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Unit Associate - Full-Time Days 8am-4:30pm

Location:Fairfield, CT
Employment Type:Full Time
Unit/Shift Hours:Days
Description:Summary: Maintain the organization of the unit to ensure communication and smooth workflow.

Reports To: Assistant Nurse Manager, Nurse Manager, Clinical Nurse Leader, Nursing Director

Titles Supervised: N/A

Hours Per Week: 40 hours, 8am - 4:30pm day position

Tandet East
Duties:Essential Responsibilities:

1. Organizes and coordinates the daily activities of the unit related to physician visits including setting up physician visits, patient/resident appointments, lab and x-ray appointments; Prioritizes work to meet unit/department needs and maintains all unit files and medical records in an appropriate and confidential manner.
2. Orders and checks in over the counter medications and unit supplies.
3. Schedules and coordinates meetings requested by Nurse Manager/Director. Types unit correspondence/memos, resolves maintenance issues.
4. Answer phones/call bells and relates messages within the unit promptly and courteously.
5. Communicates tactfully with residents/patients recognizing their age, needs, abilities and physical condition. Serves as resource to staff, physicians, residents/patients, families and visitors.
6. Other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High School Diploma or GED. Graduate of a medical secretary program or equivalent work experience is preferred.

Experience: One year of experience in health care setting. Must have ability to handle multiple tasks and have strong communication, customer service and computer skills.

Licensure: None

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must be able to work in an environment with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile residents within the facility. Ability to handle multiple demands and deadlines; Ability to read and communicate effectively; Knowledge of medical terminology; Ability to utilize various software packages to carryout position responsibilities.

This description of responsibilities is intended to reflect the major responsibilities and duties of the job, but is not intended to describe minor duties or other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.

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