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Hospital Unit Clerk

This fast-paced, 16-week Hospital Unit Clerk program will prepare you to play a vital administrative role in managing communication and information in a hospital nursing unit. Students learn medical terminology, how to process medical orders, communication skills, administrative procedures, and computer skills.

Brittaney Anderson - Hospital Unit Clerk

I love helping people. When people stop by your desk on their way home and thank you for all your hard work and say things like thanks for taking care of my mom or dad, it’s a great feeling to have.

What to expect from the program

Students are more likely to be successful in this program if they:

  • 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 self-motivated, organized, and goal oriented
  • are able to dedicate 40-50 hours per week for full-time studies
  • This program is not recommended for international students, as the work permit needed for the practicum may not arrive in time.

Graduate with experience

NorQuest College believes in the importance of on-the-job experience that provides an enriched learning opportunity.

You’ll graduate this program with 150 hours of work experience from a practicum.

Your practicum may be in your community or close by. Your schedule may include day, evening, or night shifts any day of the week, including weekends and holidays. You will work full-time during the practicum and provide your own transportation to the facility.

Career opportunities

There are many opportunities for employment in the growing field of health care. Graduates have opportunities to work in acute care and rehabilitation hospitals, and extended care facilities.

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What to expect as a hospital unit clerk

You are more likely to be successful in this career if you:

enjoy working with the public

are emotionally able to manage workplace demands such as 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 or facility

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