Unit Secretary
Washington, DC 
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Posted 24 days ago
Job Description

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis—caring for the whole person—MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.


MedStar Georgetown’s centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet® nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown’s healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership.

General Summary of Position:

The incumbent in this position performs secretarial, clerical and receptionist support duties necessary for the operations of a patient care unit. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.

Qualifications:

  • High School graduate or the equivalent (GED).
  • Completion of a Unit Secretary Training Program or equivalent in experience.
  • One-year experience as a unit secretary preferred.
  • Experience in an acute care facility desirable.
  • Familiarity with basic medical terminology preferred.
  • Ability to set priorities and organize many functions at the same time for an entire unit.
  • Flexibility and calmness required in order to perform a variety of functions in a setting which may be stressful or change unexpectedly due to a patient's condition.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must have effective communication and interpersonal skills to relate to patients with varying degrees of illness, staff and visitors.
  • Must have the desire to function as a member of a healthcare team.
  • Ability to learn and use basic automated systems for inventory, transmission of information and record keeping.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Rotating
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
Open
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