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Hospital Unit Clerk
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
TUITION & FEES
- Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
- Mathematics – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
- 65% in MATH 1905 or 50% in Mathematics 10-3
Hospital unit clerks are the first point of contact for patients and play a vital role in managing communication and information in hospital nursing units. Learn medical terminology, how to process medical orders, communication skills, administrative procedures, and computer skills.
Individuals are more likely to be successful in this career if they:
- enjoy working with the public
- are emotionally able to manage workplace demands (death and high stress/volume situations)
- work well in a multi-disciplinary team
- are able to work shift work, including evenings and weekends
- are willing to work in more than one unit/facility
- have access to a PC computer with a stable Internet connection
- have keyboarding and basic computer skills
- can type 40 words per minute before the program starts
- are able to dedicate 40-50 hours per week for full-time studies
This program includes a practicum totalling 150 hours.
The practicum may be arranged in or close to the student's community. The student's practicum schedule will follow the preceptor's schedule and may include day, evening, or night shifts any day of the week, including weekends and holidays. Students are required to work full-time during the practicum and provide their own transportation to the facility.