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Unit Secretary, 4NE Medical Surgical

Company: Virginia Hospital Center
Location: Arlington
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:


Unit Secretary, 4NE Medical Surgical

The Unit Secretary (US) is responsible for performing a variety of receptionist and clerical duties relating to the updating and organizing of information and supplies on the nursing units, coordinating work within the unit as well as with other units and departments, reporting pertinent information to the immediate supervisor, respond to inquiries and requests from staff patients and visitors and supporting patient care delivery. This position has frontline responsibility for handling customer service interactions through telephone and personal contact and facilitating unit efficiency.

Where appropriate, this employee will answer phones, schedule appointments, call physicians' offices as requested and accurately provide information to affiliated providers.

This position has no responsibility for the assessment, treatment, or care of patients. However, the ability to communicate and interact with patients/public/staff of all ages is required.

Come join a hospital dedicated to you and your career!

VHC Health is a 453-bed nationally recognized Hospital and teaching facility that has been delivering high quality care to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 75 years. VHC is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (a national network of independent healthcare organizations), a designated Level II Trauma Center and a recognized Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We are proud to announce that the Leapfrog Group has awarded the hospital with an 'A' grade in Hospital Safety for the 19th year in a row, achieved an Outstanding Patient Experience Award--- for the 10th year in a row and VHC has ranked Number 2 in "Best Hospitals" in the Washington, DC metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report's 2021-2022 rankings. At VHC we are always striving to provide continued excellence and growth for our employees as well as top notch care for our patients.


* High school diploma or equivalent.
* Minimum of one year computer knowledge and skills to include typing and date entry required.
* Secretarial experience preferred.
* Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.


* Demonstrates knowledge of patient rights.
* Serves as advocate for patient and families.
* Advocates for unit needs. Consistently works well with all members of the healthcare team.
* Maintains a collaborative relationship among healthcare team by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods.
* Supports patient care by escorting patients/families to rooms, arranging transportation, and other duties as assigned.
* Facilitates the movement of the patient through the system (Scheduling / Admission / Discharge / Transfers, etc.)


* Paid Major Holidays
* Generous Paid Time Off / Vacation
* Sick Time
* Health Insurance
* Dental Insurance
* Undergraduate Student Loan Repayment
* Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
* Health Savings Account (HSA)
* Health Fitness & Education Class Discounts
* Employee Wellness Benefits
* Hospital Discount for Employees and Family
* VHC Retirement Program
* Tuition Reimbursement
* Free onsite parking
* Commuter Benefits
* Career Coaching
* Family Leave
* 401(k) + Match
* and much more!

Keywords: Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington , Unit Secretary, 4NE Medical Surgical, Healthcare , Arlington, Virginia

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