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Job # 405501 Date posted 05/04/2021

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Unit Secretary

Anderson Rehabilitation Institute - Edwardsville, IL

    Kindred Healthcare, LLC (“Kindred”) and Anderson Healthcare have begun construction on an acute rehabilitation institute being built on Anderson Healthcare’s Goshen Campus in Edwardsville, Illinois. This institute will be the first freestanding rehabilitation institute in the Central and Southern regions of Illinois. Anderson Rehabilitation Institute is a joint venture between
Kindred and Anderson Healthcare and is expected to open in Q2 2021.
The facility will provide care to patients recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, and other complex conditions. Staff will provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Other special services provided will include physiatry, internal medicine, medical/surgical consultations, rehabilitation nursing and nutritional services. The institute will have a dedicated pharmacy. The 49,920-square-foot facility will have 34 beds and feature all private rooms; a secured acquired brain injury unit with private dining and therapy gym; large interdisciplinary gym for all therapy services; transitional living apartment designed to simulate a residential apartment, to prepare patients for their daily living tasks before they are discharged home; and a therapeutic courtyard with exterior amenities. It will also have specially designed rooms to treat dialysis patients; and specialty programs dedicated to neuro, stroke, brain injury, and amputation.  We are currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our team.

The Unit Secretary, will:
Support nursing department operations by assisting with administrative duties such as greeting visitors, scheduling appointments, transferring phone calls, admitting and discharging patients, communicating and coordinating between physicians, nursing staff and other hospital staff.  May transcribe physician orders and file paperwork.  May assist with patient care as trained.

Essential Functions

  • Ensures visitors are acknowledged quickly and helps direct them and answer any questions.
  • Initiates medical record upon admission.  Maintains said record during patient stay, and closes the record upon patient discharge within the electronic medical record.
  • Initiates follow-up regarding doctors’ orders.
  • Ensures that all patient and special charges are processed.
  • Serves as unit receptionist for incoming and outgoing calls and visitor information.
  • Interacts frequently with unit personnel, physicians, visitors, patients’ families and other ancillary hospital personnel for the purpose of giving and receiving information.
  • Has contact with patients.  Duties may include answering patient lights, and fulfilling patient request for non-care items, attend appointments with patients, working in the café.   Requires professional, courteous, and helpful manner in all contacts with customers.
  • Position involves multi-tasking in a high stress environment.  Requires constant mental alertness and the ability to calmly and accurately perform duties when subjected to frequent and varied interruptions.
  • Must have the ability to exercise judgment and initiative in the resolution of problems encountered.
  • Ensures that all patient and unit equipment, supplies and procedures are ordered and received,
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma required, with two years of college level education preferred.
  • Computer experience required.
  • Certification from a Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Patient Care Technician program, highly preferred.
  • Prior experience in a hospital setting is preferred. 
  • Must have the ability to work with all levels of medical personnel, patients and families.
  • Ability to speak and write concisely with knowledge of medical terminology desirable.
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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

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