Act - Unit Secretary - Forensic

Tri-City Medical Center Oceanside , CA 92049

Posted 3 months ago

Overview

SPLIT POSITION: ACT/UNIT SECRETARY

Position Summary ACT:

An Advanced Care Technician work under the direction of a Registered Nurse, provides basic patient care and comfort measures for assigned patients. These duties are not to exclude other duties that may be assigned. Provides care for infant (0-1 year of age), emergency pediatric (1-13 years of age), and adult (14 years of age and older) populations.

Position Summary UNIT SECRETARY: Performs primary clerical and other duties as assigned under the direction of the RN on the nursing units.

Major Position Responsibilities ACT:

  • Provides comfort measures to patients.

  • Provides assistance with patient's daily needs.

  • Assists patients with meals as needed.

  • Records and reports observations to immediate supervisor, including temperature, pulse, weight, and daily input and output.

  • Cleans and prepares medical equipment. Reports condition of equipment.

  • Assists in transporting patients, as necessary.

  • Formula preparation (NICU Department)

Major Position Responsibilities UNIT SECRETARY:

  • Transcription of orders and order entry.

  • Facilitation of unit communication including telephone and answering patient call lights.

  • Maintenance of unit supplies.

Qualifications ACT: ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, & EXPERIENCE

  • ACT: 3-6 months previous experience in an acute care facility, preferred.

Qualifications UNIT SECRETARY: ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, & EXPERIENCE

  • Previous clerical experience required (at least one (1) year of healthcare and/or hospital unit secretary preferred)
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and charting abbreviations preferred

Safety and Infection Control Responsibilities

Responsible to maintain a safe and clean work environment, including unit based specific safety and infection control requirements

Education ACT/UNIT SECRETARY:

  • High School Diploma or GED, required.

Certification ACT:

  • Current BLS certification required

  • One or more of the following is required:

  • Current California Certified Nurse Assistant Certification, (effective 4-13-2010), or

  • Current California Licensed Vocational Nurse, or

  • Corpsman (military), or

  • Nursing student that has completed the fundamentals of nursing including initial assessment and taking vitals.

Certifications UNIT SECRETARY:

  • Certificate from recognized Unit Secretary course desirable.

Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment background checks before starting work.


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Act - Unit Secretary - Forensic

Tri-City Medical Center