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Unit Secretary - SAU FT DaysLas Vegas, Nevada

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Job # 432776 Date posted 04/28/2022

Description

Kindred Transitional Care Hospitals has a career opportunity for you! As a division of Kindred Healthcare, we play a vital role in the recovery process for chronic, critically ill and medically complex patients who require acute care and rehabilitation over an extended period.

Your career growth begins when you join an interdisciplinary team, where doctors, nurses, therapists and other experts work together to form individualized care plans for our patients and residents. Opportunities through our development programs, training seminars and university partnerships, not only allow for continual career growth but emphasize our commitment to investing in our employees and developing future healthcare leaders.

The goal of our team is to deliver intensive, multidisciplinary care and transition patients’ home or to a lower level of care as quickly and safely as possible. Each employee’s dedication is essential to meet and exceed the needs of each patient, resident and family we serve. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s “Most Admired Healthcare Company” for 8 years, Kindred welcomes you to join our team and build a career that touches lives.

Job Summary:

Provides clerical support and services to meet the specific needs of the Unit.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs clerical functions for the nursing unit within the unit secretary's sphere of responsibility.

  • Answers the telephone, take messages and communicates messages to the appropriate person in a timely manner.

  • Answers call lights and communicates messages to the appropriate person in a timely manner.

  • Under direction of a nurse, schedules patient tests, procedures and activities.

  • Prepares admission charts/records.  

  • Assemble charts for new admissions with all appropriate forms.  

  • Labels chart with correct patient and physician information.

  • Processes patient orders into the medical record per center’s policy and procedure

  • Processes patient discharge orders.  

  • Make copies of medical record for accepting facility as required by policy.

  • Disassembles patient chart and sends chart to medical records after patient discharge.

  • Orders supplies under direction of the nurse manager/charge nurse/ADON/DON.

  • Assist physicians as needed.

  • Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the Company's Code of Business Conduct, its policies and procedures, the Corporate Compliance Agreement, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable professional standards.

  • Promotes adherence to the Company's Code of Business Conduct and the Corporate Compliance Agreement by monitoring employee performance and identifying and responding to compliance issues.

  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.

  • Understands the principles of growth and development for the entire lifespan and ability to provide care appropriate for adult and geriatric patients as appropriate to the patient population.

  • Ability to work under stress and to respond quickly in emergency situations.  Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.

  • Demonstrates a high level of interpersonal skills when working or interacting with patients, their families and other staff members.

  • Ability to communicate in English effectively through verbal and written means to the extent necessary to perform job duties appropriately.  Reading and comprehension at level necessary to perform job duties appropriately.

  • Promote adherence to the Company's Code of Business Conduct and the Corporate Compliance Agreement by monitoring employee performance and identifying and responding to compliance issues:   

  • Must read, write and speak fluent English.

  • Must have good and regular attendance.

  • Approximate percent of time required to travel:   0 – 10%

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

Licenses/Certification:  Certified Nursing Assist preferred

Experience:

  • 1 year recent Unit Secretary or Nursing Assistant experience.
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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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You have high standards. So do we. Find your future with Kindred, the nation’s largest specialty hospital company. A career here will allow you to learn, thrive and grow in a positive and supportive environment where your input matters. Join us and see all that you can accomplish when you combine your talent, skills and dedication with a highly successful and compassionate healthcare leader.

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Nursing excellence practiced here. Kindred is the nation’s largest specialty hospital company, and our nurses are a big reason why. Here, you’ll engage our patients and their families by providing the skill, comfort and compassionate care needed for the best possible outcomes and reducing lengths of stay and unnecessary re-hospitalizations. Join our dedicated staff and gain valuable experience as you learn, grow and thrive in a positive and empowering environment.

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Rehabilitation is the key to everything we do. And our caring, compassionate therapists are proud to lead the way. As one of the largest providers of rehabilitation therapy in the country, we’ve been managing rehab for more than 30 years. Whether you are a physical, occupational or speech-language therapist, we have opportunities that allow you to provide exceptional care in an environment committed to career growth and continual learning and support.

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