Swedish Medical Center Unit Secretary - Family Childbirth Center in Edmonds, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Unit Secretary (0.6 FTE, Nights) to work in the Family Childbirth Center at Swedish Edmonds in Edmonds, WA.

The Unit Secretary is a member of the health care team under the supervision of a Registered Nurse who provides efficient operation of the Family Childbirth Center by taking responsibility for the clerical functions and heart rhythm monitoring of patients.

In this position you will:

  • Promptly answer telephones, intercoms, patient call lights and directs these calls to proper personnel. Acknowledge and greet visitors, patients, physicians and other employees.

  • Maintain work schedules for personnel on the unit, including recording absences, hours worked. Clears changes to schedule with Nursing Office as needed by the unit.

  • Maintains adequate levels of office and nursing supplies and forms. Completes requisitions as needed to maintain unit inventory.

  • Performs clerical duties related to procedures such as admission, discharge, and transfer of patients. Notifies appropriate departments of patients disposition; assembles and prepares appropriate charts and forms.

  • Accurately obtain, input, prepare and distribute all necessary information relative to a patient’s registration for the department in order to maintain an accurate medical record and ensure proper billing for services.

  • Ensures confidentiality of patient information. May transcribe MD orders from the physician order sheet to the cardex and MAR.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school graduate and course work in medical terminology.

  • Recent experience in an acute care facility preferred, or related work experience

  • Regularly required to sit for a considerable amount of time. Frequent reaching, bending, kneeling or stooping and other range of motion activities. Experiences pressure due to multiple priorities, calls and inquiries.

About the Edmonds Campus:

Swedish/Edmonds (formerly Stevens Hospital) has been providing sound and thoughtful care for patients in the greater Seattle area for more than 45 years. We pride ourselves in employing only the most qualified and caring professionals. We are not simply a hospital or a workplace. We are a family. We are a community. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community through local, high-quality and compassionate health care services. On Sept. 1, 2010, Stevens joined the Swedish family and became Swedish/Edmonds to create an innovative, regional health-care delivery network that provides more local services, while giving residents greater access to the latest medical treatments and the comprehensive services of the Swedish system.

The Swedish/Edmonds campus includes:

  • 217 licensed beds

  • 450 of the most qualified physicians and specialists on medical staff

  • 1,400 staff including clinical and non-clinical personnel

  • Full scope of medical and surgical services, including Level IV Trauma emergency medicine, diagnostic, treatment and support services

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Administrative Support (Clinical)

Location: Washington-Edmonds

Work Locations: Edmonds Main Bldg (WA151) 21601 76th Ave W Edmonds, 98026

Req ID: 189293