The unit secretary is responsible for coordinating non-clinical activities on a nursing unit. These duties include processing physician orders and managing communications among the nursing staff, physicians, visitors, patients, and ancillary departments. The unit secretary is also the first point of contact for anyone entering the department looking for patients or staff members, so they must present a professional demeanor at all times.
Unit Secretary Tasks
Perform administrative and paperwork tasks like admitting patients, requisitioning supplies, and entering orders.
Answer telephones, relay messages, and communicate with patients and physicians.
Act as first contact, communications hub, and receptionist for a medical unit.