Unit Secretary - Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute
Company: Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute - Escondido, CA
Kindred Healthcare and Palomar Health have signed a Joint
and opened a new acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital.
The two-story, 58,000-square-foot facility features 52 inpatient
beds and is located on the campus of Palomar Medical Center in
Escondido, California. The new hospital offers treatment services
to a variety of rehabilitation patient types, including brain
injury and stroke patients. This is San Diego County's first
standalone rehabilitation hospital.
Our culture of caring for our patients and residents begin with our
core values - our employees. We are committed to fostering
professional growth and dedicated healthcare teams that make us the
provider of choice. We embrace a diverse workforce and understand
that hiring outstanding people is the key to providing quality care
- and quality care is what we do every day!
As a Unit Secretary you will:
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
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
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
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
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.
Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean and wears
appropriate identification while on duty
Completes annual health, safety, and education requirements.
Maintains professional growth and development.
Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee
information to assure patient and/or employee rights are
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development
over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age
appropriate care to the patient population served.
Reports to work on time as scheduled; adheres to policies regarding
notification of absence.
Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional
Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical
Communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the hospital, as
well as the focus statement of the department.
Maintains current licensure/certification for position, if
Consistently demonstrates Guest Relation's skills to patients,
physicians, visitors, employees, and any other individuals with
whom they may come in contact.
Consistently follows departmental and hospital Health, Safety,
Security, Hazardous Materials policies and procedures.
HIPAA: Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with HIPAA
privacy laws, follow hospital policy in provision of patient
confidentiality. Able to identify patient confidentiality issues
and reports to proper hospital personnel immediately.
Compliance: Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with
standards set forth in Kindred's Code of Conduct, Kindred policy
and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable
High school diploma required, with two years of college level
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
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