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Unit Secretary

Location: Poughkeepsie, New York US


Requisition Number: 7192-1

Position Title:

External Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.



Performs, under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, specific clerical functions and non-professional services necessary to maintain efficient and effective operations of the nursing unit or department consistent with the philosophy, goals, policies and procedures of the nursing department and hospital administration.

Coordinates all activities involved in the preparation and maintenance of the patient record to ensure accuracy and completeness.
Assembles, as needed, all admission records including patient record, addressograph plate and I.D. band.
Transcribes physician’s orders onto appropriate forms and records in accordance with departmental policies.
Maintains on a daily basis patient’s clinical records including graphic sheet, Intake and Output, MAR’s and others as needed in an accurate and timely manner.
Files test results and patient reports as necessary.
Reduces and stores patient records for patients with extended stay or voluminous records.
Prepares patient record for discharge and/or transfer including copying, chart breakdown and contacting appropriate departments.
Ensures that accurate and timely communication is facilitated and that the nursing unit/department is presented in a positive manner.
Answers telephone within three rings in a courteous manner, identifying self and nursing unit at all times.
Maintains complete and accurate telephone messages for all members of the department, for patients and for physicians assuring accurate routing of messages. Places calls to physicians and to other departments for the coordination of patient care, as needed.
Greets nursing department staff, physicians, patients and visitors promptly and courteously.

Location: Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Work Type: Part-Time

Standard Hours: 24.00

FTE: 0.500000

Work Schedule: EVENING 8

Work Shift: 3:00pm - 11:30pm including rotational weekends and holidays

Org Unit: 1228

Department: PCCU (Post Cardiac Care Unit)

Exempt: No





EOE, including disability/vets.


We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

City: Poughkeepsie

State: New York

Community / Marketing Title: Unit Secretary

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Location_formattedLocationLong: Poughkeepsie, New York US

Job Number: 37054