Under the supervision of the Department Director, Assistant Director and/or Charge Nurse competently performs department secretarial tasks as well as various supportive duties.
Essential Duties for Secretary I:
- Provides normal clerical support as needed to support unit functions such as typing, filing, faxing and ordering of department supplies
- Assembles/maintains medical records according to hospital/unit practice
- Processes patient paperwork and may verify patient charges
- Transcribes physician orders accurately
- High degree of involvement with patients and family members
- Transports patients when required
- Performs errands when assigned to facilitate unit work flow; i.e. transports specimens to lab, acts as messenger to various departments, etc.
- Answers telephones in a courteous manner and directs calls appropriately
- Assist in maintenance of safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients
- May assist in completion of unit support record keeping, department reports and/or statistical sheets and department meeting minutes
- May be required to maintain department specific certifications
- Maintains department inventories
- Operates technical equipment safely and appropriately
- Orders supply requisitions for a variety of hospital services
- Participates actively in the orientation and training of new staff as assigned.
- Demonstrates knowledge regarding special needs and behaviors of age specific groups
- Participates in age specific educational and training programs
- Demonstrates proficiency in required age specific competencies.
Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of office practices and procedures normally acquired through six (6) months experience and completion of high school studies in secretarial skills desirable
- Ability to type 20-30 wpm
Required Licenses, Certifications and/or Experience:
- CPR Certification - as required by area of care
- Annual Restraint Certification - as required by area of care
- Annual Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certification - as required by area of care
- Working knowledge of basic medical terminology or ability to successfully complete studies in medical terminology within six (6) months of employment.
- Work often performed under demanding, emotional, and physical conditions.
- Accepts additional workload during times of unexpected circumstances (e.g., high activity, high census; and sudden emergencies).
Antelope Valley Hospital, founded in 1955, is a 420-bed acute care facility. We are a not-for-profit, district owned hospital, and a vital part of the Antelope Valley. We are a place where people can find high quality healthcare in a friendly and supportive environment. As health care technology has advanced, and the community has grown, Antelope Valley Hospital has evolved into the premiere health care organization that sets the standard for quality care in northern Los Angeles County.
The Antelope Valley, which has a growing population of over 400,000, is located approximately one hour north of Downtown Los Angeles. It is one of the few areas in Southern California where you’ll find clean air, affordable housing, and a small town atmosphere, which is free of traffic congestion, full of sunny skies and beautiful mountain views. It’s no wonder why we’ve become such an appealing community to call home.
AVH offers an exciting growth oriented atmosphere, excellent benefits, numerous educational opportunities and competitive salaries. EOE