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Unit Secretary - Inpatient Rehab

Overview
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
A joint venture with Select Medical
Chester, NJ
Unit Secretary
For more than six decades, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation has pioneered the course of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Consistently named to "America's Best Hospitals" list by U.S. News & World Report, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation has set the gold standard in rehabilitation and is ranked as the top rehabilitation hospital in the East. Leading-edge treatment programs, research and mentorship opportunities for our staff, hands-on environment, interdisciplinary team approach.
Overview of Select Medical Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals
Select Medical's Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals provide advanced treatment and comprehensive care to best address the medical, physical, emotional and vocational challenges for individuals with:
Brain Injury
Spinal Cord Injury
Stroke
Amputation
Neurological Disorders
Orthopedic Conditions
Multiple Traumas
Position Summary
Organizes clerical functions of the nursing unit, including communication, record keeping, logs, and patient information. Notifies the nursing staff and/or charge nurse in a timely manner of pertinent patient information, including physician orders, laboratory or test results, and communication from other departments.
This position is Per Diem, alternating weekend shift
Responsibilities
Specific Duties
Acts as a receptionist for the nursing unit, answering telephone calls, patient lights, and greeting and assisting visitors and staff. Answers questions and/or assists in problem solving or re-directing people to the proper resource.
Organizes and updates all patient charts including proper forms with proper labels, posting orders for validation by the nurse or charge nurse, assuring proper order of charts, and thinning charts when indicated according to guidelines.
Assembles new patient charts including proper tagging and identification, forms, stickers, and admission packets for use by clinical staff including nurses and physicians.
Processes admissions, discharges and transfers, including computer entry and census information under the direction of the nurse.
Reviews physician order sheets for new orders, initiates the necessary paper work assuring that no order is implemented until it is signed off by a nurse.
Arranges appointments for patients under the direction of the nurse.
Maintains supplies in support of the nursing unit including secretarial supplies and forms as well as equipment rentals or other special purchases in collaboration with the charge nurse or the DON.
Assists with patient call lights, patient transportation, and patient care needs when needed and in accordance with their training and skill.
Makes copies and performs any clerical support activities to assure efficiency and provide support to the clinical staff.
Cross-trained and serves as a back up for Admission Coordinator when needed.
Qualifications
Minimum Education & Experience (Including Licenses)
Education: High School Graduate or equivalent required.A minimum of 1 year clerical experience preferred in a medical setting.Proficient computer skills.

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