Unit Secretary, Presence Saint Joseph Center, Freeport:
Presence Health

Presence Health
Freeport Illinois

Requisition ID: 44866

Location: PLC St Joseph Center

Location Address:
659 East Jefferson Street, Freeport, IL  61032 United States (US)


Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 0
Employment Status: PRN / Registry 
Employment Type: Temporary 
Shift: Day



The Unit Secretary is responsible for accurately and thoroughly performing general receptionist, secretarial and clerical duties on the assigned nursing unit. Demonstrates a welcoming and friendly attitude to all customers including patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians. The Unit Secretary facilitates the smooth, efficient operations of the patient care unit.



  1. Performs typing, transcribing, scanning, photocopying, faxing and filing of information for office operations.
  2. Manages the information in the patient’s medical record:  assembles, disassembles, correctly files, labels, and updates information in the medical record (thin and electronic charts).
  3. Ensures the timely ordering of unit supplies.  Receives and assists with proper storage of unit supplies by sorting, assembling and distributing supplies.
  4. Promotes and maintains a strong public relations image in dealing with physicians, patients, staff, visitors and ancillary departments.
  5. Exhibits patient and family centered approach that promotes and enhances unit teamwork.


This represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.  Other duties may be assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience                                                              

High School diploma or equivalent, required.

Previous Unit Secretary experience, preferred.

Ability to comprehend medical terminology. Ability to apply medical knowledge procedure and understand and act on technical information from supervisors, charts, reference books, procedural manuals, etc.

Business Unit: PLC Senior Services
Department Name: Skilled NSG STJ

Basic Qualifications