Showing posts with label 3 Tips for the Unit Secretary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 3 Tips for the Unit Secretary. Show all posts

Be Prepared to Work Harder as Unit Secretary (Video)

With the vaccine mandates for healthcare workers spreading across the county, as a Unit Secretary, I want you to be prepared to work harder and longer hours.


You know firsthand about the staffing shortages for those of you who worked at a hospital before the pandemic. 


And the pandemic not only exposed the staffing shortages but also stretched them.


With these vaccine mandates, it will be stretched even more as your coworkers quit or are fired. 


So I want you to get your mind together before you walk through those hospitals doors. 


I want you to be prepared to float to another floor if your department gets shut down. I want you to be ready to float to another floor if another department has needs more significant than your department. 

A Hurricane is Coming! What to Expect Working as a Unit Secretary During a Hurricane (Video)


With a Hurricane fast approaching, I have a video for those new Unit Secretaries who have never worked at a hospital during or after a Hurricane. Check it out. 

2 More Tips for the New Unit Secretary (Video)



I made a video a while ago titled 3 Tips for the New Unit Secretary, where I explained that you should take good notes, understand that there are a lot of personalities in the hospital, and know that burnout may happen.

In this video, I added two more tips, and one of them is still to take good notes! The other is to be time. 

Watch the video above to find out why.

3 Signs You're a Good Unit Secretary (Video)

These are the 3 ways that you can tell that you are a good Unit Secretary.

  1. You are always in control and can make decisions without being micromanaged. 
  2. You leave no one to wonder where to get information.
  3. And you understand that there are ALOT of different personalities in a hospital and you can work with them all. 

3 Tips for New Unit Secretaries (Video)



These are the 3 Tips I would give to the new Unit Secretaries. 

Take good notes during orientation. There will be tests/exams that you will order daily, weekly, or monthly. Then there will be tests/exams that will be ordered once every blue moon. So what you see in orientation may not come around for a while, so that's why it is best to write everything down. 

There are a lot of different personalities in the hospital. From the nurses, doctors, patients, visitors, vendors, etc., people are stressed. One thing that I would recommend is to understand this and walk away when necessary. 

Burnout may happen. You need to know your body and know your limitations. Overtime may be abundant in the hospital setting, and the temptation to get a lot of OT is there. Even if you choose not to work a lot, burnout could still happen. That's why I encourage you to use your PTO (Personal Time Off) and take a vacation.