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Nebraska Methodist Health System Unit Secretary in Council Bluffs, Iowa

  • Purpose of Job

  • To effectively provide support to the Unit Director and Staff.

  • Job Requirements

  • Education

  • High school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) or equivalent required

  • Experience

  • 6-12 months office experience.

  • License/Certifications

  • N/A

  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Provide quality customer service

  • Multi-line phone system

  • Data entry

  • Keyboarding

  • Microsoft Office products

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Work with interruptions

  • Physical Requirements

  • Weight Demands

  • Medium Light Work - Exerting up to 35 pounds of force.

  • Physical Activity

  • Not necessary for the position (0%):

  • Climbing

  • Crawling

  • Kneeling

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):

  • Balancing

  • Crouching

  • Distinguish colors

  • Lifting

  • Pulling/Pushing

  • Standing

  • Stooping/bending

  • Twisting

  • Walking

  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):

  • Carrying

  • Fingering/Touching

  • Grasping

  • Keyboarding/typing

  • Reaching

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Sitting

  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):

  • Hearing

  • Seeing/visual

  • Speaking/talking

  • Job Hazards

  • Not Related:

  • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)

  • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)

  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)

  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

  • Explosives (pressurized gas)

  • Electrical Shock/Static

  • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)

  • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)

  • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations

  • Note: Safety Officer can assist with identification of job hazards.

  • Essential Job Functions

  • Essential Functions I

  • Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers, and co-workers.

  • Greets smiles, and makes eye contact.

  • Introduces self by name.

  • Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.

  • Addresses patients and others by surname.

  • Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.

  • Demonstrates good communication style and interpersonal communication skills with patients/families.

  • Acts as receptionist for the department. Handles incoming and outgoing information in person and by telephone.

  • Always demonstrates proper office communication etiquette.

  • Takes reports from other departments without error.

  • Reports vital information to the appropriate nurse immediately.

  • Obtains information for physicians and telephones stat physician orders immediately upon awareness of the order.

  • Assists with maintenance and orderliness in the patient care areas.

  • Keeps the work environment at the nurses' station neat and orderly.

  • File drawers are labeled, orderly, and stocked.

  • Completes other cleaning tasks as assigned, empties trash confidential bins.

  • Maintains cleanliness for computers and countertops.

  • Checks and fills printers with paper.

  • Assists with patient admissions.

  • Assures room is ready and delivers the patient folder and patient labels to the assigned room.

  • Escorts or assists with transport of patient to the correct room, verifies that the patient identification bracelet is correct and/or applies the bracelet.

  • Notifies assigned nurse of patient's arrival.

  • Obtains patient signatures on selected patient care forms.

  • Obtains patient's signature on the “Consent to Treat” and the “Medicare Message” forms.

  • Assists with meeting patient care needs.

  • Completes inventory of supplies and materials.

  • Checks supply inventory and orders supplies according to par levels.

  • Monitors supplies for outdates and disposes of outdated material correctly.

  • Clerical Support

  • Label and scan documents into the electronic health record.

  • Assures that requests for facsimile copies are completed.

  • Provides phone communication with selected department or agencies.

  • Assist with communication to physician offices for consults.

  • Calls correct physician or physician office to convey the order for a patient consult, provides appointment verification, and does data retrieval.

  • Documents completion of these tasks.

  • Maintains patient lists and correct status in Bedboard.

  • Enters pending discharges and transfers in the Bedboard system.

  • Completes dismissed patient entry in a timely manner when patient has left the unit.

  • Places selected rooms on hold as directed by Charge RN or Unit Director.

  • Essential Functions II

  • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

  • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Service and company policies/procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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