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Unit Secretary in Culver City at Southern California Hospitals

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Unit Secretary

We are hospitals and affiliated medical groups, working closely together for the benefit of every person who comes to us for care. We build comprehensive networks of quality healthcare services that are designed to offer our patients highly coordinated, personalized care and help them live healthier lives. Through collaboration, we strive to provide all of our patients and medical group members with the quality, affordable healthcare they need and deserve.

The Unit Secretary is responsible for coordinating and performing a broad range of clerical support functions in the nursing unit. Specific duties include performing reception functions, inventory and ordering of unit supplies, collecting and compiling patient data, and assembling and organizing medical records. Coordinates and assists with patient access, nursing, and case management for patient admission and discharge process. 

Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Accurately prepares correspondence, documents, forms reports and ad hoc projects in a timely manner.  Establishes and maintains effective filing systems, provides excellent departmental telephone and reception coverage, and completes additional clerical duties as assigned.   Ensures patient call lights are answered in a timely manner.  Ensures HIPAA Compliance. 
  • Actively engages in caring behaviors, taking conscious ownership for work and takes a proactive, deliberate, and thoughtful actions regarding work activities. Demonstrates appropriate use of independent judgement and decision making.
  • Effectively uses all applicable computer and office systems/procedures to coordinate documentation, data, and information for the shift to ensure timely communication and smooth operations.  Ensures appropriate inventory of supplies and proper functioning of equipment.  Ensures the work area is clean, clutter free, and organized. 


Minimum Education: High School Graduate or Equivalent required.

Minimum Experience: Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job. Understanding of basic medical terminology. Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English. Computer literacy and proficiency. Bilingual skills to communicate effectively with patients and families preferred.

Req. Certification/Licensure: AHA Basic Life Support required. Hospital Fire and Life Safety Card (Los Angeles City Employees only) required.

Employee Value Proposition

Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., is guided by a diverse and highly experienced leadership core. This group maintains the vision that has made Prospect a needed difference-maker in the lives of so many patients today, and many executives contribute to our continued efforts. As a member of our highly effective team of professionals you will receive:

  • Company 401K
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid time-off
  • Life insurance

How to Apply

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We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.

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