Erickson Living Unit Secretary - Sub acute/Rehab in Pompton Plains, New Jersey
Cedar Crest is a 130-acre senior living campus located in Pompton Plains, NJ. Our team members enjoy the opportunity to work in a vibrant community situated in the rolling hills and scenic valleys of historic Morris County.
For professionals dedicated to helping seniors live life to the fullest, Cedar Crest provides a rewarding alternative to the typical retirement community career. Our team members help each resident achieve the most active and independent lifestyle possible. In fact, almost everything our residents need can be found on campus or nearby. There is an abundance of amenities available, as well as hundreds of clubs and activities, excellent on-site restaurants, a state-of-the-art medical center, an all-season pool, and a fitness center. For this reason, Cedar Crest continually offers career opportunities in three major categories: Healthcare, Dining and Community Support.
TheUnit Secretaryperforms secretarial, receptionist, and clerical duties to support the nursing unit and/or assisted care or assisted living facility. May also provide basic secretarial support to the Clinical Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Department Structure / Support
Contributes to building a positive team spirit
Does not require reminders to perform tasks and complete assignment
Follows all Nursing Department Policies & Procedures
Willingly attends inservices to increase job knowledge and skills
Attends all staff meetings on the unit when scheduled to work
Unit / Office
Maintains charts in proper sequence and thins according to policy.
Accurately transcribes orders per policy, if applicable.
Obtains all pertinent information and appropriate paperwork for new admissions and prepares new medical chart.
Schedules resident appointments in a timely manner.
Completes and distributes appropriate reports
Files all records in appropriate alphabetical format
Maintains nurses station, including forms, files, drawers and cabinets in an orderly fashion
Maintains accurate records of residents’ appointments and work orders
Demonstrates efficient ordering of unit supplies
Uses all equipment safely and correctly; reports malfunctioning equipment promptly
Changes resident charge sheets in MAR’s weekly, gives old sheets to charge nurse for review and then forwards completed charge sheets to Business Office Manager
Responsible for checking and straightening medical supply closet daily
Transports residents to on-campus appointments, as needed
Maintain process to ensure outside physicians are compliant with monthly signatures to orders
Ensures residents are seen by medical provider in accordance with State regulations
Competently completes assignments in a timely manner
Is flexible and willingly works other units as dictated by resident need
Competent in required job skills and knowledge, as evidenced by annual skills checklist
Works closely with other Unit Secretaries to ensure seamless transfer of residents thought Renaissance Gardens.
Maintains resident confidentiality
Answers questions from family members or refers them to the nurse
Selects and uses appropriate communication methods
Notifies nurse before and after leaving the unit
Schedules time off in advance
Leadership / Initiative
Demonstrates a time-conscious awareness, keeping non-essential interruptions to an absolute minimum in order to complete resident care priorities
Manages competing demands
Demonstrates willingness and ability to learn new policies and procedures
Acts as a role model for new employees
Shares ideas to solve problems on the unit and looks for ways to improve unit
Changes approach or method to best fit the situation
Flexible in meeting unit scheduling needs
Assumes responsibility for accurately recording own schedule
Assumes responsibility for professional certification(s)
Erickson Standards / Values
Displays courtesy and respect
Answers phone promptly, courteously, and takes accurate phone messages
Respond to all resident requests (verbally or call-light) for assistance
Smiles and consistently exudes a pleasant persona
Appropriately interacts with other departments within the community
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High-school diploma/GED; some college preferred.
Demonstrated proficiency with current computer software applications required
Health Care background / Medical Terminology preferred
Job: *Unit Secretary
Title: Unit Secretary - Sub acute/Rehab
Location: New Jersey-Pompton Plains
Requisition ID: 18113135