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Unit Secretary - Med/Surg Acute in National City, CA at Prime Healthcare Services Inc

Date Posted: 6/6/2019

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Job Description

Overview

Paradise Valley Hospital is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays.

 

Paradise Valley is the only hospital in San Diego County to receive this recognition five years in a row (2014-2018). Paradise Valley is a member of Prime Healthcare, and Prime Healthcare has more Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients for three consecutive years (2016-2018) than any other health system in the country.

 

“We applaud the hospitals who have received the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Their dedication and commitment to providing safe care creates tangible results for patients.”

 

The distinction places Paradise Valley among the top five percent of all acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

 

“We are extremely honored to receive this award,” says Neerav Jadeja, Paradise Valley Hospital CEO. “All of our staff, both clinical and non-clinical, physicians, and leadership are devoted to providing the highest quality care for our community. Their hard work and dedication to our hospital helps ensure a safe environment for our patients.”
Responsibilities

The Unit Secretary is directly accountable to the Director of Med/Surg, and indirectly to the Charge Nurse, and / or House Supervisor. The Unit Secretary is an unlicensed person who performs indirect care in the department setting. Facilitates the communication needs of the department. Transcribes physician orders from records (in the absence of CPOE and EMR clinical documentation system) with notation and signature by nursing staff. Prepares and complies records on the Emergency Room. Orders supplies for the unit, prepares and completes each patients chart for necessary forms needed on a daily basis. Able to assist nursing staff for duties involving indirect patient care.
Qualifications

  1. High School Diploma or Equivalent or relevant experience required for all new hires, effective April 2014.
  2. Basic dysrhythmia training on hire.
  3. Medical terminology preferred.
  4. Current BLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current.
  5. Experience using computers for word processing, database management preferred


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