Department Assistant - General Surgery
Job Summary: Handles administrative duties within a medical office and perform clerical duties to maintain an organized healthcare office and allow medical staff to focus on patient care. He or she also maintains a line of communication between the patient and clinical staff.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Associate’s degree or equivalent formal education is preferred; excellent telephone, written communication and interpersonal skills; ability to prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining focus and effectiveness, maintaining a high productivity level to maximize the productivity of the department leader and managers; excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; experience with data extraction from multiple information systems; proficiency in a variety of computer software programs and/or systems is required, experience using email, electronic calendar, word-processing, and spreadsheets; able to work independently.
Working Conditions: Must work in a busy office and public environment while maintaining a friendly demeanor during all interactions with diverse populations of physicians, nurses, patient family members, etc. Potential exposure to blood/body fluids and contagious disease.
Physical Requirements: Constantly sit, see/visual acuity, handle/grasp/feel, talk/hear, taste/smell. Frequently walk, bend/twist. Occasionally lift/carry 1 to 25 lbs.