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By: Ashley FazekasPublished On: July 27, 2022
The role of a unit clerk is a very exciting career path, with plenty of variety and range in what area you work in and your daily duties. If you are hoping to gain a more specific understanding of what they actually do every day though, this blog should be some helpful insight. Getting into this career is a fairly direct route, with the first step being registration in a nursing unit clerk program such as the one offered at Ashton College. This is where you will gain the knowledge and training which qualifies you for this important job.
A unit clerk is one of the first people to greet you in a hospital or medical care unit, sitting at a front desk ready to register patients and perform administrative and clerical duties. As a unit clerk, you could work in hospitals, medical centres, clinics, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres or psychiatric wards. There are so many options when it comes to the medical environment you could work in. They play a vital role in managing information flow in a hospital no matter what division of the hospital or healthcare clinic they are in; a unit clerk enables the entire team to function smoothly and effectively. Part of this is due to their necessary communication skills with nurses, physicians and other healthcare team members.
Ashton College’s own Tina Toal, who was a previous unit clerk and supervisor and is now one of our expert instructors in our Unit Clerk course, recently participated in an online info session talking all about the role of a unit clerk. You can watch that here to hear about her insights.
Unit clerks spend a lot of their workdays interacting frequently with patients and other staff members, and they have a solid routine with many repetitive tasks they hold responsibility for. Being able to prioritize and multi-task are strong skills that you will improve and use in this role. You will also become more confident and comfortable in the healthcare setting, helping ensure things run smoothly in what can be a sometimes hectic and fast-paced environment. By keeping everyone informed and staying organized, unit clerks are an essential and very exciting role. If you are ready to get started on your journey in this career path, sign up for our Unit Clerk Certificate Course today!
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