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Nursing Unit Secretary - Emergency Room - Per Diem Evening

JFK MEDICAL CENTER Edison, New Jersey
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  • Requisition # 2024-146742
  • ShiftEvening
  • StatusPer Diem

Overview

Our team members are the heart of what makes us better. At Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives — and we help one another to succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how we support one another and how we show up for our community. Together, we keep getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive change.

Responsibilities

A day in the life of a Nursing Unit Secretary at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Performs a variety of administrative tasks to support the daily work flow of the nursing unit as directed and advised by the Registered Nurse in Charge.
  • Acts as a liaison in receiving patients, visitors and hospital 
  • Manages the unit's communication systems to address needs of patients, families, doctors, and nursing staff. (answers phones, call-bells, Careboard).
  • Ensures adequate maintenance of supplies and equipment to support the needs of patients and the functionality of nursing units.
  • Attends NUS meetings and unit-based staff meetings. Supports nursing staff as needed
  • Prepares, compiles, and maintains the patient's medical record including chart Ensures accurate labeling and filing of information using appropriate patient identifiers.
  • Enters physicians' orders into computerized order entry 
  • Prepares discharge and/or transfer 
  • Assists physicians in retrieving records and automated diagnostic 
  • Maintains timely Patient Horizon Scheduler (PHS).
  • Assists the Nurse Manager with preparing unit-based documents such as meeting minutes, memos, etc. Assists with performing other unit based clerical duties.
  • Participates in daily rounds to ensure patient safety and promotion of a positive patient and family 
  • Performs environmental rounds to ensure a safe and risk-free environment with follow up on identified issues to completion.
  • Takes necessary steps to reduce risks and reports all environmental and safety hazards to the registered nurse or charge nurse. Assists when necessary in emergency situations.
  • Attends unit specific staff meetings to keep abreast of changes in the department and medical 
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned
  • Adheres to HMH’s Organizational and Managerial competencies and standards of HMH
  • Lifts a minimum of 5 , pushes and pulls a minimum of 5 lbs. and stands a minimum of 1 hours a day.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma, general equivalency diploma (GED), and/or GED equivalent required
  • Computer proficiency required
  • 1-2 years prior experience as a secretary in an acute care setting is preferred
  •  Interpersonal skills and functional competencies preferred

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

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Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) is a Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Facility

As a courtesy to assist you in your job search, we would like to send your resume to other areas of our Hackensack Meridian Health network who may have current openings that fit your skills and experience.

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At Hackensack Meridian Health, we help our patients live better, healthier lives – and we help one another succeed. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how our team members support one another and how we show up for our community. Together, we’re ready to transform health care and advance our mission to serve as a leader of positive change.

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