Health Unit Clerk - New Brunswick

With an aging population, the tremendous advances in technology, and our demand for the best quality of life, the healthcare industry is facing a growing shortage of well-trained personnel. This program is designed to provide employment-ready, comprehensively trained graduates. Successful graduates will achieve the CMAP® – Certified Medical Assisting Professional designation, in addition to their diploma. They are fully qualified to work in a hands-on administrative/clinical support capacity in any medical field, such as a unit clerk in a hospital nursing unit or outpatient department. Some of their tasks and duties would include:
  • Maintaining patient charts and transcribing doctor’s orders related to: surgery, patient activity and patient positioning, nursing unit observation, nursing treatment; dietary, medication, diagnostic imaging, laboratory (including recording of telephoned orders), admission, discharge, transfer, and post-mortem
  • Admitting, pre-op procedures, and hospital census recording
  • Patient scheduling including: bed, operating room, ambulatory, ambulance and community special services
  • Recording vital signs, ordering diets, ordering supplies, processing daily laboratory tests and filing reports, handling emergencies and special services
  • Administrative duties, including: knowledge of basic lab tests, ability to take vital signs and administer CPR/First Aid, knowledge of medical asepsis and infection control, assist with patient examinations, patient charting and health records, recording basic medical history, transcription.

Admission Requirements

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a strong commitment to confidentiality and integrity
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Successful completion of admissions interview and testing for adequate entry-level skills
  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent, and meet the minimum provincial age requirement
  • Two letters of reference regarding personal character
  • A recent, clear Criminal Records Check
  • Good command of the English language (written and oral)
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