I learned so much working at this hospital!
Unit Secretary, Elmcrest Psychiatric Institute (Former Employee) – Portland, CT – January 19, 2015
I started as the "Float" Secretary at this hospital. Initially, taking 2-week positions supporting other secretarial staff throughout the hospital, and then covering for them when they were on vacation or needed help due to a backlog of work.
I covered every aspect of a hospital setting from taking telephone intakes, insurance verification, admission paperwork, support of clinical and medical staff on the unit to discharge paperwork and then outpatient admission. I took a position of Unit Secretary on an inpatient unit and reported directly to the Manager of Unit as well as the Psychiatrist and Medical Doctor and had to make sure each chart was up-to-date with filing and required releases of information. In many cases it was a "trial by fire" but I found, in hindsight, this was one of the best places I worked! Because of the timely nature with which work had to be completed, I worked quietly and efficiently and gained much respect. I found that the staff was qualified and professional making it a job that I took pride in.
close to home, reasonably priced lunches, professional setting, beautiful historical settings
elmcrest was bought by saint francis care and soon closed.