Unit Secretary in Indianapolis Salary

A Unit Secretary in Indianapolis, Indiana earns an average wage of $13.71 per hour. A skill in Medical Terminology is associated with high pay for this job.

Job Description for Unit Secretary

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.

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Unit Secretary Tasks

  • 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.

About Indianapolis, Indiana

Marion County, Indiana
848,423
Male:
410,615 (48.4%)
Female:
437,808 (51.6%)
Indianapolis (pronounced /ˌɪndiəˈnæpəlɪs/), is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. It is in the East North Central region of the Midwestern United States. With an estimated population of 853,173 in 2015, Indianapolis is the second most populous city in the Midwest, after Chicago, and 14th largest in the U.S. The city is the economic and cultural center of the Indianapolis metropolitan area, home to 2 million people, the 34th most populous metropolitan statistical area in the U.S. Its combined statistical area ranks 26th, with 2.4 million inhabitants. Indianapolis covers 372 square miles (963.5 km²), making it the 16th largest city by land area in the U.S. Founded in 1821 as a planned city for the new seat of the government of Indiana, Indianapolis was platted by Alexander Ralston and Elias Pym Fordham on a 1-square-mile (2.6 km2) grid adjacent to the White...
Indianapolis:
$41,278
Indiana:
$50,532
$807
Indianapolis:
$123,500
Indiana:
$131,000
5.6%

Unit Secretary Job Listings

Key Stats for Unit Secretary

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%

Skills That Affect Unit Secretary Salaries

Medical Terminology
▲13%

Medical Records
▲6%

Typing
▲4%

Data Entry
▼0%

Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
$28,000

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 40%