Unit Clerk Jobs

Unit Clerk Overview


Also known as Health Unit Clerks or Health Unit Coordinators, Unit Clerks are responsible for performing various clerical duties and other supportive tasks related to patient care. Typical duties include managing confidential patient history and health records, scheduling staff, organizing and coordinating information within a nursing unit and between other units and departments, processing admission and discharge forms, and documenting patient care services. Some Unit Clerks may also perform reception duties, including answering telephones, greeting visitors, transcribing physician and staff orders, scheduling patient appointments, managing medical supplies and providing additional administrative support. In some cases, Unit Clerks who operate in nurses' stations may also receive training similar to a Nursing Assistant, allowing them to take on non-clinical tasks directly related to patient care.

Unit Clerk Education Requirements


Though various institutions have their own specific criteria, the minimum educational requirement for a Unit Clerk is generally a high school diploma. Proficiency with a computer is also expected, and at least one year of healthcare experience is preferred. Some positions may also require basic knowledge of medical terminology and familiarity with commonly prescribed medications. While generally not a requirement, Unit Clerks with previous training or work experience can become certified through the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators. Certification demonstrates a proficiency with all necessary skills and concepts and can increase employment opportunities. Once certified, Unit Clerks must apply for re-certification every three years.

Unit Clerk Job Market


According to recent statistics, the market for Unit Clerks and other related jobs is growing nationally and is projected to increase by as much as 22 percent over the next decade. Unit Clerks who apply for and maintain certification are especially valuable in the job market as are those who have received medical schooling. Similar jobs that are also growing include Medical Records File Clerk, Hospital Filing Clerk and Medical Secretary.

