Ephrata, PA | Nursing Support | Tracking Code: 88585

Unit Secretary/Monitor Technician - Medical/Surgical Nursing Unit - Nights

Denise Schappell
Denise Schappell
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant
article preview image
September 28 In-Person Hiring Events
Various Times
WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg
WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, Ephrata
WellSpan Medical Group
Visiting Nurses Association (VNA)
Positions in Behavioral Health, Clerical and Administrative, Information Systems & Technical Support, Leadership, non-clinical Professional, Nursing, Nursing Support, Physician Practices, Professional, Rehabilitation and Services & Trades.
SEP
2022
In-Person Hiring Events -
Various Locations and Dates

 

Part Time (8 Hours Biweekly)

Night Shift

 

(Candidate must function as both unit secretary and monitor technician.  Candidate will be required to participate and successfully pass monitor technician training and exam.)

 

Job Description:

 

Under direct supervision, acts as a receptionist for visitors and serves as a central contact for telephone calls and a distribution point for paper and electronic communication, laboratory and test results. Interacts daily with visitors, patients, physicians and staff and displays a positive, helpful attitude. Demonstrates ability to accurately transcribe physician orders and creates and maintains the medical record. Schedules patient care services. Is responsible for electronic data entry and retrieval. Is a key member of the care delivery team. Monitors patient heart rhythms.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Monitors patient heart rhythms. Responds immediately to alarms and reports dysrhythmias promptly to nursing staff.
  2. Assists in charting patient rhythm strips.
  3. Maintains the telemetry log for each shift.
  4. Greets, directs and assists physicians, visitors, patients and ancillary department staff. Orients patients to their rooms as appropriate.
  5. Answers telephone using personable etiquette. Answers inquiries by providing accurate information or forwarding callers to appropriate resource. Responds to intercom and email. Identifies emergency messages, directs information to the appropriate personnel. Maintains confidentiality.
  6. Enters and/or retrieves data from established computer files using knowledge of various computer applications designed for functions such as patient management, patient census, acuity, composer, bed tracking, transport, etc.
  7. Serves as a knowledgeable resource for multiple applications such as, Patient Management and PowerChart. Keeps current with system/application upgrades. Offers/provides assistance to others in navigating IS applications.
  8. Performs a variety of duties related to the creation and maintenance of the patient medical record in a manner which expedites patient admission, transfer and discharge. Assembles and copies charts and forms, ensuring charts contain necessary forms. Ensures all medical records have signed orders and an H & P. Places transcribed orders on the chart. Monitors and flags missing items daily. Performs data entry, chart preparation, filing and photocopying in accordance with appropriate policies.
  9. Transcribe orders and documents on the paper or electronic record. Places pharmacy orders on the MAR. Follows up on orders and checks on open orders. Ensures verbal orders are signed according to Hospital policy.
  10. Consults with appropriate clinical/nonclinical personnel to resolve issues, concerns from patients’ medical record, ancillary department results, patient/family inquiries, etc.
  11. Schedules tests, procedures and other patient services. Confers with clinical care provider regarding sequencing of tests, patient activity tolerance and special needs, as appropriate.
  12. Communicate changes in the patient’s condition and other urgent information to the Registered Nurse in a timely manner. Reports actual and potential problems concerning patients, families, staff and appropriate departments to the team members and the charge nurse/nurse manager.
  13. Communicates delay/difficulties in providing services or alteration of routine. Acknowledges and responds to patient alarms and notifies appropriate care provider as needed.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training including the completion of course for unit secretaries, medical terminology and EKG course; rhythm recognition course per unit of assignment (upon employment, individual will be required to participate and successfully pass monitor technician training and exam)
  • BLS Certification
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (Preferred)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced computer skills and ability to use various software applications in a Windows environment

Fraud Notice: Please be aware of potentially fraudulent job postings on other websites or suspicious recruiting email or text messages that attempt to collect your confidential information. If you are concerned that an offer of employment with WellSpan Health might be a scam, please verify by searching for the job posting on joinwellspan.org or contact us at employment@wellspan.org.


Similar Opportunities
Don’t see what you’re looking for?
Stay informed of positions that fit your interests.
Join Our Talent Community
Best of the Best Awards

Why WellSpan Health?

Join our team of 20,000 strong working as one. Teamwork, collaboration, partnership—WellSpan Health is an integrated system designed to work as one to build healthier, stronger communities throughout central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

benefits photo

Employment Benefits

diversity photo

Diversity & Inclusion

location photo

Quality of Life