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Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC includes the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the region’s first medical school; the renowned USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the first comprehensive cancer centers established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States; the USC Care Medical Group, a medical faculty practice; the Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes two acute care hospitals: 401-licensed bed Keck Hospital of USC and 60-licensed bed USC Norris Cancer Hospital; and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, a 158-licensed bed community hospital. It also includes more than 40 outpatient facilities, some at affiliated hospitals, in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties.

In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Keck Medical Center of USC among the Top 10 hospitals in the state and among the Top 50 hospitals in the United States in seven specialties: ophthalmology, urology, cancer, geriatrics, orthopedic surgery, nephrology and cardiology and heart surgery.

Unit Secretary - 6th Floor Med/Surg- Per Diem 12 Hour DaysPart time

Verdugo Hills Hospital - Medical Surgery Glendale, California

Under the general supervision of the Charge Nurse, performs the clerical activities for the Medical/Surgical Department.

Job Summary:

  • Completes all headings on forms with addressograph.
  • Files records and reports in chart.
  • Checks the charts before going off duty.  Looks for unnoted doctor's orders.
  • Checks that the chart is available and ready to accompany patient when necessary.
  • Organizes chart for Medical Records when a patient is discharged.
  • Initiates interfacility transfer form and copies appropriate medical records for transfer of patients.
  • Requisitions all equipment and supplies as needed.
  • Transfers orders to computer or special forms for the Charge Nurse.
  • Transcribes doctor's orders to MAR and Desk Kardex for the R.N's or L.V.N.'s authorization, e.g., EKG, X-ray, Lab, etc.
  • Enters into the computer change of status when a patient's room is changed, when a patient is discharged, or when a patient expires.
  • Co-signs orders that are complete with the time and date.
  • Explains hospital visiting regulations.
  • Directs visitors to acceptable smoking areas.
  • Directs visitors to waiting areas.
  • Receives patient requests via intercom and relays requests to appropriate personnel.
  • Orders Supplies.
  • Completes dietary requisitions.
  • Orders routine supplies as needed.
  • Answers Telephone
  • Takes and delivers messages.
  • Locates R.N. or L.V.N. to take physician's telephone orders.
  • Receives telephone laboratory reports.
  • Assists with Admission of Patients.
  • Greets new patients.
  • Notifies appropriate R.N. of arrival.
  • Assists with transfer or discharge of patients.
  • Records change on daily census.
  • Makes follow-up appointments.
  • Assists with transfer as necessary.
  • Performs messenger duties as assigned.
  • Participate in Quality Management studies and serves on CQI project teams as requested.


Minimum Experience:
- Minimum of one (1) year current experience as a Unit Clerk with computer skills preferred.

Minimum Certification:
Current BCLS certification

As part of Keck Medicine of USC, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is the only community hospital in the Foothills area of Los Angeles backed by an academic medical center. With its 40-year legacy of personalized care from expert physicians, experience nurses and a dedicated staff the community has come to know and trust, USC–VHH brings patients the latest medical advancements and 24/7 emergency services. Join this world-class team providing highly-specialized care, up-to-the-minute research and innovative clinical trials



REQ20065292 Posted Date: 09/13/2018

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