The Health Unit Clerk Program program is to prepare the student to gain employment in: hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, public health care agencies and long-term care facilities. In the workplace, they will perform non-clinical tasks usually under the supervision of nursing staff and provide the link between patients, physicians, nursing staff and other departments. Job duties and environments vary by place of employment. Some Hospital Unit Clerks are employed part-time or work evening or weekend shifts.
The job outlook for qualified medical unit clerks is very good due to advances in medical technology. According to the Health Careers Center, job opportunities are expected to be plentiful for health unit clerks, with growth mirroring that of all health care professions.
Health Unit Clerk Program Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the health unit clerk program, students will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
- Perform receptionist duties such as greeting and checking in patients
- Manage and coordinate the scheduling of appointments
- Compile patients’ charts
- Transcribe physicians’ orders
- Prepare birth and/or death certificates
- Record vital signs
- Complete the admission, pre-operative, and post-operative procedures
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