Unit Clerk Salary


Studies indicate that the median annual salary for a unit clerk is $31,890. The lowest 10 percent average $10.65 per hour while the top 10 percent earn average hourly wages of $22.30.
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Job Description Unit Clerk - Med/Surg/Psych Unit - Per Diem(Job Number:02873-5988) Work Location:United States-Florida-Atlantis-JFK Medical Center - Palm Beach Schedule:PRN/Per Diem Description The Unit Secretary acts as the primary clerical resource for the unit. Position duties and responsibilities include: • Performs a range of clerical duties that support the operations of the unit. • A...
Job Description Unit Clerk - Behavioral Health Unit - Full-time(Job Number:02873-5954) Work Location:United States-Florida-Atlantis-JFK Medical Center - Palm Beach Schedule:Full-time Description Coordinates nursing unit communications, clerical functions and interdepartmental activities Qualifications High School or Equivalent 1-3 years experience preferred Current CPR card PI86640661 A...
Job Description Unit Clerk - Observation Unit - Part-time - 24 hrs wk(Job Number:02873-5906) Work Location:United States-Florida-Atlantis-JFK Medical Center - Palm Beach Schedule:Part-time Description Coordinates nursing unit communications, clerical functions and interdepartmental activities Qualifications High School or Equivalent 1-3 years experience preferred BLS certified PI86792752...
Job Description Unit Clerk - Oncology Unit - Per Diem(Job Number:02873-5847) Work Location:United States-Florida-Atlantis-JFK Medical Center - Palm Beach Schedule:PRN/Per Diem Description Coordinates nursing unit communications, clerical functions and interdepartmental activities Qualifications High School or Equivalent 1-3 years experience preferred PI86640336 Apply Here...
Administrative Assistant /Dialysis Unit Clerk. SNG-Sohum Southeast Houston Dialysis Center has an immediate opening for an experienced, Administrative Assistant /Dialysis Unit Clerk. This position requires the individual to demonstrate a high level of professionalism, have excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills. Bilingual proficiency in English/Spanish would be a plu...
Memorial Hermann Houston, TX, 77020
Position Highlights Memorial Hermann's Katy Campus is seeking a Unit Clerk for our Observation Unit, Night Shift, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Experience as a Unit Clerk/Secretary is desired. Acute Care experience is highly preferred. Position responsible for performing routine but somewhat varied clerical duties for assigned department. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provid...
Sanford Health System Fargo, ND, 58102
NURSE ASST INPAT/UNIT CLERK Job Number: RQ65760 Posted on: 11/20/2014 Employment Status Full-Time Wage & Hour Status Non-Exempt Location OBSERVATION UNIT - 1 WEST - SANFORD MEDICAL CENTER WEST WING - FARGO ND Shifts Day Weekends Schedule Day shifts 7a-3:30p, some weekend committment required Overview Responsible for contributing to the inpatient nursing process by performing patient care and non...
Sanford Health System Fargo, ND, 58102
NURSE ASST INPAT/UNIT CLERK Job Number: RQ65270 Posted on: 11/5/2014 Employment Status Full-Time Wage & Hour Status Non-Exempt Location PATIENT FLOW ADMINISTRATION - SANFORD MEDICAL CENTER BASEMENT - FARGO ND Shifts Day Evenings Schedule Rotation of days and evenings, some weekend committment Overview Responsible for contributing to the inpatient nursing process by performing patient care and no...
General Statement of Duties : The Unit Secretary assumes primary responsibility of unit secretarial, receptionist and clerical support in a professional manner in accordance with Methodist Excellence standards. He/she is expected to apply skills in critical thinking, appropriate judgment, mental organizational and unit operation skills to perform a variety of tasks. Demonstrates knowledge of offi...
General Statement of Duties : Individuals in the Nursing Support Position perform a variety of delegated tasks under the supervision of the registered nurse (RN) in a complementary and assistive role through functioning in a combination of two or more of the following positions: Patient Care Assistant, Unit Clerk and/or Cardiac Monitor Tech. He/she assists the nursing staff in providing patient c...
HCA North Texas San Antonio Live Oak, TX
Nursing Support Patient Care Assistant/Unit Clerk - Clinical Transition Unit (PRN) - Northeast Methodist Hospital( Job Number: 01574-56178) Work Location :United States-Texas-San Antonio Live Oak-Northeast Methodist Hospital Schedule :PRN/Per Diem Description General Statement of Duties: Individuals in the Nursing Support Position perform a variety of delegated tasks under the supervision...
HCA North Texas San Antonio, TX
Nursing Support Patient Care Assistant/Unit Clerk - Specialty Resource Unit - (Full Time Nights) - Methodist Hospital( Job Number: 02531-56596) Work Location :United States-Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Hospital Schedule :Full-time Description General Statement of Duties: Individuals in the Nursing Support Position perform a variety of delegated tasks under the supervision of the registered...
HCA North Texas Atlantis, FL
Unit Clerk - Med/Surg/Psych Unit - Per Diem( Job Number: 02873-5988) Work Location :United States-Florida-Atlantis-JFK Medical Center - Palm Beach Schedule :PRN/Per Diem Description The Unit Secretary acts as the primary clerical resource for the unit. Position duties and responsibilities include: •Performs a range of clerical duties that support the operations of the unit. •Acts as unit...
HCA North Texas Atlantis, FL
Unit Clerk - Oncology Unit - Per Diem( Job Number: 02873-5847) Work Location :United States-Florida-Atlantis-JFK Medical Center - Palm Beach Schedule :PRN/Per Diem Description Coordinates nursing unit communications, clerical functions and interdepartmental activities Qualifications High School or Equivalent 1-3 years experience preferred...
HCA North Texas Atlantis, FL
Unit Clerk - Observation Unit - Part-time - 24 hrs wk( Job Number: 02873-5906) Work Location :United States-Florida-Atlantis-JFK Medical Center - Palm Beach Schedule :Part-time Description Coordinates nursing unit communications, clerical functions and interdepartmental activities Qualifications High School or Equivalent 1-3 years experience preferred BLS certified...
HCA North Texas San Antonio, TX
Unit Clerk - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - (7a-7p) - Methodist Children's Hospital( Job Number: 02531-56617) Work Location :United States-Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Children's Hospital Schedule :Full-time Description General Statement of Duties: The Unit Secretary assumes primary responsibility of unit secretarial, receptionist and clerical support in a professional manner in accordance...
MountainStar Healthcare San Antonio, TX
Description General Statement of Duties: The Unit Secretary assumes primary responsibility of unit secretarial, receptionist and clerical support in a professional manner in accordance with Methodist Excellence standards. He/she is expected to apply skills in critical thinking, appropriate judgment, mental organizational and unit operation skills to perform a variety of tasks. Demonstrates knowl...
MountainStar Healthcare Atlantis, FL
Description The Unit Secretary acts as the primary clerical resource for the unit. Position duties and responsibilities include: •Performs a range of clerical duties that support the operations of the unit. •Acts as unit receptionist greeting and directing visitors. •Assists in the ordering, receipt and storage of supplies. •Assembles patient charts. •Answers unit telephone, transferring cal...
MountainStar Healthcare Atlantis, FL
Description Coordinates nursing unit communications, clerical functions and interdepartmental activities Qualifications High School or Equivalent 1-3 years experience preferred...
MountainStar Healthcare Atlantis, FL
Description Coordinates nursing unit communications, clerical functions and interdepartmental activities Qualifications High School or Equivalent 1-3 years experience preferred Current CPR card...

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Patient Care Unit Clerk

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $35,360.00
Typical Salary for Patient Care Unit Clerk
(110 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
32.9%
Bachelor's
21.1%
Associates
17.1%
Certification
13.2%
High School
11.8%
Master's
2.6%
(76 Respondents)
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