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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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Marcello worked for many years at the Westborough State Hospital, where he worked as a ward clerk and retired as a security officer.
She owned Blue Hill Beauty Shop in Maine from 1934 to 1953 and worked as a ward clerk at Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, Calif., for 10 years.
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If working in a ward or unit, women can be handed a form at the end of each interaction with the midwife, with instructions that, once completed, the woman hand the envelope to the ward clerk, who will place it in a sealed box to be forwarded to the midwifery standards review committee.