7 Skills to Have as a Hospital Unit Secretary

Working as a hospital unit secretary requires a vast array of skills. 

  1. Being organized and detail-oriented are essential, as they enable staff to keep track of day-to-day affairs in the healthcare setting. 
  2. Communication is necessary, as hospital unit secretaries must be able to effectively interact with patients, family members, and other staff members. 
  3. Furthermore, a good knowledge of medical terminology and procedures is required for accuracy in documentation, reports, correspondence, and other forms of communication. 
  4. Additionally, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment is critical for responding promptly to patient needs.
  5. Computer literacy is also key for entering patient data into electronic medical records. 
  6. Lastly, problem solving skills are necessary for finding solutions when conflicts arise. 

Possessing these and more qualities will help someone succeed as a hospital unit secretary.


When a Patient Threatens to Leave....



7600 People Bought Fake Nursing Diplomas, Operation Nightengale


Operation Nightengale, an investigation exposing the activities of a group of nurses in America, has revealed that 7600 people purchased fake nursing diplomas. 

The diplomas were sold for profit, allowing the people to sit in front of the nursing board and possibly get nursing jobs. 

This alarming discovery shines a light on the dangers posed by healthcare workers acting unethically in ways that could ultimately risk the lives of hospital patients around the country. 

I hope I don't know any of these people, but I probably do, as this scheme took place in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Florida, and Texas. 


How I Feel....



Chat GPT and the Unit Secretary (Video)


CHATGPT is a powerful artificial intelligence tool that healthcare organizations may incorporate into their systems. 

As a unit secretary, I cannot help but be intrigued by the potential impact this technology will have on our role and its future. Beyond facilitating clerical processes such as record-keeping and documentation, CHATGPT could make completing many of the clinical tasks currently handled by medical secretaries more efficient and accurate. 

That would make life easier for healthcare administrators and patients and relieve some of the pressure on personnel in the field. 

While there are still many kinks to work out before this technology can completely replace existing workflows, it looks like CHATGPT could be an important part of a transforming healthcare landscape in the near future.

But should Unit Secretaries be concerned about this program taking their job? I'll explain this in the video above.