Showing posts with label Steps To Becoming A Medical Secretary - A Step By Step Guide To Working In A Hospital. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Steps To Becoming A Medical Secretary - A Step By Step Guide To Working In A Hospital. Show all posts

6 Things to Know About Unit Secretaries (Video)




You may not know much about hospital secretaries, but they do a lot for the hospital. In this video I share six things you should know about them: 


  1. What are their duties? 
  2. Where did they come from? 
  3. How long have they been in the field of medicine? 
  4. Do they need to be certified or licensed by any organization to work as a secretary? 
  5. What is the average salary range for these professionals and what can cause it to change over time? 
  6. And finally, how might you go about getting into this field yourself if it interests you.



Sales While I Slept (Video)

Top 3 Viewed Videos on My YouTube Channel (Video)

I've compiled a list of the top 3 watched YouTube videos on my channel. Hopefully, this will help you to get a little break from your work and learn something new. 


1. This video is at number 1 with 4,823 views. It explains how the first hour of my day starts and I'm convinced if you do these steps then when the curveballs come they will not stress you out. 




2. This is a video I made about the 3 hardest things to learn as a Unit Secretary. It was my first ever Number 1 ranking on YouTube, so it's kind of neat looking back at all those years ago! 4338 views for this particular one - not too shabby considering how long ago it was published...




3. I'm still shocked at how fast this video rose to the top. Sitting a number 3 with 3,206 views, I talk about my one day working in the Emergency Room.




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Why Would I Want to Work in the Hospital as a Unit Secretary? (Video)



Why would I want to work in the hospital as a Unit Secretary?


You love working with people and helping them feel better.


Hospital unit secretaries have an essential role in helping patients, visitors, and staff members feel welcome. They are the first faces many see when they come into a hospital's front doors, so they must be friendly and helpful!


Why would I want this job?


There are many reasons why working as a Unit Secretary would be better than elsewhere. For example, some people might find it dull or unenthusiastic, it can be intense and stressful and long and tedious, but it also offers many benefits.


You'll meet lots of interesting people from all walks of life who have their own stories to tell!


In addition, you will get experience working in one place for an extended period which could help when applying elsewhere later down the track or even just giving your resume more credibility if there's ever any doubt about whether the hiring process would suit someone.


There is always something that needs to get done, like making sure doctors have their coffee just how they like it!

 

Working in the hospital as a Unit Secretary is not for everyone. But if you're really into working with people and helping them heal from their diseases, this might be a tremendous opportunity!

As a Hospital Secretary, You Know All the Important Details (Video)

As a hospital secretary, you know all the important details that happen around the hospital. 


You know how to make the patients feel at home and get them taken care of efficiently. You know how to be a go-to person for any department in the hospital when it's crazy busy because you pinch-hit wherever you're needed most. 


There's nothing like being involved in patient care directly by doing administrative duties - which means taking care of operations on both ends. 


Rules That Nobody Tells You About (Video)

If you have to be a medical secretary in a hospital, there are many rules that nobody tells you about. You can't wear any perfume or nail polish to work and only drink the coffee provided by the break room because it's not safe for them if anyone else makes it-even if they swear they washed everything. 


And always expect to hear Code Blue over the PA system while at your desk! One moment everything is calm and peaceful and quiet…then someone screams “Code Blue!” over an intercom followed by music playing during emergencies. There's no time for fear when everyone races past you. 


Behind Every Successful Hospital There is a Unit Secretary (Video)

People are always saying that behind every successful hospital, there is a Unit Secretary. 


It's important for anyone who works in this industry every day to know their rights, how they can get promoted quickly, and even what precautions to take during an emergency or pandemic outbreak. 


Want to Be Apart of Something Important? (Video)

If you're new to the medical field, then being a Unit Secretary is your chance to be a part of a diverse group composed of doctors, nurses, and co-workers.


The workday will consist not only of typing documents but also clerical duties such as answering telephones and greeting visitors. 


Of course, being prepared for emergencies is always necessary, so knowing how to deal with pandemics or Code Blue is just some skill among many that you'll need to succeed here. 


Relationships are always meaningful in this line of work, so don't forget to keep up on connections within the different hospital departments! 


Never a Dull Moment When You Work in a Hospital (Video)



There’s never a dull moment when you work in a hospital, and preparation is vital. Understanding the terminology doctors use to gauge patients' conditions can help lift some of the all-important confusion from day-to-day life. 


Read about what it's like working with other departments in hospitals, how to deal with common illnesses and injuries, what types of equipment are used regularly - find out everything you need to know before accepting that new role!


