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Administrative Associate (B) - Emergency Care Center

San Diego, California



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Job ID 13127 Date posted 11/19/2023 Schedule Full-Time Shift Day Department Emergency Care Center; Nursing

The Emergency Department Administrative Associate works autonomously and collaborates with unit leadership to support staff and department operations. Through strong administrative skills and teamwork, the Admin keeps the unit organized and on track.

Successful Admins are flexible, adaptable, and comfortable changing hats and responsibilities to meet the evolving needs of the Emergency Department throughout their day. The Admin should be proficient at navigating different technologies and programs, including all Microsoft Office applications, Teams, Access, Canva, and more.

The ED team reflects the communities we serve, so employees must be comfortable working and interacting with many different types of people in an open, collaborative environment. Strong communication and a team-oriented focus is essential for success.

The Admin provides business logistics support and maintains an overview of happenings of the Emergency Department through:

  • Primary office phone triage
  • Employee file management and electronic file organization, including onboarding and termination paperwork, leave of absences, and performance management documents
  • Maintaining up-to-date licensure, certifications, and competencies for the unit
  • Distribution list management, including phone lists, Outlook groups, and emergency notification systems
  • Recording minutes for all-team meetings
  • Coordinating with Hospital Unit Clerks for unit needs
  • Ordering, including office supplies, paper forms, and Iron Mountain
  • Mail and locker management for unit
  • Strong digital literacy to assist with tasks like electronic file transfers to Microsoft 365 and scheduling in API
  • Employee rewards, engagement, and recognition celebrations
  • Updating unit display boards, including Daisy Board/NRC, CPEN Board, Employee of the Quarter, and staff photos
  • Weekly department newsletter

Full-time, 40 hours per week
Monday - Friday
Choice of 8:00 am-4:30 pm or 9:00 am-5:30 pm

About the Unit:
The Rady Children's Emergency Department is a Lantern-awarded, Level I Trauma Center with 42 beds, including two trauma rooms. We are the only dedicated pediatric emergency department within the San Diego region and operate 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. We are proud to have a big team that values strong collaboration and communication across disciplines. We are a busy department that cares for over 300 patients each day, with a census of 109,000 patients last year, and includes a growing population of behavioral health patients.

Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma, GED, or Equivalent
2 Years of experience
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook PowerPoint and Access
Competent English grammar and composition skills

Preferred Qualifications:
Associate's Degree
3 Years of experience
Typing at 50 wpm

The expected hiring range for this position is $22.00 to $30.26

Rady Children’s Hospital is committed to compensation that is externally competitive and internally equitable. We demonstrate this commitment by conducting regular market reviews to remain competitive with organizations of similar size in the nonprofit, healthcare sector. The range listed above does not represent the full salary range for the position but is the expected hiring range for qualified candidates. Compensation decisions consider a variety of factors including experience, education, licensure, unique skillsets, organizational need, and internal equity.

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