HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Surgical Waiting Area Secretary in Richmond, Virginia

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Parham Doctors’ Hospital , a campus of Henrico Doctors’ Hospital , is a 200-bed acute care facility located in Richmond, VA. We are a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, who ranks 63rdon Fortune’s 100 , and is one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S, where healthcare employment opportunities are almost endless!

Parham Doctors’ Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades as America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement. These distinctions put Parham Doctor’s Hospital in the top 5% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

The Joint Commission has awarded us with the Gold Seal of Approval for Joint Replacement and Spinal Fusion . We are a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center and an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We are a MBSAQIP-Accredited site for Bariatric Surgery and have a Total Joint Center of Excellence program and a Spine Center of Excellence program.

Parham Doctors' Hospital also provides a full range of surgical procedures in other specialties including podiatry, fracture repair, general surgery (including appendectomy, hernia repair, biopsies, and gallbladder surgeries), transurethral slings, and plastic surgery.

SURGICAL WAITING AREA SECRETARY CHALLENGES AND TASKS

  1. Primary clerical resource for unit.

  2. Performs a range of clerical and duties that support the operations for the Surgical Services Departments.

  3. Acts as unit receptionist greeting and directing visitors.

  4. Assists in the ordering, receipt and storage of supplies

  5. Assembles patient charts.

  6. Answers unit telephone, transfers calls, determines when to page staff members, and takes/forwards messages.

  7. Serves as important link in communication chain ensuring information is transmitted between nursing personnel, other hospital personnel, physicians, patients, family members, and other guests.

  8. Assists in entering patient information in Meditech computer system.

  9. Maintains nursing station in neat and orderly manner.

    1. Completes special projects for unit director, supervisors and charge nurses.

    2. Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

    3. Orients and mentors new staff members.

    • THOSE SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS WITH AN (*) ARE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
      CONSIDERED NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THIS JOB.

    EDUCATION Required: High school graduate or equivalent.

    Preferred: Certification as a Unit Secretary.

    EXPERIENCE
    Required: Previous clerical experience in hospital setting to include knowledge of medical terminology, computer systems, communication skills, customer service, and ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, and some lifting.

    Preferred: Previous experience as a unit secretary.

Job: *Admitting Registration Clerical & Scheduling

Title: Surgical Waiting Area Secretary

Location: Virginia-Richmond-Henrico Doctors Hospital Parham

Requisition ID: 00448-39400