I am a first year nursing student (I start this fall) who has been offered a job as a unit sec in ICU. What are some of the most helpful things your unit sec. does for you? How about least helpful and most annoying? I have been a lab receptionist and medical clerk but have not worked on a hospital floor and would love some advice. My mom is an RN and gave me some good pointers (be organized, know where everything is, keep a calm, helpful, pleasant attitude and help the floor nurses in any way possible). Thanks for the imput!
Jun 29, '02
What do I expect from a unit secretary????
...I have worked with some fantastic Unit Secretaries. MOST hospital units could NOT function well without one. I have also had the unfortunate workday where I wish I had the power to FIRE a few of them. SOME feel like they were hired to set their alarm clocks to get out of bed and get dressed for the job called "Unit Secretary", to show up to PAINT THEIR FRICKIN' NAILS, CHACK ON GUM, TALK TO BUDDIES ON THE PHONE, AND ROLL THEIR EYES AT ANYONE WHO DARED ASK THEM FOR ANYTHING WORK RELATED.
I'm sure you are not going to be one of THOSE unit secretaries! :kiss
Last edit by live4today on Jun 29, '02