Nursing Unit Clerk

Nursing unit clerks work in a team-based environment and perform clerical/receptionist duties that support the delivery of client care.

Some of the main duties of a nursing unit clerk are to:

  • transcribe and processes doctor’s orders
  • communicate with other departments and team members and hospitals to coordinate client appointments and transportation
  • arrange client tests and receive results
  • receive visitors and answer the telephone
  • prioritize requests
  • arrange client admissions and discharges
  • key-in and distribute a variety of technical and non-technical reports and materials.

Nursing unit clerks perform an important role in helping things run smoothly in a possibly chaotic and high pace environment. They do this by keeping everyone informed, and by organizing unit priorities.

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