Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Unit Secretary is $15.51
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Unit Secretaries?
An early career Unit Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.28 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Unit Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.78 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Unit Secretary with …Read more
What Do Unit Secretaries Do?
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.
A unit secretary must transcribe physician orders …Read more
- Act as first contact, communications hub, and receptionist for a medical unit.
- Answer telephones, relay messages, and communicate with patients and physicians.
- Perform administrative and paperwork tasks like admitting patients, requisitioning supplies, and entering orders.