Unit Secretary - Emergency Department - ED

SCL Health
Lafayette, CO
Post Date:
December 04, 2019
Job Status:



You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Unit Secretary.


You know how to move fast. You know how to stay organized. You know how to have fun.

Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.




Our busy Emergency Department sees very high-acuity patients of all demographics and treating more than 42,000 patients/year. Our Emergency Department provides full-service and specialized care, including:


  • Certified Chest Pain Center
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Level II Trauma Center
  • Cardiovascular Center of Excellence
  • Emergency services for mental and emotional health
  • Fast-Track ED for evaluating and treating less serious conditions quickly
  • Telemedicine
  • Community education  trauma and injury prevention as well as CPR/first aid education at local schools and events


Good Samaritan Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. At our 234-bed Level II Trauma Center, our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Were especially proud of our people, who helped make us one of Americas 100 Best Hospitals according to Healthgrades.


Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.




Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.


Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.


Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.


Your day.


As a Unit Secretary you need to know how to:


  • Greet patients/residents/families/community and direct questions, concerns to appropriate person or destination and/or provide assistance. Answer telephone and/or patient call lights promptly and follow through with patient requests.
  • Provide clerical support to unit including making copies, scheduling appointments, distributing mail, and maintaining supplies. Input equipment requests and patient charges. Collect unit data and maintain unit statistics and maintain daily patient log sheet.
  • Assemble patient charts and maintain charts with appropriate forms, enter physician orders, file reports, assure all forms are in correct order, analyze medical record for completeness, implement downtime forms as appropriate. Transcribe physician's orders, copy records, relay messages, and prepare, compile, and maintain various records at the nursing station.
  • Admit patients, administer and maintain patient records, break down medical charts for record keeping and coordinate billing.
  • At discharge, prepare discharge forms as indicated and also prepare current and old medical records for Health Information Department.
  • Assist in stocking supplies in rooms and rounding on patients, as needed.


Your experience.


We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:


  • High School diploma or equivalent, required
  • Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association or the ability to obtain within three (3) months of hire (with prior approval), required
  • At least one (1) year of clerical experience, preferred


Your next move.


Now that you know more about being a Unit Secretary on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.



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