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Job Title: Unit Clerk

Job Summary: The Unit Clerk will be responsible for providing administrative support to a specific unit within a healthcare facility. This includes maintaining patient records, scheduling appointments, and communicating with healthcare professionals and patients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date patient records, including medical history, test results, and treatment plans
  • Schedule appointments and procedures for patients, ensuring that all necessary paperwork and documentation is completed
  • Communicate with healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, and other staff members, to ensure that patient care is coordinated and efficient
  • Answer phone calls and respond to emails, providing information and assistance to patients and their families
  • Order and maintain inventory of office supplies and equipment
  • Assist with billing and insurance claims, ensuring that all necessary information is collected and submitted in a timely manner


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience in a healthcare setting preferred
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and electronic medical records systems

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to use a computer and other office equipment

Working Conditions:

  • Work is primarily performed in an office setting within a healthcare facility
  • May be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • May be exposed to infectious diseases and other hazards associated with working in a healthcare environment

Salary and Benefits:

Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits may include health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Unit Clerk

What is the best way to find and hire a Unit Clerk near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Unit Clerk applicants. Employers posting their Unit Clerk job on Indeed get about 12 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Unit Clerk applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Unit Clerk are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 10 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 16 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Unit Clerk positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Unit Clerk role?
SMS has 100% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Unit Clerk job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Unit Clerks are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 158% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Unit Clerk applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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