About the Career
A Unit & Hospital Clerk provides valuable clerical, secretarial, and administrative support in public and private health care settings. They act as the heart of a health care unit by maintaining the pulse. Typical duties include the admitting and registration of patients into various departments and/or hospital units, collecting patient data, data entry, clerical tasks, and handling patients’ charts. They focus on non-clinical tasks, direct resources, communicate with patients, nurses and doctors, and ensure urgent tasks are completed efficiently.
About the Program
The Unit & Hospital Clerk (Dual Diploma) program is 48 weeks long and includes a 6-week practicum in hospitals.
Graduates of the program can hold a variety of job titles such as:
- Hospital Registration Clerks
- Hospital Switchboard Operations Clerks
- Diagnostic Imaging Clerks
- Health Records Clerks
- Nursing Unit Coordinators
- Nursing Unit Assistants
- Health Unit Coordinators
- Unit Clerks
- Medical Office Assistant
Our graduates demonstrate the knowledge base, skills and attitudes consistent with industry expectations for entry-level employment. Graduates are employed by health authorities and several non-hospital settings such as clinics, and private surgical and diagnostic facilities. They are also able to seek a professional designation in the United States as a Certified Health Unit Coordinator.