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Providence Health & Services Surgical Services Unit Secretary in Colville, Washington


Providence is calling an Surgical Services Unit Secretary (Surgical Services, Day Shift, 0.0 FTE, On-Call/Supplemental ) to Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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In this position you will:

  • Support the Performance Improvement process.

  • Maintain a safe environment for staff, patients, and visitors.

  • Non-Patient Care Positions: Consider individual needs in communication with patients and staff, including ethical, cultural, psychosocial, religious, and age-specific aspects.

  • Support patient rights and the organization’s code of ethical behavior.

  • Regular and predictable attendance is required for all positions. Failure to meet this standard can result in progressive discipline up to and including termination.

  • Confer with registered nurse regarding scheduling patient's activities and tests.

  • Answer telephones, take messages, and communicate messages to appropriate persons.

  • Schedule procedures for Surgery, Endoscopy, Anesthesia, and Outpatient.

  • Assist in coordinating procedures with staff, nursing supervisor, Laboratory, Pharmacy, etc.

  • Assist patients and visitors in department as needed.

  • Perform clerical duties related to the admission, discharge and transfer of patients to another facility.

  • Take minutes for department meetings when assigned.

  • Assist the Surgical Services Manager with reports, special projects, data compilation, information gathering, and computer input.

  • Order supplies and equipment; receive and place items in their proper storage area.

  • Coordinate specialty equipment with Physicians and Surgical Services staff.

  • Deliver specimens to the laboratory when appropriate and assigned.

  • Assist in transportation of patients being discharged or moved to another department.

  • Clean bays according to protocol.

  • Make phone calls to help arrange transportation for patients when discharge orders are written.

  • Schedule own breaks at appropriate time and informs RN when gone from department.

  • Accept assignments in other departments as assigned by nursing supervisor.

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

  • Assist the Surgical Services staff, Anesthesia Staff, and physicians as necessary.

  • Work in a harmonious, collaborative, compassionate and effective professional relationship.

  • Consistently work toward social justice to balance the relationship between the powerful and the powerless, individual and community.

  • Promote competent and professional atmosphere at all times.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED or equivalent work experience

  • Must be licensed in the State of Washington as a Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Competent in Adult, Child, and Infant CPR or obtains within 3 months of hire

  • Recent experience with Word Perfect/Word software programs

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience as a Unit Secretary

  • Data entry experience

  • 1 year secretarial experience

About the hospital you will serve.

Mount Carmel Hospital is a Critical Access hospital in Colville, WA serving a three county area in Northeast Washington. We are a progressive, full service hospital offering advanced medical and surgical care as well as specialty support and outpatient services.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Administrative (Clinical)

Location: Washington-Colville

Req ID: 286558