Unit Secretary PRN -PCU-Denton

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Denton, TX US
Job ID:
B/U-Progressive Care
Area of Interest:
Patient Support Services
Job Type:
Texas Health Denton

Texas Health Denton seeks to hire a Unit Secretary to work PRN ( as needed) on the Progressive Care Unit. The schedule includes working (7:00 am-7:00 pm) rotating weekends and holidays.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

-High school diploma or GED

-Previous clerical and acute care hospital experience strongly preferred

-BCLS and CPR within 60 days of hire

-Serves as patient advocate

-Initiates action to protect patient privacy and rights

-Protects and insures all unit equipment is in good working condition and accounted for

-Assists/Precepts/Mentors new employees as directed

-Keeps current on all new policies /procedures

-Accurately process patient care orders

-Performs chart audits

-Assists in the identification of ineffective and costly processes and takes action to improve them

-Participates in the process improvement activities within the department/hospital

-Performs all tasks to meet the needs of physicians, staff, patient, and other customers

-Demonstrates acceptable organizational skills;

-Communicates effectively

-Interactions include consideration for age specific needs

-Takes action to reduce/eliminate patient risks

-Acts as a resource/instructor for Unit Secretary skills

-Serves as a patient advocate

-Assists with documentation that supports and meets hospital and regulatory requirements

-Complies with personnel policies i.e. Attendance, ID badge, Dress Code, et. al.

-Maintains Unit Secretary skills

-Communicates per department expectations

-Uses Clinical Practice Model philosophy to work in partnership with patients, families, physicians, peers, and all other disciplines

-Actively participates in informal training, development and evaluation of multidisciplinary team members (If selected by Unit Manager)

-Uses Unit Based Council communication structure to obtain information and participates in unit activities

-Acceptable use of interpersonal relationship skills with patients, families, co- workers, physicians, all disciplines, and other customers

-Adapts to changing needs of unit, re: patient census, workload, and crisis situations

-Works assigned schedule and adjusts to help meet departmental and patient needs..

Entity Information:
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton is a 255-bed, full-service hospital that has served North Texas and southern Oklahoma since 1987. Hospital services include heart and vascular care, women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics and sports medicine, pain management, emergency medicine, and a weight loss surgery program. As one of the largest employers in Denton County, Texas Health Denton has more than 1,000 employees and more than 325 physicians on its medical staff practicing in more than 45 specialties.  Located 45 miles northwest of downtown Dallas and 40 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth, Texas Health Denton is an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, a Joint Commission accredited Primary Stroke Center and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.  We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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