Is the program right for you?
Graduates are prepared for the challenging and rewarding career of looking after the administrative and clerical requirements of a hospital unit.
Personal qualities for success as a Unit Clerk
It is strongly recommended that students possess the following skills and attributes prior to enrolling in this program:
- A sincere concern for the welfare of others.
- Ability and willingness to do shift work.
- Highly organized and able to complete detailed tasks with a high degree of accuracy.
- Strong prioritizing skills & the ability to manage multiple tasks.
- Ability to take initiative, accept responsibility and adaptable to change.
- Ability to coordinate and anticipate tasks and work in a self-directed manner.
- Mature, independent, with strong diplomacy skills.
- Patience and composure under stress.
- Ability to work under close direction as part of a team.
- Enjoy and thrive working in a busy, interactive environment.
- Competent and comfortable using a computer including Word, Excel, email, Internet.
- Previous office experience is not required but is a definite asset.
To prepare students for employment in a hospital as a Unit Clerk. Program graduates will have been taught the skills to:
- Communicate effectively with patients, visitors, and other members of the health care team.
- Function effectively in a fast-paced environment, often in urgent situations.
- Prioritize, process, coordinate, and transcribe physician’s orders and perform necessary follow-up actions.
- Identify, pronounce and correctly spell the names of commonly used hospital drugs.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the organization, structure, and function of the various departments of a hospital.
- Perform clerical and standard receptionist duties relating to the hospital unit and overall care of patients.
Employer Health Requirements
- Students are required to undergo a Criminal Record Check upon acceptance in to the program in order to be eligible for practicum placement.
- Students are required to submit proof of a negative TB skin test within 6 months of going out on practicum. In the event of a positive TB skin test, a negative TB chest X-ray report is required.
- Strongly recommended that students update their immunization for German measles, polio, tetanus, diphtheria, and Hepatitis B prior to the practicum.
- Free from latex sensitivity or allergy.
Photo: Bill Bryant, Emma Herrling, Todd Bryant
Marion Bryant Memorial Hospital Unit Clerk Award
Congratulation to Emma Herrling, recipient of the Marion Bryant Memorial Hospital Unit Clerk Award.
Emma is a 2017 graduate who is currently working at Victoria General Hospital.