Being a Unit Secretary is a Tough Job, but Somebody Has to Do It! (Video)



It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it! 


In this book, you'll learn how to become a medical secretary working in any hospital. You'll find everything from career descriptions for secretaries with different levels of experience to submitting an application.


How to Lead as a Unit Secretary (Video)



  1. Ask for feedback on how you are doing as a secretary and if they have any suggestions for improvement.
  2. Keep track of all communication between members, including emails, phone calls, etc., so that you can refer to them when necessary.
  3. Find a way to stay organized. Use post-it notes, color coding, or whatever works best for you.
  4. Know your role and the organization's mission
  5. Serve as a liaison between members of the unit and other units.
  6. Send out reminders about upcoming meetings to all members in advance
  7. Find out what is going on in their lives outside of work 

What Should I Put on My Resume? (Video)



This video will teach you how to create a resume for healthcare-related work. 


Every resume is different. But there are some common mistakes that people make when writing their resumes. 


I share the three most important things to put on your resume and how to avoid these mistakes!


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Hospitals of the Future (Video)

As a secretary for a hospital, you're just as involved in patient care as a doctor. 


In the future, secretaries will take on tasks from ensuring organized filing systems to hosting visiting families. Never before has there been such a possibility for those who were once overlooked!





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!



Medical Secretaries are the Backbone of the Hospital! (Video)

Medical secretaries are the backbone of the hospital! They work with doctors, nurses, coworkers, and patients. 


And because hospitals can't function without us, we spend our days multitasking between filing paperwork, answering phones, and much more. 




Take Your Lunch (Video)



A unit secretary is the first person everyone sees when they walk onto the unit. The last thing they want to see is a hungry - hangry secretary. Go take your break.

Stop Wondering About What it Takes to Work as a Secretary in a Hospital (Video)


Stop wondering about what it takes to work as a secretary in a hospital. Working in a hospital isn't always easy, but you've got the know-how! Follow these tips to take your career in this direction:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Typing Skills
  • Work Orientation
  • Calling in Consultants
  • Obtaining Consents
  • Dealing with Co-Workers
  • Patients with Different Religions
  • Different Types of Patients
  • Work Dress Codes
  • Emergency Code Phrases 
  • Emergency Situations
  • Dealing with Family and Visitors
  • Filing Paperwork
  • Floating to Another Unit
  • Knowing HIPAA
  • Ordering Supplies
  • Working with Office Equipment
  • Making Personal Telephone Calls
  • Taking Your Lunch Break
  • Answering Call Lights
  • Working with Another Secretary
  • Transferring to Another Unit
  • Sanitizing Your Area
  • Work Hours
  • Being Proactive
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My Unit Coordinator Certificate (Video)

 See what you'll find when you do some spring cleaning. 😀




In the video below, I'll explain everything I had to go through to get this Certificate. 

Filing (Excerpt From Steps to Becoming a Medical Secretary )

The key to a great day is to get your filing done immediately. Don’t think, “Oh, I have eight hours to go. I’ll file later.” Later might not come. The thing about hospitals is that the situation can change at any time. There could be a pile-up on the highway, a disease outbreak, or God forbid, a terrorist attack. 

        Example: At the hospital where I work, filing is not a big deal because our hospital is going paperless. So that means that the lab results and imaging results are on the computer.


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Working During a Disaster (Excerpt From Steps to Becoming a Medical Secretary)

Sometimes there will be situations when something tragic will happen, and our job is to be prepared. Whether it is a tornado that pops up in the Midwest or a train that derails in your town, you need to be ready.

 Your hospital will have a code for situations like this, and if you are there when it is called, this is the time when you jump into action. 

 After first making sure that you will not be needed somewhere else in the hospital, the next thing you need to do is make sure that the printers are filled with paper because there may be a ton of discharges for the patients who are “well enough” to go home so that the hospital can use those rooms for the injured patients. 

Next, go get empty charts that are lying around in case you need them because you never know if the “single room” will soon become a “double room” (so instead of 20 patients on your unit, you now have 40). 

Next, make sure that there are plenty of physician order sheets and progress notes for the doctors to use. They may not have time to log into the computer and may need to write the orders on a physician order sheet. 

Next, be prepared to stay longer than expected. Your shift may not end at the scheduled time. Your replacement may not be able to get there in time, or leaving may not be an option.

You will probably be required to do things outside of being a medical secretary, such as helping the discharged patients gather their belongings and wheeling them down to the main entrance. You may be required to go to another floor and help them out.

Hey, you may even be required to run down to the cafeteria. And grab some food for the nurses.

        The point is you must be ready!


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