Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Unit Secretary, Emergency Department , Nights

    Job Title
    Unit Secretary, Emergency Department , Nights
    Job ID
    Washington,  DC 20060
    Other Location

    Unit Secretary: FT, Nights, 11:30 PM to 8 AM EOW - Emergency Department

    With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.
    Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Full-time Unit Secretary who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference. 
    The Unit Secretary:​​​​​​

    • Familiarity with basic medical terminology
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and set priorities
    • Flexibility and calmness required in order to perform a variety of functions in a setting that may be stressful or change unexpectedly due to a patient's condition
    • Competence in both oral and written English and the ability to follow oral and written instructions
    • Must have effective communication and interpersonal skills to relate to patients with varying degrees of illness, staff, and visitors
    • Exceptional customer service skills essential
    • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
    • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
    • Computer aptitude and knowledge of Microsoft products including Word, Excel and Outlook

    Required Qualifications: Education and Experience:

    • High school graduate or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.)
    • One year of secretarial experience, preferred 
    • Knowledge of Medical Terminology
    • Current American Heart Association BLS Certificate
    At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
    Work life balance
    Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
    Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, sick leave, and 403B retirement plan)
    100% Tuition Remission for employees and their dependent children

    COVID-19 Vaccination 

    Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment.  External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location. 

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    Required Skills

    High school graduate or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.)
    One year of secretarial experience, preferred.
    Knowledge of Medical Terminology.
    Current American Heart Association BLS Certificate
    Basic computer skills

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