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Unit Secretary, PRN

Encompass Health

This is a Full-time position in Lexington, KY posted June 6, 2021.

The Unit Secretary is responsible for:
– Supporting the functions of the nursing unit by performing primarily clerical duties.

– Serving as a resource for patients, families, physicians, staff and visitors who may approach the nursing station.

– Coordinating the flow of the unit to enhance the delivery of safe, quality patient care.
Job Code: 100228
License or Certification:
– CPR Preferred Education, Training and Years of Experience:
– One year experience in an inpatient setting functioning as a unit secretary preferred.

– Student in active healthcare program such as nursing preferred
– Alternate experiences in reading and transcription of medical orders preferred.

– Completion of Medical Terminology course preferred.

Machines, Equipment Used:
– General office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer.

Physical Requirements:
– Good visual acuity and ability to communicate.

– Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds and ability push/pull a minimum of 30 pounds, which includes the lifting, pushing and/or pulling of medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients.

Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken this exceeds these minimum requirements.

– Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking.

– Ability to reach, stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch are required for patient care functions and in setting up and monitoring equipment Skills and Abilities:
– Ability to speak, read, write, and communicate effectively.

– Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner.

– Ability to work independently without supervision.

Environmental Conditions:
– Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment.

Occasional outdoor exposure.

– Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required.

– Handicapped accessible.

– May work under stressful circumstances at times.

Proficiency or Productivity Standards:
– Meets established attendance standards.

– Adheres to hospital/department dress code including wearing ID badge.

– May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines.

– May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts.

– Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e., before, during or after a disaster.

– May be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives.

– May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Address: 2050 Versailles Road, Lexington 40504
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: PRN / Pool / As Needed
Job ID: 2119262