Operating Room SecretaryMercy Medical Center, Dubuque, IA
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Mercy Medical Center is a not for profit Catholic hospital serving the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin since 1879. Mercy – Dubuque has 263 beds while Mercy – Dyersville is a critical access hospital with 25 beds and a 40-bed nursing home.
Mercy offers a full range of acute care services, including invasive cardiology and open-heart surgery, Level II trauma center, Level II regional neonatal intensive care unit, general and orthopaedic surgery, psychiatric services and inpatient physical rehabilitation. Mercy also operates two hospital-based skilled nursing units, extensive outpatient rehabilitation services, home health care, retail pharmacy and a wide range of outpatient, community and business services. Mercy’s 1,300 full- and part-time employees and medical staff of 230 care for more than 56,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.
The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and achieved Magnet designation, the gold standard of patient care, in 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet hospital in 2009.
Mercy Medical Center is a member of Mercy Health Network in Iowa and is a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health based in Novi, Michigan.
Mercy is an organization that values and encourages diversity. To learn more about Mercy and its opportunities for employment, please see the postings listed on this site or visit our website at www.mercydubuque.com.
The Perioperative Services Secretary is a member of the Mercy Medical Center healthcare team and performs clerical and receptionist duties under the direction and supervision of the Clinical Director. The Perioperative Secretary is responsible for scheduling operative procedures utilizing the perioperative computer scheduling system assuring that patient information; procedure, proper equipment and scheduling times are accurate and efficient. Maintains perioperative services database including file maintenance and performing internal audits. Develops and generates reports from the perioperative scheduling system for analysis by Clinical Director or other Administrative Services. Completes post op data entry for surgical procedure. Enters all patient charges into surgery scheduling system, sends charges to MIS and performs verification of data batch charges. Maintains file updates on physician privileges, tools list, preference cards, and charge lists. Sends electronic and paper surgery schedule to appropriate departments. Performs order entry on the computer, answers telephone calls, operates intercom system receiving and delivering messages to physicians and staff from ancillary departments. Provides routine approved information via telephone and in person and relays other calls and messages to appropriate staff. The Perioperative Secretary demonstrates professional behavior consistent with the Mission of Mercy, the Vision of Patient Care Services, evidence-based standards of care, and established policies and procedures.
The Perioperative Secretary is a high school graduate or equivalent. Knowledge of software programs such as Word and Excel are required. Medical Terminology required.
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