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Unit Secretary North Smithfield, Rhode Island

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Job # 402996 Date posted 02/18/2021

Description

The Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island in North Smithfield, Rhode Island is a joint venture between Kindred Healthcare and Landmark Medical Center.  Many of the patients we serve have experienced stroke, brain and spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions requiring inpatient rehabilitative services.  Our goal is to help patients achieve their highest level of recovery with a goal of returning home as soon as able. 

JOB SUMMARY:

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:

  • 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.
  • 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 & 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.

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    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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