Centura Health Nursing Unit Secretary in Louisville, Colorado

Located minutes from Boulder, CO, in the charming community of Louisville, Avista Adventist Hospital is a comprehensive medical center that provides a full-range of medical specialties and exceptional health care to residents of Louisville, Broomfield and the surrounding Boulder area communities. With 114-beds, this full-service facility has been honored for excellence in cardiac, mom/baby and emergency care. It is also home to one of the area’s top joint and spine care centers specializing in hip and knee replacement, as well as spine surgery. Avista is proud to be recognized for its award-winning New Life Center, the area's most innovative birth center and large Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery. In 2013, Avista was named among the Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience by /Women Certified/® (womencertified.com) for quality physician communications, nurse/staff responsiveness, superior cleanliness and referrals by other women. With some of the lowest turnover and highest associate satisfaction scores in the industry, Avista Adventist Hospital has an excellent local reputation for its supportive culture, visionary leadership, strong team and daily living of what it means to truly /care for the whole person – body, mind and spirit./

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 131443_

_Recruiter Contact:_ MadelynHuggins@centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 6052 AAH LABOR AND DELIVERY*

_Hospital:_* AVISTA ADVENTIST HOSPITAL*

_Schedule:_ Full Time

_Shift:_ Days

_Job Summary_

Assists the healthcare team in coordinating, prioritizing and communicating patient, physician and staff needs. Assume personal accountability for organizational mission and core values.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

  • High School Education or equivalent

_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

_License/Certifications_

  • BLS - American Heart Association required

_Job Responsibilities (essential functions identified with a * )_

  • 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. *

  • This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.

_Physical Requirements_

  • Sedentary work -(prolonged periods of sitting and exert up to 10lbs force occasionally)

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.