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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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Based on Beth's disclosure that Eli acted inappropriately in the past, Rick spent much of the next two days speaking with witnesses, including the building concierge, the day property manager, and all the front desk clerks.
We met only one defender of communism during our visit, a taxi driver whom a hotel desk clerk called for us.
This gives the desk clerks time to restore the keys in their slots before the afternoon rush of new guests.
Two desk clerks run the switchboard and attend to guests.
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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.
Local 5 represents more than 6,000 housekeepers, food servers, cooks, bell-staff, front desk clerks and other workers in Waikiki's hotels.
But desk clerk jobs do not require the flipping of heavy mattresses or exposure to cleaning chemicals that can lead to respiratory and other health problems.