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  • Job ID: 647629378
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Outpatient Surgery
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour


Secretary-Receptionist-Surgery - Same day Surgery

Fulltime - Monday-Friday - 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Posted: Feb 22, 2021


Serves as receptionist for the Operating Room Division (Operating Room, Same Day Surgery and Endoscopy); answering the telephone, taking and delivering messages and greeting and directing guests and visitors to the appropriate area.



  • Processes patient charges accurately.
  • Functions as unit receptionist and hostess and coordinates clerical tasks essential to the operation of the unit.
  • Processes requests for patient services from other departments as required.
  • Maintains a well-organized, centrally located area of patient information for physicians, nursing staff, and ancillary services.
  • Obtains laboratory results as necessary.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of computer terminal operations.
  • Carries out other related activities as required by the hospital to insure quality patient care.
  • Answers telephone promptly and courteously and maintains free-flowing and accurate communications.
  • Informs surgeons of their starting times for the next days operative schedule and notifies the radiology department and the laboratory when appropriate



Education and formal training required :

  • high school graduate.
  • Formal medical Terminology Course required.
  • Medical Secretary training preferred.


Experience required :

  • Prefer two years as a Secretar/Receptionist in the Medical Field

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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