Showing posts with label Patient Interactions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Patient Interactions. Show all posts

What Unit Secretaries Do (Video)

As a medical secretary at the hospital, you're used to answering calls from patients in their room, scared witless by upcoming procedures. 


You spend your days filing paperwork and keeping track of patients scheduled for surgeries, and even casting an eye over charts when called upon. The process is tedious work, but it's undeniably critical, so if you thrive on routine, this might be just your type of job!



Patient Interactions as a Unit Secretary (Video)



As a Unit Secretary there are a lot of times when we do interact with the patients.

Some examples include:
  • Feeding the patient (make sure the patient is not an aspiration precaution).
  • Raise and lower the Head of the Bed (check with the nurse first to make sure that there are no orders for it to remain at a certain degree).
  • If the patient is sitting in a recliner, you can raise the feet part (check with the nurse first to make sure that there are no orders for the patient to remain in a certain position).
  • Wheel the patient down when they are discharged.
  • Take blankets, pillowcases, juice, ice to the patient when they call on the call light.
  • Sometimes, the patient does not want to be alone and just wants someone in the room with them. If you can spare a few minutes, just sit and talk with them.