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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Cardinal Hill Hospital in Lexington, KY has an opening for a Part Time Unit Clerk on our Pulmonary unit. The position will work 20 hrs/wk, Monday – Friday day shift. No weekends. Assists in the planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating the activities occurring on the unit by performing clerical duties and receptionist duties and maintaining the physical environment of the area. Must have ...
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 - 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...
UNIT CLERK AND SECRETARY Cottesmore of Life Care in Gig Harbor, Washington Full-time position available. (EOE/M/F/V/D) Requirements Must have efficient computer skills. Clinical knowledge and medical records experience a plus. Health unit coordinator or medical assistant certification preferred. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Professional Development We understand that you ...
Job Description Unit Clerk - CVSU - Per Diem(Job Number:02873-6103) 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 rec...
Position Title: Medical Administration/Health Care Admin Below is a job description: Duties of Position include but are not limited to: Assist front office staff in all functions on the business office to include registering patients, liaison between center and doctor’s offices, and managing schedule requests. Must have good communication skills, be able to multi-task and be a team player. Custo...
We are currently seeking a Unit Secretary to work in the Medical Records Department for our Boynton Beach, FL and Boca Raton, FL treatment facilities. The Unit Secretary is responsible for maintaining, organizing and auditing the patient medical records. Specific job duties include: •Audit medical records for completion and accuracy •Ensure all forms in the medical record are completed and sign...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for accurately processing admissions, answering telephones, providing assistance to all individuals approaching nursing station, transcribing orders and assuring follow up completed on all orders. Follows all Extendicare’s policies and procedures. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: No direct reports. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: *Processes admissions and all pertinent...
Job Description Unit Clerk - Per Diem(Job Number:02873-5138) 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 PI87546709 Apply Here...
Job Description Unit Clerk - Pre Admitting - Per Diem(Job Number:02873-5480) 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 PI87546708 Apply Here...
UNIT SECRETARY OFFICE CLERK II Monroe County Dept. of Human Services, full-time. Duties: assess requests from public and provide appropriate resources, maintain records/statistics, input client information. Qualifications: prefer education beyond high school and minimum of one year of office experience. Hiring Range: $11.85 - $13.10/hr. based on experience, plus excellent benefits. County applicat...
Bath Manor is looking for an LPN to fill our FT Unit Clerk position Prefer 5 years experience in LTC All interested candidates may apply in person at: Bath Manor, 2330 Smith Road, Akron, 44333 or send your resume by using the "apply" option as shown below....
High School/GED The individual works in a blended role of two positions. In a coordinated approach, the individual is responsible for certain clerical and receptional duties (10%) , and performs basic nursing tasks (90%) . All duties are performed in a collaborative approach with unit personnel and under the direction and supervision of the RN....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 San Antonio, TX
Description 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 providi...
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...

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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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