Even Though You Have Access (Video)




Even though you have access to the patients' personal private medical information, you shouldn't look at it. 

HIPAA is drummed into those of us who work in the medical field, but for some people, the fear of fines and possible jail time doesn't scare them. 

How To Negotiate Your Salary as a Unit Secretary (Video)


A viewer wanted some advice on negotiating the salary for a new position that she is applying for at the company she already works at.    


      Below are some of the suggestions that I had for her:  

  •  Be confident when you ask for the money
  • Ask for the top of your range
  • Ask for the salary in a year range. For example: instead of asking for $20 per hour, ask for a salary within $38,000 - $45,000
  • If you have been with the company for a while and are willing to be with them for the long term; tell them so
  • Your previous experience adds to and does not take away, and you should be compensated for it
  • Negotiate no more than twice.
  • If you’ve agreed to a certain amount than stand by it.
  • Be willing to walk away.

What are the Qualifications to Be a Unit Secretary? (Video)



A lot of the viewers to my YouTube channel are people looking for any information on being a Unit Secretary.


I love getting these types of questions. And I love answering and making videos for them.


Keep the questions coming. 

What Is It Like Working On The Maternity Unit as a Unit Secretary? (Video)




A viewer asked me to expound more on my time working on the Maternity unit.


Some things to keep in mind when working on that unit:

  • You will admit two patients – the mother and the baby
  • The baby’s name in the system will be by their gender and last name (ex. Baby Girl Hernandez or Baby Boy Smith)
  • You will place a name alerts on the chart and in the system for babies with the same last name (it doesn’t matter what their gender is, if the last name is the same place that sticker on the chart)
  • The babies will have a band on them that is connected to the alarm system, so that if a baby is near is any door it will sound. This is to protect the baby from being kidnapped. Of course it is turned off if the baby is scheduled to leave the floor for a procedure or when being discharged
  • You will discharge both mother and baby upon them leaving (unless the baby is not being discharge and instead is being transferred to NICU)
  • You will be buzzing in a lot of families, friends, and more onto the unit who want to see the mother and the new baby
  • You will interact with outside authorities because you will have some babies born addicted to drugs or HIV positive or other reasons.
  • You will see women who had a baby four hours ago and now they are outside smoking a cigarette
  • And more…..

 

Side note: I never worked on the Mother /Baby unit full-time, I only floated there a few times.