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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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She asks the front desk clerk about the turnover and he says it has something to do with Joe.
I would definitely have had to get another desk clerk," Hussein says.
That case was initiated by a charge filed by Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union Local 17 and International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 638, joint collective bargaining representatives since May 1988 of the hotel's food and beverage, service, and maintenance employees, telephone operators, and desk clerks.
Local 5 represents more than 6,000 housekeepers, food servers, cooks, bell-staff, front desk clerks and other workers in Waikiki's hotels.
The union says it cannot organize about 285 workers - including waitresses, cooks, bellmen, housekeepers and front desk clerks - because hotel management intimidates any employee who appears to sympathize with the union.
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Citing the fact that 100 million Chinese travelled out of the country in 2013, with the number expected to double by 2020, he said Marriott had launched programmes to teach more desk clerks to speak Mandarin.