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Unit Secretary - Float Staff

We Are Hiring

Unit Secretary

Department: Float Staff

Full-Time Night / 36 Hours Weekly

Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital

Why Join Ascension?

In Michigan, Ascension operates 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 20,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Michigan is working together to help bring patients more resources and better care. Ascension Michigan is also committed to its community; it provided over $272 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2018. Ascension Michigan is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, you will have the opportunity to understand and apply Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital mission statement by assisting in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating the activities occurring in the nursing station by performing clerical and receptionist duties and maintaining the physical environment of the area.


  • Essential Functions
  • Transcribes and transmits doctor’s orders and confers with registered nurse regarding scheduling patient’s activities and tests.
  • Performs clerical functions within the unit clerk sphere of responsibility by communication with other members of the health care team.
  • Courteously answers telephone and intercom, takes messages, and communicates messages to the appropriate person.
  • Documents and maintains records and charts.
  • Performs clerical duties related to the admission and discharge of patients.
  • Orders supplies and equipment in appropriate amounts, receives and stores items in proper area.
  • Compiles new charts’, maintaining current charts, and enter patient information on the charts and Kardex, utilizing computer as needed.
  • Assists in orientation of new staff to clerical duties of the unit.
  • Daily clerical duties for the assigned nursing unit shall be completed per policy.
  • Non-Essential Functions
  • Attend educational programs and complete mandatory education requirements.
  • Utilizes excellent communication skills when interacting with patients, visitors, physicians, and Crittenton Hospital Medical Center employees in compliance with guest relations’ guidelines.
  • Must be able to wear any personal protective equipment (PPE) required for complying with Standard Precautions. (OSHA)
  • Under direction of charge nurse, assist with obtaining additional staffing in units with “closed staffing”.
  • This position shall have access to and disclose personal health information only when reasonably necessary to perform the designated job related responsibilities. Disclosure and/or use of personal health information for any purpose other than as reasonably necessary for designated job responsibilities is prohibited.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
  • This position requires the ability to identify age related differences within the persons served and the adjustment of treatment style and expectations as appropriate, including adjustments based on the person’s served cognitive function and learning ability. This will include taking into account their religious and cultural needs and preferences.

What You Will Need

  • HS or Equivalent 
    • High School diploma or GED equivalent required
Work Experience:
  • Six (6) months previous experience as a Unit Secretary or satisfactory completion of a hospital-approved training program within the previous 12 months required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Rochester Providence Hospital is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know.
For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:
EEO is the Law Poster Supplement
Thank you for considering a career with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center.
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Job ID: 389154
Category: Administrative Support
Ministry: Ascension Providence Rochester, MI
Location: Rochester, MI

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