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Unit Secretary - Emergency Department

Job ID: 971177
Facility: The Outer Banks Hospital, Inc.
Dept: Emergency Department
Location: Nags Head, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Jul 9, 2024

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Job Description

ECU Health

About The Outer Banks Hospital

The Outer Banks Hospital is a full-service critical access hospital offering a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services. The 21-bed facility is designed to meet the needs of the coastal community, whose year-round population of approximately 35,000 swells to about 350,000 in the summer season. Its campus includes four ORs, a medical/surgical unit, a labor & delivery suite with a dedicated caesarian section OR, a full rehabilitation therapy center, cancer treatment and radiation therapy center, and a 24-hour emergency department.

OBH is fully accredited, provides high quality care in a compassionate environment to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay, and has been nationally recognized for outstanding patient care.

Position Summary

The Unit Secretary handles administrative tasks and performs diverse duties for nursing department.


Follows departmental guidelines for absences and tardiness. Complies with allotted break and meal times. Is flexible with and participates collaboratively with unit self scheduling. Resolves staffing conflicts. Participates in temporary assignment measures of department. Attends at least 75% of unit staff meetings, and mandatory unit or hospital based in-services.
Participates in elective education offerings. Is an active participant in unit and/or hospital based communities. Practices collaboratively with colleagues and others members of healthcare team. Shift reports and communications are timely, pertinent and accurate.
Follow established infection control/standard precautions policies and procedures. Responds quickly and appropriately to emergency situations. Is aware of standard of practice for profession or specialty and integrates such into daily practice. Demonstrates an awareness of self-responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
Greets and directs patients, visitors and staff in courteous manner. Can use phone system appropriately. Maintains orderly and hazard free work area (secretary station, nursing stations, kitchen, lounge, storage areas, hallways).
Accurately scans all charts to HIMS in a timely manner. Stocks paper supplies, maintains checklists and unit logs. Assembles new charts/chart packs as needed. Order and maintains supplies as needed for unit function to run smoothly. Knows ordering process. Enters work orders into intranet (IT, Biomed, Plant Ops).
Enters data into NC STEP portal, removes consulted patients from NC STEP portal. Arranges transfer to medical and behavioral facilities in a timely manner.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent is required. One to two years of further education preferred.

Knowledge of computer and other office equipment required. Ability to manage numerous projects and set priorities. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Other Information

Location: ECU Health Outer Banks Hospital - Emergency Department

Shift: Nights

Hours: 7PM-7AM (Three 12hr shifts/week)

Weekends: Rotating

On-Call: No

Great Benefits!

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Brandon Peppers, Talent Acquisition Consultant

ECH Health Talent Acquisition

Email: [email protected]

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