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Unit Secretary, Recovery Ambulatory Surgery, Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin

Date: Jan 12, 2019

Location: Elgin, IL, US, 60123-4912

Company: Presence Health

Requisition ID: 60504

Location: Presence St Joseph Elgin

Location Address:
77 North Airlite Street, Elgin, IL  60123-4912 United States (US)


Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 40
Employment Status: Full-time 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Day



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.



  • Greets and receives visitors. Provides assistance or refers individuals to the appropriate source.


  • Handles all incoming telephone calls while maintaining confidentiality and determining the urgency or nature of the calls.  Directs the calls to the appropriate personnel.


  • Performs typing, transcribing, scanning, photocopying, faxing and filing of information for office operations.


  • 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.


  • Identifies and reports deviations from safety. Adheres to guidelines of electrical safety and infection control.


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 Hosp Elgin
Department Name: Recovery Ambul Sur PSJH

Job Segment: Secretary, Medical, Clinic, Electrical, Clerical, Administrative, Healthcare, Engineering

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