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Unit Secretary - PRN - St. Joseph, Chicago

Date: Aug 26, 2019

Requisition ID: 67414

Ministry:  Presence St Joseph Hsp Chicago

Location: Presence St Joseph Chicago

Location Address:
2900 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL  60657 United States (US)



Department: 20800125 Obstetrics Gyne Unit SJH 

Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 0
Employment Status: PRN / Registry 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Night



The Unit Secretary is responsible for accurately and thoroughly performing general receptionist, secretarial and clerical duties on the assigned nursing unit. Demonstrates a welcoming and friendly attitude to all customers including patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians. The Unit Secretary facilitates the smooth, efficient operations of the patient care unit.




  1. Identifies and reports deviations from safety. Adheres to guidelines of electrical safety and infection control.
  2. Promotes a safe environment by addressing call lights in a timely manner and follows through with the appropriate nursing staff to ensure patients’ needs are met.
  3. Performs typing, transcribing, scanning, photocopying, faxing and filing of information for office operations.
  4. Handles all incoming telephone calls while maintaining confidentiality and determining the urgency or nature of the calls. Directs the calls to the appropriate personnel.
  5. Greets and receives visitors. Provides assistance or refers individuals to the appropriate source.



This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.





To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Education and/or Experience

High School diploma or equivalent required.


Previous Unit Secretary experience preferred.


Ability to comprehend medical terminology. Ability to apply medical knowledge procedure and understand and act on technical information from supervisors, charts, reference books, procedural manuals, etc.


Computer Skills




Business Unit: Presence St Joseph Hsp Chicago

Job FunctionSupport Services 


EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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