Secretary / Tech

Nursing ServicesEmergency Department Dalton, Georgia


Hamilton Health Care System, Inc.

Job Description and Performance Standards


Title:  Secretary/Nurse Tech 553785098

Department:  Emergency Care Department

Reports To:  Clinical Manager

Shift:  Varies

Status:  PRN



Provides general clerical support to the Emergency Care Department including receptionist duties, order entry, making necessary arrangements for in-house admission of Emergency Care Department patients, and coordination of Emergency Care Department communications with other hospital departments and transfers to other facilities.  Monitors cardiac monitoring systems of patients in the Emergency Care Department or Chest Pain Center.  Assists licensed nursing staff in providing direct patient care to infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients under the direction of the Registered Nurse and within the scope of defined practice.



Education:  High school graduate or certified equivalent.

Licensure:  BLS CPR required.

Experience:  Prior experience in same or similar position is desirable.  Background in medical related field preferred.  Monitor Technician training program, or equivalent, and ACC Specialist training preferred.

Skills:  Basic typing and comprehension of medical terminology preferred.  Ability to recognize a change in cardiac rhythms preferred.



Works in the Emergency Care Department setting with infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients who are experiencing a wide range of acute and often stressful medical and/or surgical problems.  Required to work posted schedule including weekends.  Requires full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.  Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.  Requires working under stressful conditions.