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. 

Are There a Lot of Men in the Medical Field? (Video)


A viewer wanted to know if there were a lot of men in the medical field. I break down the male/female ratio in the hospital (of course it varies from location to location) and let him know that he will not be alone when he starts working.

A Physician Was Stabbed - And No One Helped (Video)


A Physician was stabbed at a Pennsylvania hospital, and although, according to the doctor, there were multiple witnesses, no one stepped in to help. 


Violence in a hospital is nothing new. Patients attack (it could be the medication that they are on), visitors attack (emotions play a large part), co-workers attack (although very rare because most are licensed and are not willing to lose it over.....anybody).


So, watch the video and tell me if you've ever witnessed violence firsthand as a Unit Secretary.