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Is being a unit secretary for a hospital department a hard job?

I just got a job as a unit secretary for an adolescent psychiatric unit and I was wondering how hard of a job it is being a secretary for a hospital unit. I have some secretarial experience but I'm actually going to this job from another job I had on the unit (long story). I'm nervous, so any information is appreciated. Just be nice :)

Asked By: Angelia - 8/18/2008
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I am nice....:). It's not "hard" in the sense of complex knowledge but it can be stressful and pressured. In a busy unit, the unit clerk is often the clearing house for many things that keep info flowing; so they really have to multi-task & have their finger on the pulse. They often are the brunt of anger when things... More
Answered By: Diane A - 8/18/2008
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Angelia, yes unit secretary can be a very stressful job. i should definitely know because i worked in NICU- neonatal intensive care unit. i had to make orders, pick up the phone, look competent to my boss who was the nurse manager on the floor, make lab slips, call in for stat x-rays, talk with incoming visitors, talk... More
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Answered By: cjesusloves - 8/18/2008
 
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