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University of Washington UNIT SECRETARY (PART TIME, DAYS) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 186275


Job Location Detail: 1550 North 115th St, Seattle, WA 98133

Posting Date: 01/13/2021

Closing Info:

Open Until Filled

Salary: $18.82 - $27.31 Per Hour

Shift: First Shift


This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for an DAY SHIFT, PART-TIME, UNIT SECRETARY. The Unit Secretary functions as receptionist for the unit, a fast-paced and busy environment, and performs clerical duties to assist other staff members and support the efficient functioning of the unit.


  • Answers telephones using defined etiquette standards; routes calls and messages, greets and directs visitors and offers assistance, answers questions and follows through on inquiries, facilitates and acts as a positive liaison between the unit and other departments

  • Maintains office equipment, inventories, orders, and restocks office supplies, organizes work area in the unit station, assists in maintaining a neat and organized work environment at unit nursing station

  • Assists with patient admissions, transfers and discharges, assembles patient records, demonstrates accuracy in transcription and order management, enters transfers and discharges into the computer, copies charts; prepares charts for Medical Records on discharge

  • Reviews MD orders and submits orders to Lab, Diagnostic Imaging, prioritizes work and completes work in a timely manner; able to multi-task effectively

  • Answers patient intercom system effectively; responds appropriately to patient’s needs and/or alerts/refers to other unit staff members, assists with communication plan related to patients’ safety risks.


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent

  • Typing speed of 25+ wpm


  • Six months previous unit secretary experience preferred (completion of a unit secretary/medical terminology course may substitute for experience)

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.