informs Director if unable to complete task, adheres to established hospital and department guidelines & protocols, supports hospital mission, vision and values.


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Full-time • Days (rotating weekends)

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