Allegheny Health Network
Job Description :
Performs secretarial and direct patient care duties for a designated unit. Maintains the medical record, performs direct patient care for all types of patients.
- Accurately documents vital signs, weights, I&O, restraints, specimen collection and all other treatments.
- Transcribes orders in accordance with policies and procedures subject to the approval of a licensed nurse. Asks for clarification when necessary.
- Performs clerical duties related to admission, transfer and discharge, maintenance of patient activities for the records, interdepartmental communications and unit reception.
- Demonstrates effective communication (verbal and written) with patients, families, physicians and other healthcare team members regarding patient care.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
- High school diploma or GED; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- CPR certification.
- 1-3 years’ patient care experience.
- Knowledge of medical terminology.
- Previous unit secretary experience or graduate of an approved unit secretary program.
- Experience as a PCA or EMT.
Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.
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As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy.
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