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Unit Secretary/Nurse Support Tech Ortho Days Full Time

Hughston Clinic

Hughston Clinic

Administration, Customer Service
Phenix City, AL, USA
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023

Shift: 7:00AM - 7:00PM ET

Position Goal

Under the direction of unit management, the Unit Secretary/Nurse Support Tech (US/NST) performs unit functions appropriate to the position, and in compliance with hospital policies, procedures, and protocols. Functions include managing supplies, answering telephones. Under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN), the Nursing Support Technician (NST) performs patient care, respiratory functions and unit functions appropriate to the position, and in compliance with hospital policies, protocols, and procedures. The NST is expected to anticipate the needs of the patient with the scope of their practice. The NST collects, reports, and documents patient data, and keeps the RN informed of pertinent changes in patient condition. The NST also participates in orientation of new personnel as appropriate.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Unit Secretary will participate in patient care by requesting, charting and recording patient data in a timely fashion according to hospital policy and keeping the RN informed of pertinent data.
  • Unit Secretary transcribes physician orders in an accurate and timely fashion; participates in the patient’s admission, transfer and/or discharge and facilitates rapid notification of Bed Control, Registration and Housekeeping.
  • Completes patient admission, transfer and/or discharge in a timely manner.
  • Assists with unit orientation and continuing education of students and employees as appropriate.
  • Maintains an organized work environment (which may include files, supplies, equipment, etc.) to ensure easy access and physical professional appearance.
  • Maintains optimal inventory supplies in an effort to enhance workflow efficiencies.
  • Provides secretarial support as appropriate which may include data entry, faxing, copying, scheduling, charting, routine, etc.
  • Demonstrates responsibility for own competency/mandatories and annual performance evaluation by maintaining all personal data up-to-date. Meets educational requirements for new equipment, materials, procedures and technology. Prepares for the performance evaluation conference by submitting completed skills list, education attendance documents, and self-evaluation form one month prior to due date.
  • Collects, reports, and documents patient data accurately in a timely fashion according to nursing policy.
  • Performs any ancillary testing including but not limited to: finger sticks and oxygen set-ups.
  • Completes all assigned tasks and communicates to the RN the patient responses to care provided in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Assists with unit orientation and continuing education of students and employees as appropriate.
  • Meets educational requirements for new equipment materials, procedures and technology. Prepares for the performance evaluation conference by submitting completed skills list and education attendance documents one month prior to due date.
  • Makes frequent patient rounds for fluids and toileting and keeps room clean, neat and maintains items within reach. Pays extra attention to patients in high fall risk categories.
  • Understands and follows health standards related to risk management, safety and infection control.

Experience: Medical Experience required. Hospital experience preferred

Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. CNA preferred

Special Qualifications:

Required:

  • Knowledgeable in Medical Terminology preferred.
  • Knowledgeable in the Microsoft office suite (Excel, Word etc.).
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills in person and over the phone.
  • Organizational skills required.
  • Current BLS required.

The Hughston Clinic, The Hughston Foundation, The Hughston Surgical Center, Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics, Hughston Medical, Hughston Orthopaedics Trauma, Hughston Orthopaedics Southeast and Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital participate in E-Verify. This company is an equal opportunity employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.