Nursing Unit Secretary Emergency Room Full Time Days

Littleton, CO
Feb 09, 2018
Feb 23, 2018
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: 123152

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Clinic/Department: 7221 LAH EMERGENCY ROOM


Schedule: .90 FTE- 72 hours per pay period

Shift: 11a-11p

Position Summary

Assists the healthcare team in coordinating, prioritizing and communicating patient, physician and

staff needs. Assumes personal accountability for organizational mission and core values.

Minimum Education Requirements

High School Diploma or GED Minimum

Experience Requirements

Previous nursing unit secretary or medical office experience, preferred

Knowledge of medical terminology, preferred

Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English

Basic computer skills


Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association

Position Duties

(essential functions denoted with an * )

▪ Greets patients/visitors and directs/escorts to the desired location. *

▪ Triages patient call lights in a timely manner. *

▪ Communicates with patient, family members, visitors, physicians and associates in a

professional and caring manner. *

▪ May be tasked with conducting patient rounds throughout the shift to inquire about

patients’/visitors’ needs as well as orienting them to the unit and patient room. *

▪ Monitors the electronic record for new provider-entered orders.

Coordinates the completion of the orders with nursing staff and other departments as appropriate. *

▪ Utilizes computer technology to access and exchange data, i.e., lab results,

interdepartmental communications, etc. *

▪ Maintains non-EMR patient records as needed to ensure availability of accurate patient

information. *

▪ Responsible for inputting daily and special charges as requested. *

▪ Performs clerical duties, maintains department/unit logs and coordinates services as needed. *

▪ Maintains thorough and confidential patient charts and records. *

▪ Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost

effective patient care. Organizes and prioritizes work to be completed within assigned timeframe to

promote consistent patient comfort. *

▪ Ensures that work environment and/or patient rooms are neat and orderly to enhance unit and

hospital image. May be tasked with maintaining and stocking nursing supplies. *

▪ Consistently demonstrates flexibility and is agreeable to work schedules including weekends,

holidays, evening and night hours as necessary to meet the needs of the patients and department. *

▪ Assists with quality improvement, safety and regulatory functions as directed. Participates

in process change to improve unit performance and patient experience. *

▪ Assists in training other nursing support staff, volunteers, students and other hospital

personnel. *

▪ Acts in a role of ambassador for visiting community members, as assigned. *

▪ Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment

used in the patient care setting. *

▪ Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting

productivity requirements. *

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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