Job Description

Administrative Assistant - Main ED
Job CategoryClerical
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift

The TMC Emergency Department is the busiest Emergency Department in Southern Arizona, seeing at least 95,000 patients a year between both the adult and pediatric ED. We have a total of 38 beds separated into 4 pods (North, South, East, and West). Patients are placed into pods based on their triage acuity. The staffing ratio is 1:2 to 1:4 depending on the acuity of the patient. We follow the Emergency Severity Index (ESI) Guidelines for triage of all ER patients. We see a variety of patients within the department – everything from sore throats and simple lacerations to respiratory failure and STEMI patients. TMC has earned certification as a Primary Stroke Center, accreditation as a Chest Pain Center, and the Gold Plus Achievement Award for stroke programs from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. There is a separate Behavioral Health Observation Unit located within the Emergency Department. The ED embraces the Lean Methodology and strives for a culture of continuous process improvement to create the best patient care experience for our community and a work environment that excels in teamwork and collaboration. All nurses are required to be CPR, ACLS, PALS, CPI and NIHSS certified.


Performs research and analytical work in support of administrative, financial, and personnel functions.  Provides a variety of administrative and staff support services.  Assists in preparation and control of records, statistics, and reports regarding operations, personnel, etc.  Coordinates projects and/or processes specific to operating unit serves.  Serves as administrative liaison with others within and outside hospital.  Resolves routine questions and problems, referring more complex issues to management.


Arranges appointments and meetings; coordinates meeting and agenda materials.

Supports staff in completion of projects and performs assigned duties in absence of supervisor/manager.

Organizes major meetings including distributing materials, arranging for refreshments, and preparing nametags; records meeting minutes through the use of shorthand or rapid long hand to maintain an accurate record of decisions.

Schedules appointments; maintain and updates supervisor’s daily calendar.

Answers telephones, routes callers, takes messages, and provides routine information to callers.

Composes letters and memoranda from dictation, verbal direction, or from knowledge of hospital policy or procedures; edits and corrects data on routine documents.

Formats special reports and presentations including tabular displays, graphics, and overhead transparencies using Microsoft Office Suite products.

Operates a personal computer, word processing equipment and software, calculator, FAX machine, copy machine or related office machinery in performing assigned duties.

Makes air travel arrangements directly or through travel agencies; makes arrangements for ground transportation and hotel reservations; documents travel expenses and accurately prepares appropriate expense reports.

Inventories and orders office supplies regularly.

Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.

Adheres to and supports team members in exhibiting TMCH values of integrity, community, compassion, and dedication. 

Performs related duties as assigned.


EDUCATION:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED), One-year certificate from college or technical school.

EXPERIENCE:  Four (4) years of skilled administrative staff support experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products.



  • Knowledge of secretarial and office management functions and support.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to complete routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to listen and accurately interpret others' communication or instructions to take appropriate action.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

  • Ability to calculate figures and compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs; ability to apply basic algebraic concepts.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

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