Unit Secretary

Denver - Colorado (CO), 80221

Saint Joseph Hospital

Job Description:


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.

You’re 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.


Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 365-bed facility is one of the top-ranked hospitals in Denver, and has been awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence – Magnet designation – by the ANCC. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Our deep community roots date back to 1873, making us one of the oldest hospitals in Colorado.

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, we’ve 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 we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.

We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

We’re 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 you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.

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