Nursing Unit Secretary Pre-Op

Littleton, CO
Oct 10, 2017
Nov 09, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Littleton Adventist Hospital is a 231-bed, full-service medical center delivering quality care and Level II emergency care for more than 25 years. Located in the Denver suburb of Littleton, CO, the hospital is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, retail, dining, Littleton’s charming “old town” area, and abundant outdoor space with trails, nature centers and golf courses. In addition to numerous awards for care excellence, we are also leading the way in health care environmental sustainability. Our associates are actively engaged in protecting the health of our environment, working tirelessly to minimize the negative environmental impacts from our operations. Our sustainable achievements have been recognized with several local and national awards, including the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth for three consecutive years (2014- 2016). View this shor video to learn why our associates love working here and how our mission and culture help to create fulfilling careers:

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 115264

Recruiter Contact: Misty Varone,

Clinic/Department: 7217 LAH PRE OP


Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Position Summary

In collaboration with the healthcare team, coordinates and prioritizes patient, physician and staff needs. The key essential job functions of this role include customer focus and patient experience, coordination of provider-entered orders, communication, and time management.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • Medical Terminology, clerical skills, related experience preferred

  • Proficient in basic computer skills


  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association or equivalent

Position Duties (Essential Functions)


  • Welcomes and greets patients/visitors.

  • Directs/escorts customer to desired location.

  • Triages patient call lights in a timely manner.

  • Communicates with patient, family members, visitors, physicians and associates in a competent, caring manner.

  • Actively participates in the creation and maintenance of a positive patient experience.

  • May be tasked with conducting patient rounds throughout the shift, asking if patients/visitors have needs; orienting all to the unit and patient room.


  • Monitors the electronic record for new provider-entered orders, coordinating the completion of the orders with nursing staff and other departments as appropriate.

  • Competently utilizes computer technology to access and exchange data (i.e. lab results, interdepartmental communications).

  • Maintains non-EMR patient records as needed to ensure availability of accurate patient information.

  • Ability to use critical thinking skills competently in order to handle multiple tasks and fluctuating volumes.


  • Proactively identifies and communicates clearly with all members of the team to ensure that everyone remains informed of tests, procedures, messages, new orders and needs of patients.

  • Effectively communicates with medical staff, nursing and other associates to ensure that timely care is delivered.


  • Independently prioritizes tasks and maintains an uncluttered work environment.

  • Maintains adequate supplies. Input of daily and special charges when required.

  • Maintains/updates unit logs in timely manner.

  • Filing, logging, copying, scanning, reporting and other clerical duties as required.

  • Coordinates services from maintenance and other service departments as needed.

  • Orients/trains new staff as requested.

Physical Requirements

  • Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs frequently)


Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

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