Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Location: Durham 27710
Perform secretarial duties in support of general medical office activities to relieve medical professional personnel of clerical and administrative details and to maintain an efficient and effective operation.
Duties and responsibilities of this level (Health System Level in italics)
Screen and sort mail and documents; respond to routine items not requiring supervisor's attention according to instructions and standard practices.
Department Level Duties
Set up and maintain office files of patient records, reports, and correspondence and miscellaneous information in an organized fashion.
Take or transcribe dictation; type medical reports and summaries, patient histories, operative notes, manuscripts and letters from rough draft to final copy ensuring accuracy and completeness. Operate general office machines to include regular typing and word processing equipment, copy machines, calculators and transcription equipment.
Answer telephone, screen calls respond to routine questions and take messages to accordance with physician's instructions; serve as receptionist for office or clinics as necessary ; greet patients, make appointments or proper referrals according to instructions and procedures; prepare documents and materials for clinics and / or patient admissions as requested. Maintain physician's calendar of appointments and schedules, preparing materials and bringing pertinent times and dates to his/ her attention as requested.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Work requires a general educational background normally equivalent to a high school education.
Work requires two years of related medical clerical experience sufficient to acquire skills in transcribing medical terminology, office organization and communications.
A completed medical secretarial program (nine months up to two years accredited program) may be substituted for equivalent experience.
* An optional typing speed of 50 correct words per minute may be required.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
PC WORDPROCESSING SOFTWARE
PC SPREADSHEET SOFTWARE
PC DATABASE MGT SOFTWARE
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
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