The Unit Clerk is responsible for managing the telephones, greeting and directing visitors, patients and allied health professionals, and for managing patient records and charts. The position is also responsible for relaying information related to admissions, transfers and discharge of patients, diagnostic tests, booking appointments and consults. The incumbent will transcribe and process doctors’ orders including medication orders, laboratory orders, diagnostic imaging orders, and treatment orders and ensure an adequate level of supplies and equipment are available on the unit for use by the inter-professional team.
As a Unit Clerk, you will be responsible for the efficient flow of communication between health professionals, departments, patients and families while maintaining confidentiality of patient information. You will also be responsible for a variety of administrative tasks which may include reception, greeting and directing visitors, patients and health professionals, maintaining patient records and charts, transcribing and processing physician orders as well as scheduling patient tests and/or treatments. You will also be responsible for performing a range of administrative activities in support of the unit.
Classification: Unit Clerk
Union: AUPE GSS
Primary Location: U of A Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 25-JAN-2021
Temporary Employee Class: Temp Full Time
Date Available: 04-FEB-2021
Temporary End Date: 06-JUL-2021
Hours per Shift: 11.08 & 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 46
Shift Pattern: Days, Nights, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $25.24
Maximum Salary: $30.68
Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent. Completion of an accredited Unit Clerk Course or equivalent training program.
Additional Required Qualifications:
A one year unit clerk certificate with practicum component from a recognized post-secondary institution. One year recent Emergency Department Unit Clerk experience. Successful completion of a recognized course in medical terminology. Exceptional communication and organizational skills are essential.
Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills. Must be able to identify own learning needs and seek guidance in professional practice where knowledge deficits occur.