Unit Secretary PRN in Austin, Texas, United States
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St. David's North Austin Medical Center

Unit Secretary PRN

Austin, TX, United States
PRN/Per Diem • PRN Status/As Needed Schedule
Admitting Registration Clerical and Scheduling   Job ID: 4610
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Do you have the career opportunities as a Unit Secretary you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, a facility that is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.
 
At St. David’s North Austin Medical Center we want to ensure your needs are met. We offer a variety of comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans along with some unique benefits including:
  • Student Loan Repayment
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • 401k (100% annual match – 3%-9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Identity Theft Protection discounts
  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Unit Secretary like you to be a part of our team.
 
As a Unit Secretary, you will be responsible for secretarial functions in the appropriate department. You will interact with patients, visitors, physicians, office staff, and hospital personnel in a professional manner. You will communicate patient information, enter patient orders, prioritize the flow of patient information, and act as a centralized communication facilitator for patient care areas.
  • You will answer phones, route calls, and take messages
  • You will maintain unit-based logs on patients for admissions, transfers, and discharges
  • You will be responsible for ordering and maintaining unit supplies, forms, and handouts
  • You will keep health information management files and forms organized and orderly
  • You will obtain equipment needed by nurses
  • You will input patient charges into the computer for all designated chargeable services provided on the unit
  • You will be responsible for printing patient discharge instructions, relaying discharge and transfer information to the appropriate personnel, discharging patients from the system upon their exit from the unit, and notifying housekeeping of rooms to be cleaned after patient discharge
  • You will enter all physician orders, notify nurses of new electronic patient orders, and identify and report order policy violations
  • You will prepare new patient charts, maintain chart organization with required forms, and organize charts for transfer and discharged patients
  • You will assist, guide, and direct patients, visitors, nurses, and physicians
  • You will answer call lights, instruct transporters regarding the patient transportation log, and assist with sending specimens to the lab as needed
  • You will act as a resource for office equipment including computers, printers, fax machines, telephones, and paging systems
St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, which is part of St. David’s HealthCare, is a 425-bed multi-specialty, acute care facility dedicated to the highest level of women’s health services, including maternity and newborn care with Level I, II and III nurseries at the adjacent St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas. The facility also features a 24-hour emergency department, the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery, the Bariatric Center, Heart and Vascular Center, neurology and neurosurgery, a kidney transplant program, inpatient and outpatient surgery and acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, among many others. St. David’s North Austin Medical Center is also home to St. David’s Children’s Hospital. St. David’s Surgical Hospital, which opened in October 2016, is a campus of St. David’s North Austin Medical Center.
 
HCA Healthcare has been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.
 
If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Unit Secretary opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!
 
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Experience
  • Previous clerical experience in the hospital field and knowledge of medical terminology - preferred
  • Computer skills - preferred
Education
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • College courses in a health related field – preferred

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