About the Career
Are you organized, detail-oriented and professional? If this sounds like you, consider a career as a Nursing Unit Clerk.
Nursing Unit Clerks act as the heart of a health care unit by maintaining the pulse. They direct resources, communicate with patients, nurses and doctors, and ensure urgent tasks are completed efficiently. A Nursing Unit Clerk must be able to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment, and possess strong communication skills.
Nursing Unit Clerks focus on the non-clinical tasks of the department and deliver and communicate physician’s orders with nursing staff and the other departments (laboratory, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, dietary, and therapy).
Depending on the health care environment, Nursing Unit Clerks may also be referred to as Nursing Unit Coordinators, Nursing Unit Assistants or Health Unit Coordinators.
Nursing Unit Clerks find opportunities in:
- Extended, intermediate, and long-term care facilities
- Private surgical clinics