The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Unit Secretary with Typing skills is $12.23.
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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. A unit secretary must transcribe physician orders accura…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Unit Secretary
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Skills in Customer Service, Data Entry, Medical Terminology and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medical Records.
Pay by Experience Level for Unit Secretary
An early career Unit Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.69 based on 294 salaries. A mid-career Unit Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.65 based on 227 salaries. An experienced Unit Secretary with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.63 based on 217 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
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