Healthcare facilities depend on trained Health Unit Clerks to help manage the day-to-day operations of their health units. Health Unit Clerks or Ward Clerks coordinate the unit's communication, maintenance, and activities in order to meet the needs of the medical staff, patients, and their families. Career opportunities for Health Unit Clerks exist in long-term care facilities, medical offices, and hospitals.

Take this course at one of the following campuses
  • calgary
  • edmonton
  • brandon

Program Learning Outcomes

The Robertson College Health Unit Clerk program in Edmonton will prepare you to perform the clerical and administrative support required for a hospital unit or a health care facility. You will learn to:

  • Effectively manage communications and be able to relay important information between patients and staff
  • Arrange patient admissions and discharges
  • Arrange patient tests and receive results
  • Receive visitors and answer the telephone
  • Transcribe and process doctor's orders
  • Assemble and maintain patient charts
  • Maintain hospital equipment and drug inventory
  • Type and distribute a variety of technical and non-technical reports and materials using computer systems and software that are relevant to the job


Health Unit Clerk Practicum

At the end of your theoretical training, you will participate in a 4-week full-time practicum where you will gain practical experience before transitioning to your new career.

what you could be earning in less than one year$27,310 - $45,760wage data taken from: jobbank.gc.ca
program duration34 Weeks
  • Earn your Level "C" CPR and First Aid certifications
  • Small classes provide more one-on-one learning opportunities with instructors
  • Gain hands-on experience in the classroom as well as on-site at your practicum site during your 4-week work placement
  • Financial assistance is available for students who qualify; please contact your Student Admissions Advisor for more information


Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Health Unit Clerk program are qualified to work long-term care facilities, medical offices, and hospitals across Alberta.

  • Health Unit Clerk
  • Unit Clerk
  • Ward Clerk
  • Record Maintenance Clerk

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