Ascension Health Unit Secretary / Adult Psychiatry Nursing Unit / Ascension Crittenton Hospital / PT Days in Rochester, Michigan

Job ID: 217614

Unit Secretary / Adult Psychiatry Nursing Unit / Ascension Crittenton Hospital / PT Days

Rochester, Michigan


Additional Job Information

Title: Unit Secretary

City, State: Rochester, MI

Location: AscensionCrittenton Hospital

Department: Adult Psychiatry Nursing Unit 001

Additional Job Details: PT, Days

Marketing Statement

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health system in the United States.

Our Mission: Crittenton Hospital Medical Center is dedicated to enhancing the health status of the individuals and communities we serve in partnership with our physicians, employees and community members.

Our Values:

We are called to:

  • Service of the Poor - Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need

  • Reverence - Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life

  • Integrity - Inspiring trust through personal leadership

  • Wisdom - Integrating excellence and stewardship

  • Creativity - Courageous innovation

  • Dedication - Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry

Our Vision: To be the recognized healthcare Employer of choice.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Unit Secretary understands and applies Crittenton Hospital Medical Center’s (CHMC) mission statement by assisting in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating the activities occurring in the nursing station by performing clerical and receptionist duties and maintaining the physical environment of the area.


  • Essential Functions

  • Transcribes and transmits doctor’s orders and confers with registered nurse regarding scheduling patient’s activities and tests.

  • Performs clerical functions within the unit clerk sphere of responsibility by communication with other members of the health care team.

  • Courteously answers telephone and intercom, takes messages, and communicates messages to the appropriate person.

  • Documents and maintains records and charts.

  • Performs clerical duties related to the admission and discharge of patients.

  • Orders supplies and equipment in appropriate amounts, receives and stores items in proper area.

  • Compiles new charts’, maintaining current charts, and enter patient information on the charts and Kardex, utilizing computer as needed.

  • Assists in orientation of new staff to clerical duties of the unit.

  • Daily clerical duties for the assigned nursing unit shall be completed per policy.

  • Non-Essential Functions

  • Attend educational programs and complete mandatory education requirements.

  • Utilizes excellent communication skills when interacting with patients, visitors, physicians, and Crittenton Hospital Medical Center employees in compliance with guest relations’ guidelines.

  • Must be able to wear any personal protective equipment (PPE) required for complying with Standard Precautions. (OSHA)

  • Under direction of charge nurse, assist with obtaining additional staffing in units with “closed staffing”.

  • This position shall have access to and disclose personal health information only when reasonably necessary to perform the designated job related responsibilities. Disclosure and/or use of personal health information for any purpose other than as reasonably necessary for designated job responsibilities is prohibited.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

  • This position requires the ability to identify age related differences within the persons served and the adjustment of treatment style and expectations as appropriate, including adjustments based on the person’s served cognitive function and learning ability. This will include taking into account their religious and cultural needs and preferences.



  • HS or Equivalent

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required.

Work Experience:

  • Six (6) months previous experience within the last 18 months as a Unit Secretary or satisfactory completion of a hospital-approved training program within the previous 12 months required.

How To Apply

If you are interested in joining the Crittenton Hospital Medical Center team, please apply by completing an online application at .

For questions or assistance with completing the online application, please contact Ascension candidate care at 855-778-6037.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:


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Reasonable Accommodation

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request in order to express interest in a position by calling (855)778-6037. Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within Crittenton Hospital Medical Center will be reviewed at the e-mail address supplied.

Thank you for considering a career with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.