Unit Secretary/nursing Tech - 7d - Days - #604222
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Date: 11/25/2021 22:00 PM
City: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Contract type: Full Time
Work schedule: Full Day
Job Description Type of Opportunity: Full Time FTE: 0.900000 Exempt: No Work Schedule: 12 Hour Days
Summary:Performs secretarial/clerical duties while acting as a communication center for the nursing unit. Performs specific patient care procedures (such as bedside testing) under the direction of a licensed Nurse and / or performs specific support-procedures for the operation of a Nursing or Clinical Department. Operates patient monitoring systems
Responsibilities:Courteously greets and directs customers. Promotes/facilitates accurate and timely unit communication. Keeps locator boards currentAnswers telephones and efficiently processes information, including accurately transcribing physicians ordersCommunicates and processes necessary paperwork/information for patient admissions, transfers and discharges. Responsible for Medical Record being complete and in order at dischargeMaintains correct census and bed status report. Assembles patients charts and organizes them daily by filing pertinent reports and adding blank forms as neededMaintains and accounts for office supplies for the unit. Assists in maintaining nursing units cleanliness and orderlinessTechnician Duties: Monitors, collects and records information in the patient record. Collects and records vital signs, weights, and other patient data. Transports patients and documents action in patient recordParticipates in the nutritional well being of patients through tray delivery, assistance with patient set-up and feeding. Accurately records input and outputAssists with activities of daily living such as personal hygiene (shaving, mouth care, foot care, pericare and bathing), positioning and ambulationCommunicates information pertinent to the end of shift summation before leaving the unitRounds on patients and families frequently to assess and address personal needs, concerns or comfort related issues. Reports information to responsible nurse for resolution when necessaryInserts and removes gastric and urethral tubes. Performs enemas and disimpactions. Removes peripheral, intravenous therapy lines. Performs phlebotomy on certain units after specific trainingOperates patient monitoring systems specific to unit needs (such as, cardiac and fetal heart monitoring). Performs bedside testing such as Oximetry, ECG, Glucometery, urinalysis and other testsPerforms wound care and dressing changes. Removes staples and sutures. Assists nurses and physicians with sterile procedures. Assist with application and removal of restraints under the direction of an RNApplies oxygen delivery devices as ordered without altering settings or determining rates. Assists patients with portable or wall oxygen, and assures proper storage of E cylindersDocuments all care provided in the appropriate place in the patient record. Assembles patient charts. Posts laboratory and other results in patient chart. Uses the computerized documentation system at the skill level commensurate with the responsibilities included in this descriptionDelivers specimens to Laboratory, Microbiology and Pathology. Transports x-rays, blood products and equipmentInsures cleanliness of nutrition areas and general unit. Cleans and stores equipment. Empties trash, linen bags and sharps containers. Stocks medical supplies, linens and paper goods. Inventories equipment as required. Processes broken equipment as directed. Maintains equipment logs as requiredPerforms other functions as required.
Other information:Six months medical clinical experience OR completion of Unit Secretary course OR completion of self study module required. Completes a basic clinical skills lab and Nursing Assistant training course. Must successfully complete competency verification before starting on assigned unit. Education:Essential:* High School Diploma or GED
Competencies and skills:Nonessential: SKILL-Ability to effectively interact with customers to understand their needs and explain data SKILL-Microsoft Office Planning and coordinating organizational change Anticipating & Addressing Customer Needs Educating Employees, Customers & Transferring Knowledge Functioning as an Effective Contingent Member Acquiring & Applying Superior Skills to achieve Quality Outcomes Functioning as an Effective Team Member SKILL-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in person and via telephone with members, employer groups, brokers, physicians, and physician office staff using strong dialogue and customer service competencies. SKILL-Written communication
Benefits Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:
- Competitive salaries
- Full medical, dental and vision insurance
- Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
- Free wellness programs
- Paid time off (PTO)
- Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
- Continuing education and career development opportunities
- Life insurance and short/long term disability programs
About Us Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.
Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans. We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come. About New Mexico New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great. Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC. New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west. AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.