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OR Unit Secretary/Coordinator

Company: Lawrence General Hospital
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

As the Unit Secretary Coordinator, you will perform duties pertaining to the daily operations of the Operating Room, assists the OR Nurse Manager/OR Charge Nurse in the general day-to-day activities of the operating room to ensure a smooth and efficient turnover, provide OR scheduling for Surgical Services and work collaboratively with the OR Booking Coordinators to ensure all needed resources are obtained and discrepancies are resolved for surgery. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:# Collaborates with physicians, offices, and patients to ensure a smooth, efficient turnover in the Operating Room. Assists OR Charge Nurse by monitoring the surgical schedule in order to avoid resource and/or schedule conflicts. Fosters and maintains effective communication and customer relations with all parties involved to facilitate efficient surgical throughput.# Performs technical and ancillary duties which may include assisting with the transport of patients and other materials necessary to facilitate efficient surgical throughput and turnover between surgical cases. Assists the OR Booking Coordinator by scheduling surgical cases and associated resources utilizing information acquired regarding each physician#s preference. Based on patient surgical needs and surgeon preferences, works with OR Charge Nurse to determine patient arrival times for the next day and contacts the patient. Conducts administrative functions such as updating logs, ordering supplies, overseeing locker assignments, sending specimens to the lab, administering handwashing reviews/entering results, etc. As part of the Surgical Services administrative team, assists with staffing coverage as needed (Preadmission Testing chart preparation, waiting room receptionist duties, etc.).# Collaborates with the hospital Admitting office to verify patients, their status, and other pertinent information to ensure accurate scheduling of surgical cases. Performs other duties as required to support the Surgical Services management team. EDUCATION AND RELATED EXPERIENCE: Required:# High school diploma required. Previous experience in related health care fields desired. Knowledge of medical terminology required. Computer literacy required. Previous booking or registration experience Preferred:# Associates degree preferred. Lawrence General Hospital is a private, non-profit community hospital providing the Merrimack Valley # southern New Hampshire regions with patient-centered, compassionate, and quality health care for the whole family. For over 140 years, the dedicated doctors, nurses, and staff of Lawrence General have been committed to improving the health of the people and communities we serve. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. #

As the Unit Secretary Coordinator, you will perform duties pertaining to the daily operations of the Operating Room, assists the OR Nurse Manager/OR Charge Nurse in the general day-to-day activities of the operating room to ensure a smooth and efficient turnover, provide OR scheduling for Surgical Services and work collaboratively with the OR Booking Coordinators to ensure all needed resources are obtained and discrepancies are resolved for surgery.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Collaborates with physicians, offices, and patients to ensure a smooth, efficient turnover in the Operating Room.
* Assists OR Charge Nurse by monitoring the surgical schedule in order to avoid resource and/or schedule conflicts.
* Fosters and maintains effective communication and customer relations with all parties involved to facilitate efficient surgical throughput.
* Performs technical and ancillary duties which may include assisting with the transport of patients and other materials necessary to facilitate efficient surgical throughput and turnover between surgical cases.
* Assists the OR Booking Coordinator by scheduling surgical cases and associated resources utilizing information acquired regarding each physician's preference.
* Based on patient surgical needs and surgeon preferences, works with OR Charge Nurse to determine patient arrival times for the next day and contacts the patient.
* Conducts administrative functions such as updating logs, ordering supplies, overseeing locker assignments, sending specimens to the lab, administering handwashing reviews/entering results, etc.
* As part of the Surgical Services administrative team, assists with staffing coverage as needed (Preadmission Testing chart preparation, waiting room receptionist duties, etc.).
* Collaborates with the hospital Admitting office to verify patients, their status, and other pertinent information to ensure accurate scheduling of surgical cases.
* Performs other duties as required to support the Surgical Services management team.

EDUCATION AND RELATED EXPERIENCE:

Required:

* High school diploma required.
* Previous experience in related health care fields desired.
* Knowledge of medical terminology required.
* Computer literacy required.
* Previous booking or registration experience

Preferred:

* Associates degree preferred.

Lawrence General Hospital is a private, non-profit community hospital providing the Merrimack Valley & southern New Hampshire regions with patient-centered, compassionate, and quality health care for the whole family. For over 140 years, the dedicated doctors, nurses, and staff of Lawrence General have been committed to improving the health of the people and communities we serve.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.

Keywords: Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence , OR Unit Secretary/Coordinator, Administration, Clerical , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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