Er/Clinical Secretary

University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center Altoona , PA 16602

Posted 2 weeks ago



UPMC Altoona is looking for a full time ER/Clinical Secretary.

The ER/Clinical Secretary functions as an Emergency Department team member by working with the nursing staff indirect and indirect nursing care of the patient. This includes but not limited to clerical duties, computer use, stocking, ordering of supplies, cleaning, data collection, patient transportation and public relations.

This is an AFSCME position posted on April 10th, 2019.


  • Assist Patient Care when asked with : Transporting patients to CT. Assists in and out of bed to bathroom. Assists with food trays and patient/family needs. Assists on/off bedpans. Holding patient for treatments. Answers call bells. Assist with any other request.

  • Assists in the orientation of all new Emergency Department staff: nursing, trauma assistants, and secretaries.

  • Consultations - notifies consults, documents time notified, monitors return calls for re-notification and for documentation.

  • Demonstrates flexibility in response to increase of patient flow and emergency conditions and sets appropriate priorities.

  • Department Orders

  • Responsible for clerical and clinical supplies ordering and stocking.
  • EKG - places orders, charges all EKG's. Reviews all EKG's for name. If no name, must review all EKG's to assure and clarify name.
  • EMS Radio
  • Responsible for assuring command sheets are on chart with correct name and information. Answers radio when available.
  • EMS Room
  • Responsible for stocking EMS pyxis, linen removal and dietary needs
  • Knowledge of Code Grey Protocol and activation

  • Laboratory

  • Labels print in ER. Assures blood work is completed with labels gone. Transporting specimens. Verify cath vs. clear void specimen. Abnormal results to physician immediately.
  • Old Chart/Films
  • Need to assure records, films to floor; if not sent, transport of these things to floor.
  • Places orders through Ibex documentation system. Answers telephone professionally and appropriate
  • 3 lines that override
  • Radiology
  • Assures BUN/Creat are drawn or patient older than 65 years old that IV contrast may be needed. Call results to CT prior to scan. ID allergies when placing orders. Abnormal results to physician
  • Trauma
  • Responsible for trauma paging system and troubleshooting. Responsible for consulting physicians during traumas. Responsible for triaging patient into Ibex before documentation and orders can be completed. Notify air/ground transportation. Responsible for completing trauma response record


  • Education and Formal Training Required: Must be graduate from a medical secretarial program, medical assistant program, two year active EMS experience as EMT or EMT/P, or equivalent experience.

  • Experience Required: None

  • Specific abilities: 1.Adapt to constant change inherent in healthcare. 2.Maintain good working relationships with the Medical Staff, Administration and other departmental personnel who are involved in the care of patients.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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