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 - 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 PI87504440 A...
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 - 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 PI87504439 Apply Here...
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...
Description HEALTH UNIT CLERK FOR THE ER DEPARTMENT FULL TIME STATUS. THIS POSITION WILL BE FROM 7P-7A. The Health Unit Coordinator provides clerical support and receptionist duties to enhance the units flow and delivery of patient care. Assists the nurse in transporting medications/blood products to and from the unit. Qualifications Minimum Education Technical or Vocational training Require...
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...
A ssistthe clinical staff by carrying out such duties as data collection, correspondence,filing, answering the unit phone, and other clerical duties. EducationRequirements: HSDiploma, Two years secretarial experience required. Experience in healthcare setting preferred Physicaland Mental requirements of Job: Able to stop, crouch, reach, walk, and stand for sustainedperiods of time; use extrem...
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 San Antonio, TX
Nursing Support Patient Care Assistant/Unit Clerk - Maternal Child Care Specialty Resource Unit (Full Time Days) - Methodist Children's Hospital( Job Number: 02531-56597) Work Location :United States-Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Children's Hospital Schedule :Full-time Description General Statement of Duties: Individuals in the Nursing Support Position perform a variety of delegated tasks u...
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 - Clinical Transition Unit (Full Time Evenings) - Methodist Hospital( Job Number: 02531-56890) Work Location :United States-Texas-San Antonio-Methodist 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 with Methodist...
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 - 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...
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...
Nemours is seeking a Unit Clerk in the PICU to join our team in Wilmington, DE. This position is 60 hours every two weeks, 7pm-7am with every third weekend and holiday rotation. As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 280,000 childr...
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) will act as the Unit Clerk. The CNA will be responsible for clerical and receptionist duties and will assist in maintaining the physical environment of the nursing station. Answer phones, transcribes physician orders, maintains patient charts, maintains files and logs. Population: Short Term Joint Rehab Hours: PRN Required Skills Requirements: CNA certifi...
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...
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...

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Patient Care Unit Clerk

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $35,360.00
Typical Salary for Patient Care Unit Clerk
(110 Respondents)
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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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