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Unit Secretary - Palomar Health Rehabilitation InstituteEscondido, California

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Job # 406519 Date posted 04/14/2021

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Unit Secretary

Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute - Escondido, CA

Kindred Healthcare and Palomar Health have signed a Joint Venture

and will open a new acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Spring 2021.
The two-story, 58,000-square-foot facility will feature 52 inpatient beds and is located on the campus of Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California. The new hospital will offer treatment services to a variety of rehabilitation patient types, including brain injury and stroke patients. This will be San Diego County’s first standalone rehabilitation hospital.

Our culture of caring for our patients and residents begin with our core values – our employees.  We are committed to fostering professional growth and dedicated healthcare teams that make us the provider of choice.  We embrace a diverse workforce and understand that hiring outstanding people is the key to providing quality care – and quality care is what we do every day!

As a Unit Secretary you will:

Supports 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:

Job Specific:

  • 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.

Company Specific:

  • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean and wears appropriate identification while on duty
  • Completes annual health, safety, and education requirements. Maintains professional growth and development.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.
  • Reports to work on time as scheduled; adheres to policies regarding notification of absence.
  • Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
  • Communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
  • Maintains current licensure/certification for position, if applicable.
  • Consistently demonstrates Guest Relation’s skills to patients, physicians, visitors, employees, and any other individuals with whom they may come in contact.
  • Consistently follows departmental and hospital Health, Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials policies and procedures.
  • HIPAA: Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with HIPAA privacy laws, follow hospital policy in provision of patient confidentiality. Able to identify patient confidentiality issues and reports to proper hospital personnel immediately.
  • Compliance: Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with standards set forth in Kindred’s Code of Conduct, Kindred policy and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable standards.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma required, with two years of college level education preferred.
  • Computer experience required.
  • 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

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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Rehabilitation is the key to everything we do. And our caring, compassionate caregivers and team members are proud to lead the way. If you are interested in joining our team, we have opportunities that allow you to provide exceptional care and outstanding service in an environment committed to career growth and continual learning and support.

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