Unit Secretary - Per Diem/PRN
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation | Select Medical
Saddle Brook, NJ
Unit Secretary - Inpatient Hospital
Shift Hours: Varied Hours/As needed
We are currently seeking for an experienced Per Diem, Unit Secretary for our rehab hospital located at Saddle Brook, NJ (BERGEN COUNTY). The work hours are 3pm - 11pm and 7am - 3pm, weekend availability is a must! Come join our team!
Benefits of becoming a Unit Secretary with us:
- 8-hour shifts
- Working with a great nursing team
- Impact on patient care and their quality of life
- Ability to grow and learn new skills
- Gaining health care experience
- A network of over 50K employees nationwide with relocation opportunities
The Unit Secretary organizes clerical functions of the nursing unit, including communication, record keeping, logs, and patient information. Notifies the nursing staff and/or charge nurse in a timely manner of pertinent patient information, including physician orders, laboratory or test results, and communication from other departments.
- Acts as a receptionist for the nursing unit, answering telephone calls, patient lights, and greeting and assisting visitors and staff. Answers questions and/or assists in problem solving or re-directing people to the proper resource.
- Organizes and updates all patient charts including proper forms with proper labels, posting orders for validation by the nurse or charge nurse, assuring proper order of charts, and thinning charts when indicated according to guidelines.
- Assembles new patient charts including proper tagging and identification, forms, stickers, and admission packets for use by clinical staff including nurses and physicians.
- Processes admissions, discharges and transfers, including computer entry and census information under the direction of the nurse.
- Reviews physician order sheets for new orders, initiates the necessary paper work assuring that no order is implemented until it is signed off by a nurse.
- Arranges appointments for patients under the direction of the nurse.
- Maintains supplies in support of the nursing unit including secretarial supplies and forms as well as equipment rentals or other special purchases in collaboration with the charge nurse or the DON.
- Assists with patient call lights, patient transportation, and patient care needs when needed and in accordance with their training and skill.
- Makes copies and performs any clerical support activities to assure efficiency and provide support to the clinical staff.
- Cross-trained and serves as a back up for Admission Coordinator when needed.
- Performs other duties as requested.
- A minimum of 1 year clerical experience preferred in a medical setting required.
- Proficient computer skills.
- High School Graduate or equivalent.
Select Medical’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals provide advanced treatment and comprehensive care to best address the medical, physical, emotional and vocational challenges for individuals with:
- Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Neurological Disorders
- Orthopedic Conditions
- Multiple Traumas
**Select Medical is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.
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