Unit Clerks may also go by the title Health Unit Clerk, Hospital Unit Clerk, Nursing Unit Clerk, Health Unit Coordinator or Ward Clerk.
While certification is not required, employers prefer to hire graduates who have completed unit clerk programs from a recognized college or career college such as the ones listed below. Completing a unit clerk course will qualify you to perform administrative and clerical duties in a hospital or care facility and assist nursing staff by:
Assembling form for patient charts
Checking patient discharge documents
Distributing admission and discharge forms to proper departments
Coordinating and scheduling patient tests and treatments
Arranging for patient transportation
Transcribing physicians' instructions by recording information on requisition, consent and chart forms
Maintaining and updating patient master files
Greeting and directing visitors
Answering calls to the hospital ward
Preparing and submitting health care billings
Other administrative and clerical functions as needed
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