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clerk

 [klerk]
an employee who keeps records and does other general office work.
unit clerk (ward clerk) a worker on a nursing unit who schedules patients for prescribed studies, prepares charts for patients, answers the phone on the unit, and handles other general clerical tasks. In some provinces of Canada, ward clerks of certain types of facilities are also trained to transcribe orders. Called also unit secretary.

clerk

verb To take a full history, perform a physical examination, record one’s findings in the patient’s notes, and write a problem list and care plan.
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Women in the first generation of clerical marriages had much to lose in marrying pastors: Some were sent into exile, others were imprisoned, and a few were executed.
Billions of pesos cannot just be brushed aside as a minor clerical error," Ridon said.
The North Antrim MLA said: "Right as it is that we certainly address the issue of institutional abuse, I think it is unfortunate that in the addressing of it, we create a hierarchy of abuse victims - those abused within institutions and those abused outside institutions who were predominantly the object of clerical abuse.
The least developed part of this book is the last twenty-five pages where Parish considers clerical celibacy in the Roman Catholic Church from the French Revolution to today.
Prior to this, Danaifar had said that Iraqis who continue to expose the clerical regime's hand in terrorism, killings and other crimes in Iraq should be put on trial.
But now, three decades later, I find that a surprisingly, though largely taken-for-granted, large portion of my job as a full professor in a leading public research university is not professional academic work, but clerical work--work of a kind and in a volume such as I used to get paid for doing fulltime as a secretary.
His phantom-like presence, except when he gets irritated with gays who want to receive the Eucharist together, is a symptom of the withering away of the clerical culture.
Pope Benedict XVI has met with a group of self-described clerical abuse victims during his trip to the small mediterranean island of Malta.
Scholarship on the feminization of clerical work and the production of gender relations in the white collar workplace tends to focus either on the 'early' period from the late nineteenth century to the 1930s, or on the period since the 1970s.
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WORCESTER - The bargaining unit that represents municipal clerical workers has agreed to forgo pay raises for this fiscal year and next, as well as pay more for health insurance in an effort to save jobs among its membership.
The case for more clerical support was endorsed by the hospital's Reasonable Workloads Committee and network general manager, yet NCAHS continues to reject, refute or simply ignore the growing evidence that there is a clerical workload problem.