Unit Assistant – Josie Robertson Surgery Center

Job Posting Number: 15290

New York, NY
August 29, 2017
Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:


The Unit Assistant acts as a liaison between the patient and/or family and MSKCC staff to ensure timely and efficient provision of services during the patient’s stay. The Unit Assistant also ensures the accurate and timely implementation of orders, the coordination of services and responds to patient and family inquires in a professional manner. Impeccable professionalism, proven ability multitasking, immaculate communication skills and great customer service skills are all essential in this important role. The ideal candidate group includes Medical Assistants working in a professional, fast-paced environment with multiple responsibilities and graduates with an Associate’s Degree or minimum of two years of college with Healthcare experience. Successful applicants have experience working with diverse teams, possess strong critical thinking skills, take an analytical approach to problem solving and proven ability to exhibit initiative. Computer skills are also required as is the ability to handle stressful situations and think on your feet.

This is a full-time position

Shift: Variable Days, 8 hour shifts flexed between the hours of 5:30am and 5:00pm, Monday-Friday with weekend rotation

What You Need:


  • Required: A High School Diploma or GED is required
  • Preferred: Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree


  • A minimum of 2 years of strong related experience with proven experience in customer service, taking initiative and multitasking.
  • Strong communication skills, organizational, prioritization, and computer skills

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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