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Unit Secretary - Critical Care - Plainsboro, NJ (Part-Time)

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Job ID: 124640
Category: Clerical/Administrative
Work Type: PT 20+ HOURS
Location: Plainsboro, NJ, United States
Date Posted: Apr 8, 2022
Work Schedule: Part-Time Day Shift

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Description

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?

Summary:

  • Penn Medicine Princeton Health is seeking a Part-Time Unit Secretary for our Critical Care Unit in Plainsboro, NJ.

    • The Llura & Gordon Gund - Center for Critical Care is a specialized, 24 bed "closed" unit, which includes both critical care and IMCU (Intermediate Care) beds. All patient care is coordinated by staff intensivists who are onsite 24/7.
      Our Critical Care Unit provides continuous cardiac monitoring and specialized care such as:
      • CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy)
      • Targeted Temperature Management (hypothermia post code care)
      • Intra-aortic Balloon Pump therapy
      • Transvenous Pacing
      • Post-surgical intensive care for: endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) and other vascular surgeries; neurosurgical procedures; free-flap breast surgery; and thoracic surgery patients
      • Medical intensive care for: acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS); Heart Failure (HF); End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD); ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI); sepsis; and other medical emergencies

    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.

    Job responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
    • Maintains the nurses station in a quiet and orderly manner, and directs visitors as necessary.
    • Transcribes direct admission physician-written orders into the EMR and forward them to RNs review queue
    • Alerts the charge nurse to any order, which requires immediate attention.
    • Organizes and maintains the patient charts and follows the chart copying procedure for patients being transferred.
    • Coordinates admissions and transfers and facilitates discharge arrangements by contacting the contracted ambulance provider and adheres to established protocols.
    • 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.

  • Educational Requirements:
    • High school diploma or equivalent - required
    • Unit Secretary, Hospital experience preferred.

    Specialized Skills & Knowledge Requirements:
    • Clerical as well as computer skills.
    • Able to read and write English and communicate fluently in English.
    • Interpersonal skills, customer service orientation, ability to work as a team member, and organizational skills.

    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.

    Live Your Life's Work

    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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