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Job Ref: 27376

Talent Area: Administrative/Clerical

Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Human Resources-MPO

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group - As one of the nation’s leading hospitals and academic medical centers Houston Methodist has brought together some of the nation’s leading experts in multiple specialties to serve our patients.  As part of Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group (HMSPG), these specialists not only provide excellent clinical care, but are on the forefront of research, developing leading-edge technologies and treatments, and teaching the medical pioneers of tomorrow.  This combination of clinical service, research and academics ensures patients have access to the latest in treatments and technologies while providing the best in comprehensive patient care.  Established as a non-profit corporation and certified by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, HMSPG enables physicians to maintain autonomy with respect to their clinical practice while growing their practice within an academic environment.

Job Summary

SUMMARY      Performs routine secretarial duties. Screens telephone call and receives and directs visitors; and may resolve routine inquiries. May schedule and maintain calendar of appointments, meetings and travel itineraries and coordinates related arrangements. May prepare and distribute minutes of meetings. Operates a personal computer and appropriate software packages or its equivalent. Assists in the routine departmental activities.       


1. Answers telephones, troubleshoots and direct calls to the appropriate person in a professional manner. 

2. Greets patients, vendors, job applicants and other visitors, and arranges for escort services, as appropriate.

3. Files, faxes, photocopies, mails and maintains department filing system. 

4. Operates a switchboard or telephone console to route incoming calls andplace outgoing local and long distance calls.

5. Trains relief receptionist/operators.

6. May perform routine duties associated with a specific departments core functions/services.

7. Demonstrates the componets of the ICARE values statement. 

8. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Completes all hospital required and job-related in-services and applies the information s needed.  9. Performs other duties as assigned.       

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS      High School Diploma or GED  equivalent.       

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS      At least 1 year of previous secretarial experience.      


SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED     This may include such things as foreign language skills, competency checklists, knowledge of specialty practices, ability to manages multiple projects. These must clearly relate to the essential functions of the job.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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