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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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