Unit Secretary, AAU C2-500P 0.6 Days (52100)

Stanford Health Care

Palo Alto,CA  

2020-01-20 2020-02-19
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**Unit Secretary, AAU C2-500P 0.6 Days (52100)**



+ Job Type:Part Time

+ FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours:.60/48

+ Shift:Days

+ Hours in Shift:8

+ Location:Palo Alto, CA

+ Req:52100



**Job Description**



Welcome to the revolutionary new Stanford Hospital, opening in Fall 2019. Stanford Health Care (SHC) is no ordinary health system, and our new building is no ordinary hospital. You will be working in one of health care's best equipped, most innovative facilities, with the tools to deliver superb patient care. Five beautiful gardens, walking trails, a meditation room and abundant natural light make this the ideal environment for working and healing. You'll also be joining a renowned academic medical center that's part of Stanford Medicine and the Stanford University family. By combining clinical care, research and teaching, we're working together to harness the resources of one of the world's leading universities with groundbreaking programs—to create breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment. Take this opportunity to work at the peak of your profession.



Future State for 500P New Hospital - AAU C2 - Medicine Unit



Under the direction and supervision of the Patient Care Manager (or designee) the Unit Secretary (US) functions as a member of the patient care team by providing clerical support. The US duties include, but are not limited to, performing assigned receptionist, clerical, environmental, unit maintenance duties and other duties deemed to assist in the provision of non-clinical care on the nursing unit.



Essential Functions:

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.



Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).



Assists with discharge processes by organizing documents per unit standards.



By documenting patient admissions, discharges, transfers, and off unit procedures, contributes to the smooth and effective workflow systems in the unit. Is able to organize and prioritize tasks.



Communicates frequently with the care team (e.g., notifying RNs of electronic STAT patient care orders (LPCH), documenting patient admissions, discharges (LPCH), transfers, and off unit procedures.) Monitors PAL for patients in the unit. Informs the RN of any late tasks or new STAT orders (LPCH).



Maintains a clean orderly and safe environment. Orders and maintains equipment and supplies for the desk area and unit, maintains a clean, child proof work area.



Maintains and manages medical record according to hospital policy while observing patient confidentiality. Processes any forms , records per procedures, ensures proper patient identification of all paperwork, has chart available as needed, thins chart and ensures chart is sent to Medical Records.



May coordinate lab labels organized by patient and maintains the blood board through communication with nursing and phlebotomy.



May coordinate the transport of the patient to off unit-procedure after consultation with the RN. Arranges transport of the patient to the off unit. Coordinates appointment times for patient.



May print diet and allergy report every 8 hours and inform RN or charge nurse if diet or allergy information is missing.



Performs receptionist duties for the unit, including greeting individuals and handling incoming and outgoing telephone calls, utilizing knowledge of the unit.



Performs related clerical duties required to maintain departmental operations (e.g., filing, photocopying, typing, faxing, assigned errands).



Practices cost containment in all aspects of job. Utilizes resources efficiently, monitors charges for supplies, and recommends changes to existing procedures to improve cost effectiveness as appropriate.



Prioritizes effectively and seeks additional duties when assignments completed, follows staffing and scheduling guidelines, arrives to work on time, complies with dress code standards, assists with orienting new staff and completes any mandatory training.



Responds appropriately in actual or potential emergency events. Notifies appropriate personnel, communicates with other personnel to ensure delivery of immediate care needs and intervenes as necessary with families and staff by working with appropriate interdisciplinary team members.



Responds to customer /staff needs in a prompt attentive manner. Handles patient lights and messages appropriately, notifies Resource Nurse and others of patient flow (admissions, transfers, discharges).



Triages all broken and/or soiled equipment to the appropriate department. Assists with keeping the computers clean and plugged in.



Uses the computerized electronic health record and follows policy on Computers On Wheels (COW) maintenance in accordance with job requirements and hospital policies and procedures.



Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.



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"Our real secret sauce is the quality
of our people. What makes us uniquely
Stanford is the ability of our people
to use their strengths every day to help
better the lives of the patients and
communities we serve."



David D. Jones,CHRO



Did you know?



600368 new patient beds bring us to 600 total.



1Patients can operate their motorized Venetian blinds with 1 finger to control the lighting.



76A new 76-bay Level-1 Trauma Center and Emergency Department is more than 2X the size of the current ED.



5Our 5 gardens, walking trails and a meditation room welcome patients and families.



**Qualifications**



Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying



High School Diploma/GED Required and previous Unit Secretary experience in an acute care / hospital setting highly preferred



-License/Certification: N/A



SHC does not discriminate on the basis of Ancestry, Age, Color, Disability, Genetic information, Gender, gender identity, or gender expression, Marital status, Medical condition, Military or veteran status, National origin, Race, Religion, Sex, and Sexual orientation.
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