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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.

unit clerk

a person who performs routine clerical and reception tasks in a hospital inpatient care unit. Also known as unit secretary.
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The partnership also will offer additional support for 80 workers to transition to higher-paid positions on defined career paths such as unit secretaries or unit clerks and provide tuition reimbursement for those who seek further education to pursue nursing.
These staff members, who formerly worked in medical records or as unit clerks, are charged with helping clinicians better utilize the records system and for managing the new electronic patient record.
Our renal program is very lucky to have dedicated social workers, dietitians, nurses, health care aids, unit clerks, and dialysis care technicians.
Instead the unit clerks are being told to just "look the other way" and keep the files in a hidden cabinet.
The phlebotomists often feel that they are supervised by everyone (physicians, nurses, unit clerks, housekeeping, dietary staff, etc.
We revised our Order Entry Pathways, and now require nurses to 'countersign' on-line orders placed in the system by unit clerks.
In partnership with William Paterson University and McNamara & Associates, JCMC will train 24 incumbent workers and provide individual case management to prepare them for career pathways as patient access representatives, electronic medical records clerks, unit clerks and multi-skilled healthcare techs.