Presbyterian Healthcare Services UNIT SECRETARY/NURSING TECH - DAYS in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Type of Opportunity: Full Time
Work Schedule: 12 Hour Days
Performs secretarial/clerical duties while acting as a communication center for the nursing unit. Performs specific patient care procedures (such as bedside testing) under the direction of a licensed Nurse and / or performs specific support-procedures for the operation of a Nursing or Clinical Department. Operates patient monitoring systems
*Courteously greets and directs customers. Promotes/facilitates accurate and timely unit communication. Keeps locator boards current
*Answers telephones and efficiently processes information, including accurately transcribing physicians orders
*Communicates and processes necessary paperwork/information for patient admissions, transfers and discharges. Responsible for Medical Record being complete and in order at discharge
*Maintains correct census and bed status report. Assembles patients charts and organizes them daily by filing pertinent reports and adding blank forms as needed
*Maintains and accounts for office supplies for the unit. Assists in maintaining nursing units cleanliness and orderliness
*Technician Duties: Monitors, collects and records information in the patient record. Collects and records vital signs, weights, and other patient data. Transports patients and documents action in patient record
*Participates in the nutritional well being of patients through tray delivery, assistance with patient set-up and feeding. Accurately records input and output
*Assists with activities of daily living such as personal hygiene (shaving, mouth care, foot care, pericare and bathing), positioning and ambulation
*Communicates information pertinent to the end of shift summation before leaving the unit
*Rounds on patients and families frequently to assess and address personal needs, concerns or comfort related issues. Reports information to responsible nurse for resolution when necessary
*Inserts and removes gastric and urethral tubes. Performs enemas and disimpactions. Removes peripheral, intravenous therapy lines. Performs phlebotomy on certain units after specific training
*Operates patient monitoring systems specific to unit needs (such as, cardiac and fetal heart monitoring). Performs bedside testing such as Oximetry, ECG, Glucometery, urinalysis and other tests
*Performs wound care and dressing changes. Removes staples and sutures. Assists nurses and physicians with sterile procedures. Assist with application and removal of restraints under the direction of an RN
*Applies oxygen delivery devices as ordered without altering settings or determining rates. Assists patients with portable or wall oxygen, and assures proper storage of E cylinders
*Documents all care provided in the appropriate place in the patient record. Assembles patient charts. Posts laboratory and other results in patient chart. Uses the computerized documentation system at the skill level commensurate with the responsibilities included in this description
*Delivers specimens to Laboratory, Microbiology and Pathology. Transports x-rays, blood products and equipment
*Insures cleanliness of nutrition areas and general unit. Cleans and stores equipment. Empties trash, linen bags and sharps containers. Stocks medical supplies, linens and paper goods. Inventories equipment as required. Processes broken equipment as directed. Maintains equipment logs as required
*Performs other functions as required.
Six months medical clinical experience OR completion of Unit Secretary course OR completion of self study module required. Completes a basic clinical skills lab and Nursing Assistant training course. Must successfully complete competency verification before starting on assigned unit.
- High School Diploma or GED
Competencies and skills:
SKILL-Ability to effectively interact with customers to understand their needs and explain data
Planning and coordinating organizational change
Anticipating & Addressing Customer Needs
Educating Employees, Customers & Transferring Knowledge
Functioning as an Effective Contingent Member
Acquiring & Applying Superior Skills to achieve Quality Outcomes
Functioning as an Effective Team Member
SKILL-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in person and via telephone with members, employer groups, brokers, physicians, and physician office staff using strong dialogue and customer service competencies.
Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:
Full medical, dental and vision insurance
Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
Free wellness programs
Paid time off (PTO)
Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
Continuing education and career development opportunities
Life insurance and short/long term disability programs
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.
Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.
We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.
About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.
Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.
New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.
AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.
Requisition ID: 2021-24806
Street: 1100 Central Avenue SE
JobTitle: UNIT SECRETARY/NURSING TECH - DAYS