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PRN Unit Secretary HIPU

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Job ID: 140388
Category: Clerical/Administrative
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 27, 2022
Work Schedule: Day shift

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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 is an integral member of the health care team who delivers quality care through collaboration and communication with team members. They work under the direct supervision of the nurse manager and the registered nurse to support the clerical and secretarial operations of the patient care unit. Some of the major responsibilities will include managing clerical and information systems, receptionist duties, collection and reporting of patient data, incorporating organizational competencies of superior quality care and assuming responsibility and accountability for their role performance outcomes while supporting PMAH's Standards of Excellence.


Demonstrates an awareness of patient/ employee safety when carrying out daily responsibilities of their position.

Answers telephones, takes and relays messages promptly, and answers inquiries.

Greets patients and visitors, gives directions, and answers questions.

Communicates with nursing staff and hospital staff about patients’ needs and whereabouts.

Answers the patient call bell system and promptly communicates the patients’ needs to the appropriate healthcare team member.

Facilitates access for security door/intercom system on locked nursing units as indicated—respectfully answers intercom request for entry onto the unit and follows through with security measures defined by nursing unit guidelines.

Reports security door malfunctioning to the charge nurse, security and maintenance as indicated.

Assists nurses, physicians and other health care providers in emergency situations by arranging for emergency studies, placing routine, CODE and STAT telephone pages.

Calls for equipment and supplies as needed by the patient and arranges for return of equipment after use.

Education or Equivalent Experience:

High School Diploma/GED

    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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