At UPMC, we are committed to keeping our community safe and healthy as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. As our team continues to provide Life Changing Medicine to our patients, our recruiters will continue to fill positions throughout this time. Interviews and other processes may be modified to protect the safety of our candidates and employees. Thank you for your patience.

For more information about UPMC's response to COVID-19, please visit

UPMC Life Changing Medicine
Search Our Jobs

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct

Medical Secretary

  • Job ID: 000013092
  • Status: Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Days with rotation
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Inst for Sleep Med_SMC
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour


Medical Secretary 
Sleep Center
.6 part-time Day shift with rotation
Union Position: AFSCME
Posted: August 10th, 2020


Serves as receptionist for the Department; transcribes reports; types other material from prepared copy, i.e., requisitions; files reports, authorizations, patient cards and other related material; prepares x-ray film folders for interpretation and for filing purposes.

  • Serves in capacity as receptionist in Department, including receiving of patients, visitors, and other guests and making sure they are handled in timely and proper manner.
  • Files reports, correspondences and other related material accurately, efficiently, and in a timely manner onto patient's chart.
  • Answers telephone promptly and courteously and maintains free flowing accurate communications.
  • Accurately and efficiently charges patients' account by use of a hospital computer system.
  • Takes and delivers messages and relays calls and messages in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to adapt to clinical treatment and instructional aspect of care to all stages of the life cycle and to various stages of health and disease.
  • Performs typing/transcription of patient records and all other departmental documents and correspondence in a timely, efficient and accurate manner.
  • Sorts and distributes incoming mail to appropriate department personnel in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Performs any other office related functions that would be appropriate for a secretary in the Department.
  • Maintains the patient medical records by keeping them neat, current, properly assembled and stored in proper place.
  • Makes copies of reports as requested and forwards to requesting individual, department or physician.


Must meet all general employment requirements of the Hospital and in addition: 

Education and Formal Training Required: 
  • High school graduate. Must be a graduate of a Medical Secretarial Program.
  • Experience Required: Two years previous work experience in a medical office setting dealing with physicians/public/patients in the position of a medical secretary/receptionist.
Other qualifications:
1.Thorough knowledge of grammar and punctuation.
2.Must have excellent computer skills to including Microsoft Professional Office Suite (or equivalent) experience. Need to be able to type efficiently when assigned to transcription. 
3.Ability to communicate with physicians, patients, and general public.
4.Equipment used: Computer and peripheral devices, transcription software, and fax machine.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Total Rewards

    More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life &emdash; because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

    Our Values

    At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

       Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct

    Talent Network