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Unit Secretary / Float Staffing

Company: Ascension
Location: Rochester
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Unit Secretary


Float Staffing 


Full Time / Day / 36 hrs


Ascension Providence Rochester


What You Will Do:

Understand and apply Ascension's mission statement by assisting in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating the activities occurring in the nursing station by performing clerical and receptionist duties and maintaining the physical environment of the area.

  • Essential Functions
    • Transcribe and transmit doctor’s orders and confers with registered nurse regarding scheduling patient’s activities and tests.
    • Perform clerical functions within the unit clerk sphere of responsibility by communication with other members of the health care team.
    • Courteously answer telephone and intercom, take messages, and communicate messages to the appropriate person.
    • Document and maintain records and charts.
    • Perform clerical duties related to the admission and discharge of patients.
    • Order supplies and equipment in appropriate amounts, receives and stores items in proper area.
    • Compile new charts’, maintain current charts, and enter patient information on the charts and Kardex, utilizing computer as needed.
    • Assist in orientation of new staff to clerical duties of the unit.
    • Daily clerical duties for the assigned nursing unit shall be completed per policy.
  • Non-Essential Functions
    • Attend educational programs and complete mandatory education requirements.
    • Utilize excellent communication skills when interacting with patients, visitors, physicians, and Ascension associates in compliance with guest relations’ guidelines.
    • Must be able to wear any personal protective equipment (PPE) required for complying with Standard Precautions. (OSHA)
    • Under direction of charge nurse, assist with obtaining additional staffing in units with “closed staffing.”
    • This position shall have access to and disclose personal health information only when reasonably necessary to perform the designated job related responsibilities. Disclosure and/or use of personal health information for any purpose other than as reasonably necessary for designated job responsibilities is prohibited.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
    • This position requires the ability to identify age related differences within the persons served and the adjustment of treatment style and expectations as appropriate, including adjustments based on the person’s served cognitive function and learning ability. This will include taking into account their religious and cultural needs and preferences.
What You Will Need:


  • High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent required.
Additional Preferences:

No additional preferences.

Why Join Our Team:

Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension Providence Rochester is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Keywords: Ascension, Detroit , Unit Secretary / Float Staffing, Other , Rochester, Michigan

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