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Unit Secretary

Company: Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield
Location: Springfield
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield is proud to be recognized by Newsweek as one of America's Best Rehabilitation Hospitals in 2022.The Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital is a partnership between Mercy and Lifepoint Health. The hospital provides inpatient rehabilitation services for patients recovering from strokes, brain or spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions. - The greatest feature of the rehabilitation hospital is our dedicated team of clinicians. These rehab professionals provide the exceptional patient care for which Mercy is known, with an emphasis on improving individual functional ability and quality of life. -Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) as well as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for inpatient rehabilitation.JOB SUMMARY:Supports nursing department operations by assisting with administrative duties such as greeting visitors, scheduling appointments, transferring phone calls, admitting and discharging patients, communicating and coordinating between physicians, nursing staff and other hospital staff. - May transcribe physician orders and file paperwork. - May assist with patient care as trained.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Ensures visitors are acknowledged quickly and helps direct them and answer any questions.Initiates medical record upon admission. - Maintains said record during patient stay, and closes the record upon patient discharge within the electronic medical record.Initiates follow-up regarding doctors' orders.Ensures that all patient and special charges are processed.Serves as unit receptionist for incoming and outgoing calls and visitor information.Interacts frequently with unit personnel, physicians, visitors, patients' families and other ancillary hospital personnel for the purpose of giving and receiving information.Has contact with patients. - Duties may include answering patient lights, and fulfilling patient request for non-care items, attend appointments with patients, working in the caf--. - -Requires professional, courteous, and helpful manner in all contacts with customers.Position involves multi-tasking in a high stress environment. - Requires constant mental alertness and the ability to calmly and accurately perform duties when subjected to frequent and varied interruptions.Must have the ability to exercise judgment and initiative in the resolution of problems encountered.Ensures that all patient and unit equipment, supplies and procedures are ordered and received,Other duties as assigned. -Qualifications
High school diploma required, with two years of college level education preferred.Computer experience required.Prior experience in a hospital setting is preferred. - Must have the ability to work with all levels of medical personnel, patients and families,Ability to speak and write concisely with knowledge of medical terminology desirable.

Keywords: Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield, Springfield , Unit Secretary, Administration, Clerical , Springfield, Missouri

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