Prime Healthcare

Unit Secretary - Crisis Stabilization Unit

Facility Paradise Valley Hospital
US-CA-Chula Vista
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type


Join an award-winning team of dedicated professionals committed to our core values of quality, compassion and community! Paradise Valley Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference.

Paradise Valley Hospital is the South Bay’s oldest hospital, the second oldest hospital in all of San Diego County, and the largest employer in National City. For more than 100 years, Paradise Valley Hospital has served San Diego faithfully, proud of our heritage and providing numerous programs and services to meet the changing needs of our community. Our 291-bed, acute care hospital features the San Diego Spine & Joint Center, a highly credentialed acute rehabilitation center, our Paradise Health & Senior Center, a fully equipped and modern cardiac catheterization lab, and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient surgical services, and 24-hour emergency services.

In addition to our healthcare services, we offer comprehensive behavioral health services on the hospital campus and Bayview campus in Chula Vista. Services include psychiatric continuum of care for adult patients, inpatient services, and intensive outpatient services. Learn more at


  • Uses two patient identifiers when re-banding a patient or posting lab results on a chart to ensure correct information. Demonstrates awareness of importance of accurate patient identification at all times.
  • Does not use unacceptable abbreviations; alerts physicians and staff when transcribing orders.
  • Notifies the Bio-Med department for nonfunctioning equipment in a timely manner.
  • Orders supplies in cost effective manner as needed and assists with restocking. Keeps accurate inventory of unit supplies.
  • Checks for completeness and accuracy of patient record and correct order of documents within the record.
  • Maintains completeness of the patient chart for admission, transfer and discharge, medication reconciliation form as needed.
  • Monitors patient charts to insure hospital and regulatory requirements are met.
  • Maintains admission, discharge and transfer log book and Nursing Administation Department staff daily patient assignments.
  • Practices telephone etiquette when placing and answering calls for physicians, patient/families and other departments and communicates messages timely to the appropriate person/department.
  • Avoids and prevents injury to self and patients by applying the principle of body mechanics. Maintains a safe environment, functioning with an awareness and application of safety issues identified within the unit facility.
  • Ensures crash cart is immediately restocked with the appropriate items after each code; Notifies Charge RN of any issue with timely restocking by appropriate personnel.
  • Notifies nursing personnel in a timely manner for call lights, clinical alarms, telephone calls, or as needed.
  • Ensures consistently that all clinical alarms, i.e. Cardiac monitors, are set with the appropriate parameters for the patients and are audible at all times, as appropriate.
  • Prepares SBAR communication tool for change of shift report.
  • Assists with all admission, discharges, transfers and physician orders, as needed.
  • Utilizes the National Patient Safety Goals in the work place as related to job performance. Demonstrates awareness of a safe environment for staff, patients, visitors, or any other persons on the unit.
  • Participates in data collection for PI specific to the unit.
  • Consistently performs special projects and assignments in an accurate, efficient and thorough manner.
  • Assists discharge planner with faxing and acquiring authorization for release of information as needed.
  • Completes additional duties as assigned by the staff; seeks clarification from Charge Nurse when necessary.
  • Performs other essential duties as assigned or required.



Education and Work Experience

  1. High School Graduate or equivalent required.
  2. Three to five year?s secretarial experience preferred.
  3. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.

We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. EEO is the Law:


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