Hospital Unit Clerk Salary
Hospital Unit Clerks in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $13.53 per hour for pay. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. For the most part, Hospital Unit Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Job Description for Hospital Unit Clerk
Hospital unit clerks are responsible for performing a variety of administrative, clerical, and clinical activities in their hospital's unit. These individuals are in charge of ensuring their assigned area of the hospital is clean, answering phone systems and processing calls as required, transcribing medical instructions, and communicating with patients. Hospital unit clerks also maintain unit supplies and order new ones when needed, as well as route medical orders to appropriate staff.Read More...
Other tasks performed by hospital unit clerks include adding data to databases as required, performing receptionist functions, and providing excellent service to patients at all times. Hospital unit clerks also provide clinical support as required and provide medical supplies to nurses, medics, and specialists. These individuals create appointments and follow hospital schedules to prevent incidents, as well as follow all relevant confidentiality and privacy procedures.
A high school diploma or equivalent is generally required for this position, and previous clerking experience is typically required or preferred as well. Hospital unit clerks must work well in a team setting and on their own with minimal supervision, as well as be proficient with basic computer programs such as the Microsoft Office suite. They also must be familiar with relevant medical terminology.
Hospital Unit Clerk Tasks
- Perform admitting duties including explaining various forms such as patient rights, medical releases and insurance.
- Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff or department.
- Assess method of payment for services, initate processing, may refer to specialist for financial options.
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Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Unit Clerk
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $27K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $28K. Hospital Unit Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $31K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $30K.