Cape Cod Hospital Secretary, Unit in Hyannis, Massachusetts

Secretary, Unit


Adult Psychiatry






Per Diem Hours, Rot Days, Occ W/E, Occ Hol.

Job Details:

Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 4,700 employees, and 1,100 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare operates two-acute care hospitals, the Cape's leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility (JML Care Center), an assisted living facility (Heritage at Falmouth), the Cape's only local laboratory service (CCHC Laboratory Services) and numerous health programs. We are currently seeking a dedicated Unit Secretary to join our team at Cape Cod Hospital. PURPOSE OF POSITION Performs receptionist/secretarial duties on Patient Care units and functions as the central communication source in the Nursing Station. MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES 1. Accurately transcribes physicians' orders; completes necessary forms, requisitions and communications necessary to implement orders. (20%) (E) 2. Sustains proficiency in Computerized Nursing Informatics (information systems). (20%) (E) 3. Maintains accurate and complete patient records on assigned nursing units. - Initiates and assembles charts - Initiates and maintains Kardex - Initiates demographics 4. Maintains adequate quantity of forms, materials and supplies on assigned unit. Maintains reference materials such as policy and procedure manuals as requested. (5%) (E). 5. Responds in a professional and courteous manner in all telephone and verbal communications skills with internal and external customers. 6. Maintains harmonious and cooperative relations with fellow employees, medical staff, patients and guests. (10%) (E). 7. Adheres to safety, blood/body fluid policies and procedures. (5%) (E). 8. Maintains patient chart in appropriate functional order as prescribed by hospital policy. (5%) (E). - Files diagnostic and laboratory reports in appropriate chart in a timely manner. 9. Represents hospital in the community and within the hospital by maintaining confidentiality regarding patients and hospital matters and by presenting the hospital in a manner that will best market the services provided. (10%) (E) 10. Performs other work related duties and activities as assigned or requested. QUALIFICATIONS: 1.Ability to read and write and communicate in english and the level of a high school senior. 2.Demonstrated knowledge of computer systems such as MEDITECH Admissions and PCI, or similar computer systems. 3.Keyboarding at 30 words per minute. 4.Successful completion of medical terminology course with a Grade C or better, or successfully pass medical terminology challenge exam with 80% or better. 5.Minimum six (6) months experience in patient registration, admitting, Emergency Center, nurse's aide, medical secretary, medical receptionist, or similar position. Crisis Prevention Intervention Training within 3 months of new position for positions in the In-Patient Psych Unit.

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