10/29/2019

3 Tips for New Unit Secretaries (Video)



These are the 3 Tips I would give to the new Unit Secretaries. 

Take good notes during orientation. There will be tests/exams that you will order daily, weekly, or monthly. Then there will be tests/exams that will be ordered once every blue moon. So what you see in orientation may not come around for a while, so that's why it is best to write everything down. 

There are a lot of different personalities in the hospital. From the nurses, doctors, patients, visitors, vendors, etc., people are stressed. One thing that I would recommend is to understand this and walk away when necessary. 

Burnout may happen. You need to know your body and know your limitations. Overtime may be abundant in the hospital setting, and the temptation to get a lot of OT is there. Even if you choose not to work a lot, burnout could still happen. That's why I encourage you to use your PTO (Personal Time Off) and take a vacation. 
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