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What is a Unit Clerk?

Unit Clerks assist physicians and other health-care providers. Unit Clerks play a crucial role in managing information flow in a hospital nursing unit. They are often the fist point of contact the patient sees before a a doctor. Therefore excellent customer service skills are imperative. They are responsible for greeting and directing visitors and patients. Unit Clerks will answer and direct incoming calls. They transcribe and process physician orders and maintain patient records and charts, as well as other various administrative duties.

Girl in blue nursing shirt at computer desk.

At ABM College we offer certification for Unit Clerks as part of our Medical Office Assistant & Unit Clerk diploma program (44 weeks). Here you will learn about medical terminology and administrative duties to get you career-ready!  If you have an interest in working in a hospital, apply now!

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