Unit Secretary-PRN-Days-ER-Fort Worth Job
Texas Health Resources - Fort Worth, TX

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Unit Secretary-PRN-Days-ER-Fort Worth

Location: Texas Health Fort Worth
Job ID: 49052
Department: EMERGENCY ROOM
Area of Interest: Patient Support Services
Job Type: PRN
Shift: 1st
Relocation Provided: No

Travel Required: No
Specialty: EM
Job Function: OFC

Qualifications/Duties
Texas Health Fort Worth seeks to hire a Unit Secretary to work the day shift, 7a to 7p, PRN for the Emergency Department. The work schedule for this position is inclusive of some weekends and holidays.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

EDUCATION
  • High school diploma or GED
EXPERIENCE
  • Previous clerical and acute care hospital experience required
LICENSE/CERTIFICATE
  • American Health Association BCLS and CPI within 60 days of hire
DUTIES
  • Serves as patient advocate;
  • Initiates action to protect patient privacy and rights;
  • Protects and insures all unit equipment is in good working condition and accounted for;
  • Assists/Precepts/Mentors new employees as directed;
  • Keeps current on all new policies /procedures;
  • Accurately process patient care orders;
  • Performs chart audits;
  • Assists in the identification of ineffective and costly processes and takes action to improve them;
  • Participates in the process improvement activities within the department/hospital;
  • Performs all tasks to meet the needs of physicians, staff, patient, and other customers;
  • Demonstrates acceptable organizational skills;
  • Communicates effectively;
  • Interactions include consideration for age specific needs;
  • Takes action to reduce/eliminate patient risks;
  • Acts as a resource/instructor for Unit Secretary skills;
  • Serves as a patient advocate;
  • Assists with documentation that supports and meets hospital and regulatory requirements;
  • Complies with personnel policies i.e. Attendance, ID badge, Dress Code, et. al.;
  • Maintains Unit Secretary skills;
  • Communicates per department expectations;
  • Uses Clinical Practice Model philosophy to work in partnership with patients, families, physicians, peers, and all other disciplines;
  • Actively participates in informal training, development and evaluation of multidisciplinary team members (If selected by Unit Manager);
  • Uses Unit Based Council communication structure to obtain information and participates in unit activities;
  • Acceptable use of interpersonal relationship skills with patients, families, co- workers, physicians, all disciplines, and other customers;
  • Adapts to changing needs of unit, re: patient census, workload, and crisis situations;
  • Works assigned schedule and adjusts to help meet departmental and patient needs.
Entity Information
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is a 700 + bed hospital located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas. This full service medical center cares for the people in the surrounding area with top quality services and facilities, featuring a 64-bed Critical Care Tower, Level III Neonatal ICU and Level II Trauma Center. We are the proud Magnet status flagship facility of the Texas Health family with comprehensive Cardiac Care units, Interventional Cath Labs, Oncology and High Risk Labor and Delivery. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.

Texas Health Resources is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity at all levels of our organization. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

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