When a Hospital Unit Has 2 Secretaries (Video)

Although most Unit Secretaries work alone, there are some departments that require two secretaries per shift every day.

For example, when I worked on the “Main Floor”, I was one of two secretaries no matter what day I worked. The floor also had secretaries who were per diem (meaning as needed), who filled in the gap.

There was another floor that required two secretaries also, but because the unit could never keep their own staff, there were always “floats” there, so the secretaries never worked together as one because they didn’t have that comradery.

But when I transferred to the “ICU” I was the only secretary working during my shift.

The perks of having two sectaries per shift are:
They cover for each other during lunch
They are willing to switch shifts with each other
They can handle the unit if one of them is running late

Overall, they have each other’s back.

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