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Unit Secretary NJS Eligible PD

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Job ID: 211062
Category: Clinical Support
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Plainsboro, NJ, United States
Work Schedule: Per Diem

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


  • The Unit Secretary functions as a receptionist, conducts specific clerical duties for the unit and provides administrative support to the Nurse Manager/ Assistant Nurse Manager by coordinating a variety of operational activities.


  • Transcribes direct admission physician-written orders into the EMR and forward them to RNs review queue Alerts the charge nurse to any order, which require immediate attention. Organizes and maintains the patient charts and follows the chart copying procedure for patients being transferred. Conveys interdepartmental communications and messages within the nursing unit in a timely manner. Maintains the nurses station in a quiet and orderly manner, and directs visitors as necessary. Maintains a pleasant and professional attitude to patients, visitors, and staff. Supports customer service goals of the University Medical Center at Princeton adhering to the Culture of Excellence Always and collaborates with other staff to enhance patient care and services. Is instrumental in coordinating admissions and transfers and facilitates discharge arrangements by contacting the contracted ambulance provider and adheres to established protocols. Answers WestCall System in response to patients' calls on a timely basis. Answers telephone calls and coordinates messages. Maintains standards for confidentiality. Reports to work consistently and on time. Provides/ maintains accurate information in the department log book. Able to order patient care and non-patient care items via Lawson and Office Max and forms from AE Litho Process check requests and invoices for the department and ensure the payment is received in a timely manner. Demonstrates knowledge of department equipment, including printer/fax machines, Getwell, WestCall, Cisco phones, and computer. Place work order service requests via on-line service portals for engineering and IT issues. Notification of Biomed dept of broken equipment such as vital sign machines, IV pumps, bladder scanner, Masimo monitors, and doppler. Accountable for improving patient care through adherence to all patient safety and quality standards, regulations, and best practices.


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      We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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      We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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