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Unit Assistant- Emergency Room- Perth Amboy-F/T Evenings

  • Requisition # 2023-135610
  • ShiftEvening
  • StatusFull Time with Benefits


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.


Responsible for efficient communication and activities related to the transcription and processing of physicians orders, maintenance of the medical record of the chart and receptionist functions. Key functions of communication include written, computer, telephone, verbal and fax transmission. Performs patient/customer relation and receptionist roles in manner consistent with Raritan Bay Medical Centers Pride in Caring program.

  •  Performs accurately the transcription of physician orders and entry into the computer with RN validation. 
  • Responsible for efficient communication, receptionist role and customer service activities related to clerical aspect of the nursing unit. 
  • Assists RN, interdisciplinary team members and physicians by getting their charts, obtaining data, information or provide assistance as requested during shift.  Responsible for efficient notifications and processes required for patient placement through-put, transfers and discharges.
  • Uses organizational skills to prepare, compile, and maintain accurate and complete charts.  Operates Omnicell and computer system efficiently for order entries, inquiries and charges. Maintains a safe environment of care that promotes patient and personal well-being. 
  • Promptly makes appointments for patient services and/or tests with RBMC, at JSYOPC, in other facilities, completes necessary forms as requested.  Maintains chart in proper sequence, files reports and records after review by nurse in charge during shift. 
  • Coordinates coverage of all nursing units with other unit assistants on duty to provide two tours to each assigned unit after midnight and 4 a.m. Demonstrates ability to utilize unit assistant skills on all nursing units of the medical center.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • High School diploma, general equivalency diploma (GED), and/or GED equivalent programs.
  • Successful completion of unit assistant course and/or training program, including medical terminology and computer skills

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Previous clerical experience and medical terminology preferred.
  • Computer skills and exposure to health care setting preferred.
  • Sitting at computer work station; standing, walking; minimal pushing, pulling, lifting, and multi-tasking.


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US News & World Report 2023

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Becker’s Hospital Review 2022

- Top Places to Work in Healthcare


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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