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Hospital Unit Clerk

Admission Requirements

Ready to get started? Complete the program requirements and submit your application to enter the hospital unit clerk program.

September 2018 intake

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following 5 admission requirements.

Tip Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

Requirement      
Information Session Attendance at a Program Information Session is required. It is advisable to attend this session first. The session is free but you must register.
Grade 12 Graduation or BC Adult Graduation Diploma Official Sealed Transcripts
  High school course Camosun course Alternatives
English
one of:
Keyboarding 50 wpm net* keyboarding speed assessment (dated May 2017 or later) from an approved provider. *Net means 1 word taken off for every error.
Medical Terminology Course

Successful completion of a Camosun College Medical Terminology Course or approved equivalent; a minimum 60 hr. course and 75% final grade taken in the last 3 years. 

Medical Terminology course from Vancouver Island University (VIU) is currently accepted. Students who take/have taken a Medical Terminology course from a post-secondary institution other than Camosun are strongly advised to ensure it is an equivalent offering PRIOR to taking the course and applying.

Medical Terminology Assessment Island Health Medical Terminology Assessment (dated May 2017 or later). Island Health requires a minimum of 72% (36/50) for their online employment application requirements.

Participation requirements

  • After acceptance into the program:
    • Complete a Criminal Record Check through Camosun College.
      Please note, any Criminal Record Checks done outside of the College will not be accepted and will result in additional costs.
  • During the program, Camosun requires that:
    • Students must successfully complete each program module in sequence to continue in the program and participate in the practicum.
  • Prior to practicum in April, the employer (IH) requires:
    • A TB skin test is compulsory. TB testing must be done within six months of the April practicum start and students must provide documentation of this at least one month prior to the start of practicum.  Students are responsible for the cost of this test.
    • Students are highly recommended to maintain current immunizations as per the Practice Education Guidelines of B.C. PDF Failure to comply with immunization guidelines could result in the health care organization or the college barring the individual from the practicum setting until proof of immunity is provided and/or until a communicable disease outbreak is declared over. This could impact a student’s ability to successfully complete the required practicum portion of the program.
  • Prior to practicum in April, the employer (IH) recommends:
    • Students be aware that latex will be in the work environment (allergy).

Completion requirements

  • Students must successfully complete each program module and practicum in sequence with a minimum of "C+"(65%) or "COM" (the student has met the goals, criteria or competencies established for this course or practicum) as required and practicum to be eligible for a Certificate in Hospital Unit Clerk.
  • Students must attend a minimum of 80% of each module.
  • Students must successfully complete 100% of the 110 practicum hours.

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